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Salem Film Fest 2017

All Films & Events

  1. FIRST LADY OF THE REVOLUTION

    Andrea Kalin / Costa Rica, USA / 2016 / 72 mins
    The remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, an Alabama Southern belle who takes a life-altering journey through marriage, civil war and audacious democratic reforms to become the First Lady of Costa Rica.
    FIRST LADY OF THE REVOLUTION

    CinemaSalem
    Saturday, March 4, 11:45am Buy Tickets


  2. FOREVER PURE

    Maya Zinshtein / Israel, Russia, UK / 2016 / 85 mins
    The owner of the only Israeli football team never to have signed an Arab player sparks a catastrophic battle between the team leadership and its right-wing, racist fans when he hires two Muslim players from Chechnya.
    FOREVER PURE

    CinemaSalem
    Tuesday, March 7, 6:00pm Buy Tickets


  3. FRONTLINE presents a sneak peek of LAST DAYS OF SOLITARY

    Dan Edge / USA via UK / 2016 / 120 mins
    Follow what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets.
    FRONTLINE presents a sneak peek of LAST DAYS OF SOLITARY

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Sunday, March 5, 1:45pm Buy Tickets


  4. GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

    Jedd Wider, Todd Wider / USA / 2016 / 102 mins
    A homeless woman’s body and her diary are found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. As her identity unfolds, a system that fails to protect those who cannot protect themselves is revealed.
    GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

    National Park Service Visitor Center
    Saturday, March 4, 2:30pm Buy Tickets


  5. THE GROWN-UPS

    Maite Alberdi / Chile via Belgium, France / 2016 / 82 mins
    A compassionate glimpse into the lives of Down Syndrome adults who long for more independence and challenge than they have working in the bakery at the school they’ve attended for decades.
    THE GROWN-UPS

    CinemaSalem
    Sunday, March 5, 12:40pm Buy Tickets


  6. THE HAPPY FILM

    Stefan Sagmeister, Ben Nabors, Hillman Curtis / USA / 2016 / 95 mins
    A successful graphic designer chronicles his efforts to redesign his personality through controlled experiments with meditation, therapy and drugs that don’t go as planned.
    THE HAPPY FILM

    CinemaSalem
    Friday, March 3, 7:05pm Buy Tickets


  7. HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE

    Jay Cheel / 2016 / 82 mins
    Fixated on H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine”, two men dedicate their lives to building a real life time machine to recapture memories and conquer time.
    HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE

    CinemaSalem
    Tuesday, March 7, 8:00pm Buy Tickets


  8. I AM THE BLUES

    Daniel Cross / USA via Canada / 2016 / 106 mins
    An up-close-and-personal musical journey through the Louisiana bayou and Mississippi delta juke joints with the aging blues musicians who still play the Chitlin’ Circuit, even in their 80s.
    I AM THE BLUES – SOLD OUT!

    CinemaSalem
    Thursday, March 9, 7:00pm Not Available


  9. KARL MARX CITY

    Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker / 2016 / 89 mins
    A filmmaker pulls back the iron curtain on her East German hometown to uncover the truth about her father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi (secret police) connections in a chilling look at oppression and surveillance.
    KARL MARX CITY

    CinemaSalem
    Saturday, March 4, 2:00pm Buy Tickets


  10. LEAGUE OF EXOTIQUE DANCERS

    Rama Rau / 2015 / 91 mins
    Eight unforgettable Burlesque Hall of Fame inductees share the good, the bad and the ugly about the golden age of stripping with bawdy good humor and moving insight.
    LEAGUE OF EXOTIQUE DANCERS

    CinemaSalem
    Saturday, March 4, 9:40pm Buy Tickets