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Salem Film Fest 2018

Courage and Risk

Thursday, March 22,


MINDING THE GAP

Three young skateboarders bond together to escape volatile families as unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Friday, March 23,


THE WAR IN BETWEEN

An incredible bond develops between combat veterans and rescued wolves, both suffering from PTSD.

THIS IS HOME

An intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing.

THE BLOOD IS AT THE DOORSTEP

A black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia is shot and killed by a Milwaukee policeman - his family searches for justice and reform.
6:45pm

MR. FISH: CARTOONING FROM THE DEEP END

An outrageous editorial cartoonist tries to raise a family and maintain his defiant voice when dangerous humor has no market.

Saturday, March 24,


American Experience presents INTO THE AMAZON

A remarkable 1913 expedition by President Teddy Roosevelt and Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon into the heart of the South American rainforest.
12:15pm
CLOSE TO SELLOUT

FATHER'S KINGDOM

Father Divine once had over a million followers but his story is little known because of his claim to be God incarnate.

MERMAIDS

The allure of an ancient myth through the story of women who are part of a “mermaiding” subculture.
2:40pm

WAITING FOR THE SUN

The children of China's death row inmates long for their imprisoned parents.

THE EXPERIMENTAL CITY

A visionary scientist, alarmed by the growing environmental crisis in 1960s America, dreams up a futuristic metropolis.

BEAUTY AND RUIN

Does art matter to a city on the verge of extinction? With Detroit in bankruptcy, masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Art are in peril.
8:10pm
SOLD OUT

Sunday, March 25,


A SUITABLE GIRL

Three young women strive to reconcile their “new India” contemporary values, identities and dreams with their ancient tradition of arranged marriages.

ARMED WITH FAITH

The brave men of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit patrol the lawless front lines of the war against terrorism in Pakistan.
2:15pm

THE JUDGE

The first woman judge to sit on a West Bank Palestinian Shari’a court redefines how the law treats women.

THE RELUCTANT RADICAL

An activist puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change.
7:20pm
SOLD OUT — WAIT LIST ONLY

Tuesday, March 27,


THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING

A Belgrade apartment divided in two - one half locked for more than 30 years - tells the story of Serbia's political turmoil.
5:45pm

OLD MARINE BOY

A North Korean deep-sea diver, using a dangerous old-style diving suit, strives to become a successful entrepreneur in the South.
8:00pm

Thursday, March 29,


BECOMING WHO I WAS

A boy discovers that he is the reincarnation of a Tibetan monk and takes an epic journey with his godfather in a story of faith and unconditional love.
7:00pm
WAIT LIST