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Salem Film Fest 2017

Crime + Mystery

SANTOALLA

Friday, March 3,


THE MAN WHO SAW TOO MUCH

Is Mexican tabloid photographer Enrique Metinides, obsessed with hyper-violent crime scenes and accidents, a journalist, paparazzi or artist? A fascinating biography of a complex man.

Saturday, March 4,


SANTOALLA

A mysterious disappearance looms over a crumbling Spanish village, notorious for years of hostility between its only residents: a progressive Dutch couple and the native Rodriguez family.

KARL MARX CITY

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.

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM

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.

American Experience presents OKLAHOMA CITY

A series of violent encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement leads to the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in our nation’s history, the Murrah Building bombing.

Sunday, March 5,


FRONTLINE presents a sneak peek of LAST DAYS OF SOLITARY

Follow what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets.

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS

A brutal murder on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border triggers a suspenseful journey that exposes the complex socio-political consequences of killing the Dominican forests, one cut at a time.

Tuesday, March 7,


HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE

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.