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MASS REALITY CHECK

MASS REALITY CHECK

National Park Service Visitor Center
Friday, March 3, 3:00pm

Description

FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE – The Mass Reality Check is a college doc shorts showcase for college and university students and recent graduates working in short documentary and experimental documentary film. Each student whose film is selected to screen at Salem Film Fest 2017 will receive a festival pass and a jury of our film industry sponsors will award one filmmaker the Mass Reality Check Best Short Award and a software prize provided by Boris FX. In addition, programming staff from Salem Film Fest and representatives from LEF Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources and The Independent, will meet individually with the Mass Reality Check winner after the festival to give advice about filmmaking as a career and provide insights into funding, distribution as well as other professional considerations.

 

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THE HIDDEN HARPIST – 4 min
Directed by Eleanor Levine, Wheaton College
20-year-old harpist, Ellie Denison struggles with an instrument that is simultaneously her life-long passion and her greatest source of fear.
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A CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE – 5 min
Directed by Gregory Burdett, Emerson College
A candid conversation about race in America and how it colors our everyday lives.
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EMPTYING THE CAN – 5 min
Directed by Melanie de Souza, Rachel Saad, Matthew Parece, Fitchburg State University
An experimental essay that documents street art in areas of Fitchburg and Allston, Massachusetts.
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PAN – 3 min
Directed by Dennis Tsai, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
When you look at the her, what do you see?
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THE PIANO WOMAN – 4 min
Directed by Vanessa Kahn, Fitchburg State University
A spirited elderly woman whose career as a piano teacher is coming to an end reflects on the joy that music has brought into her life.
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THE SISTERS – 11 min
Directed by Guang
ya Zeng, Emerson College
A story about Patricia Bartevian and her sister.
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COMMUNITY INKED – 4 min
Directed by Dino Rowan, Montserrat College of Art
Visit the intimate welcoming community Good Mojo Tattoos of Beverly, Massachusetts creates within itself, artists, and clients.
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PRAYING FOR CHANGE – 24 min
Directed by Brian McPartlan, Fitchburg State University
Leroy Bailey raises awareness about homelessness and collects money to build hope centers across the country by walking around the perimeter of the United States.

Dates & Times

MASS REALITY CHECK

National Park Service Visitor Center
Friday, March 3, 3:00pm

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