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Salem Film Fest 2018

Posts by rebeccadelucia


  1. FOCUS ON: THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING

    Posted March 26th, 2018 by rebeccadelucia in Uncategorized

    Documentaries of love are the best kind. They foster critical thought without tearing down their subjects. They are capable of inducing good-humored nose-twitching even as the bickering between family members resumes. They take behemoth abstractions like national identity and show you their blood pulse. THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING emerges in slow-motion from a fog. […]


  2. FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: Mark Hayes, Director of SKID ROW MARATHON

    Posted March 26th, 2018 by rebeccadelucia in Uncategorized

    Despite its excursions abroad, SKID ROW MARATHON is rooted to place. It names a neighborhood in its title; this neighborhood becomes a metonymy for rock bottom. There are beautiful aerial shots that follow the gridded street patterns on the runners’ routes. We may leave momentarily or, better yet, for good, but Skid Row remains with […]


  3. FOCUS ON: THE RELUCTANT RADICAL

    Posted March 25th, 2018 by rebeccadelucia in Uncategorized

      THE RELUCTANT RADICAL posits documentary as an extension of activism. It creates from its opening scene an inexorable trajectory towards its climax: climate activist Ken Ward’s boldest direct action yet, in which he and a coordinated group of environmentalists shut down the TransMountain pipeline in 2016. As a result of this action, activists and […]


  4. FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: Eric Weiss and Bradley Berman, Directors of NAT BATES FOR MAYOR

    Posted March 22nd, 2018 by rebeccadelucia in Uncategorized

    NAT BATES FOR MAYOR is a straightforward, compelling portrayal of mayoral candidates vying for the vote in Richmond, CA. Directors Bradley Berman and Eric Weiss go in for the extensive, intensive coverage of the sparring city council, candidates pounding the pavement, and public figures outside of their local haunts, at times dreaming and seething. What […]