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Salem Film Fest 2017

All Films & Events

  1. TICKLING GIANTS

    Sara Taksler / Egypt, USA / 2016 / 111 mins
    Bassem Youssef launches an Egyptian “The Daily Show” during the Arab Spring and endangers life and livelihood when the Morsi regime doesn’t appreciate his jokes. A film about free speech, censorship and “democracy”.
    TICKLING GIANTS

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Friday, March 3, 8:10pm Buy Tickets


  2. WHAT WAS OURS

    Mat Hames / USA / 2016 / 80 mins
    Three Wyoming Wind River Native Americans find sacred ancestral artifacts in a Chicago museum archive and wrestle with whether their return will reopen old wounds or promote tribal healing.
    WHAT WAS OURS

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Wednesday, March 8, 11:00am Buy Tickets


  3. WINTER AT WESTBETH

    Rohan Spong / 2016 / 80 mins
    A year in the lives of three longtime residents of a New York West Village artist community as they pursue their creative passions well into their 70s, 80s and 90s.
    WINTER AT WESTBETH

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Sunday, March 5, 5:05pm Buy Tickets


  4. WRESTLING ALLIGATORS

    Andrew Shea / USA / 2016 / 90 mins
    Controversial James E. Billie, alligator wrestler, Vietnam veteran, folk singer and half-white Seminole Indian chairman, created Indian gaming and an instant jackpot for his impoverished tribe.
    WRESTLING ALLIGATORS

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Friday, March 3, 2:30pm Buy Tickets


  5. YARN

    Una Lorenzen / Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK / 2016 / 76 mins
    Knitting and crocheting are more than conventional crafts practiced by stay-at-home women. YARN introduces edgy, contemporary women whose art is revolutionizing this wooly tradition world-wide.
    YARN

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Saturday, March 4, 11:50am Buy Tickets


  6. ZIMBELISM

    Jean François Gratton, Matt Zimbel / Canada / 2015 / 90 mins
    Remarkable tales from the darkroom on Marilyn Monroe, JFK and others from one of the last working elders of street photography, humanist photographer George S. Zimbel.
    ZIMBELISM

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Sunday, March 5, 10:50am Buy Tickets


  7. 10TH ANNUAL SALEM FILM FEST GALA

    Event
    Save The Date! You won’t want to miss Salem Film Fest’s 10th Anniversary Gala with honoree David Fanning!
    10TH ANNUAL SALEM FILM FEST GALA

    Hawthorne Hotel
    Thursday, March 2, 7:30pm Buy Tickets


  8. FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY

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    8:00 pm – midnight FRIDAY NIGHT LATE at Notch Brewery & Tap Room (283 Derby Street) After the first full day of the festival, you'll have the opportunity to hang and discuss films at Notch Brewery & Tap Room. Meet a filmmaker, quench your thirst, and drink in the fun festival atmosphere at one of Salem's new favorites. Free admission.
    FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY

    Notch Brewery & Tap Room
    Friday, March 3, 9:00pm


  9. THE DOC-A-CHUSETTS PITCH

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    Join us for a spirited discussion with local filmmakers as they pitch their upcoming documentary films to a panel of industry and media members in a competition before a live audience, in which you have a vote!
    THE DOC-A-CHUSETTS PITCH

    PEM Morse Auditorium
    Saturday, March 4, 10:00am


  10. SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY

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    8:00 pm – midnight SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER-PARTY AT SEA LEVEL OYSTER BAR (94 Wharf Street) Salem Film Fest hosts its annual Saturday night blast at Sea Level Oyster Bar, sure to get you up and dancing in the confines at Salem’s only restaurant to boast an indoor outdoor bar providing amazing views, the freshest seafood, gourmet pizza and an amazing beer selection Or simply enjoy the awesome view of Salem Harbor at night. Live Music will be provided by Sarah Seminski and the Wild Versatiles . Sarah is an all-time Salem favorite from the early fest years when she performed with Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket. Free admission.
    SATURDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY

    Sea Level Oyster Bar
    Saturday, March 4, 8:30pm