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Salem Film Fest 2017

Art + Music

I AM THE BLUES

Friday, March 3,


BALLAD OF FRED HERSCH

The foremost jazz pianist and composer, a genre unto himself, shares his poignant story as AIDS and coma survivor, revealing the unlikely but triumphant musical journey of a true American master.

MAURIZIO CATTELAN: BE RIGHT BACK

This Italian puckish conceptual-art superstar is as elusive as he is provocative. Director Maura Axelrod’s playful profile of the ultimate prankster literally leaves its audience wondering: who is Maurizio Cattelan?

THE HAPPY FILM

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.

MATTRESS MEN

A sixty-something mattress salesman becomes a local celebrity as “Mattress Mick”, the tacky YouTube persona his friend creates in an attempt to breathe new life into his failing business.

Saturday, March 4,


YARN

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.

STRAD STYLE

A rural Ohio dreamer with an obsession for 'Stradivari' and all things violin, through the magic of social-media, convinces a famous European concert violinist that he can make a copy of the most famous and valuable violin in the world.

LEAGUE OF EXOTIQUE DANCERS

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.

Sunday, March 5,


WINTER AT WESTBETH

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.

Thursday, March 9,


I AM THE BLUES - SOLD OUT!

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.
7:00pm
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