2018 Salem Film Fest

Come to Salem, see the world during the largest all-documentary festival in New England. Film screenings and talkbacks with the directors are the highlights of the week-long film fest. For more information, view the schedule below or visit SalemFilmFest.com.

Friday, March 23
4:00 pm – Shorts Block 1
6:00 pm – The Next Guardian
8:10 pm – Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End

Saturday, March 24
12:15 pm – Into the Amazon
3:10 pm – Waiting for the Sun
5:35 pm – The Experimental City
8:10 pm – Beauty and Ruin

Sunday, March 25
11:30 am – Ramen Heads
2:00 pm – A Suitable Girl
4:50 pm – The Judge

2018 Salem Film Fest

Come to Salem, see the world during the largest all-documentary festival in New England. Film screenings and talkbacks with the directors are the highlights of the week-long film fest. For more information, view the schedule below or visit SalemFilmFest.com.

Friday, March 23
4:00 pm – Shorts Block 1
6:00 pm – The Next Guardian
8:10 pm – Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End

Saturday, March 24
12:15 pm – Into the Amazon
3:10 pm – Waiting for the Sun
5:35 pm – The Experimental City
8:10 pm – Beauty and Ruin

Sunday, March 25
11:30 am – Ramen Heads
2:00 pm – A Suitable Girl
4:50 pm – The Judge

2018 Salem Film Fest

Come to Salem, see the world during the largest all-documentary festival in New England. Film screenings and talkbacks with the directors are the highlights of the week-long film fest. For more information, view the schedule below or visit SalemFilmFest.com.

Friday, March 23
4:00 pm – Shorts Block 1
6:00 pm – The Next Guardian
8:10 pm – Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End

Saturday, March 24
12:15 pm – Into the Amazon
3:10 pm – Waiting for the Sun
5:35 pm – The Experimental City
8:10 pm – Beauty and Ruin

Sunday, March 25
11:30 am – Ramen Heads
2:00 pm – A Suitable Girl
4:50 pm – The Judge

2018 Salem Film Fest

Come to Salem, see the world during the largest all-documentary festival in New England. Film screenings and talkbacks with the directors are the highlights of the week-long film fest. For more information, view the schedule below or visit SalemFilmFest.com.

Friday, March 23
4:00 pm – Shorts Block 1
6:00 pm – The Next Guardian
8:10 pm – Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End

Saturday, March 24
12:15 pm – Into the Amazon
3:10 pm – Waiting for the Sun
5:35 pm – The Experimental City
8:10 pm – Beauty and Ruin

Sunday, March 25
11:30 am – Ramen Heads
2:00 pm – A Suitable Girl
4:50 pm – The Judge

“The Judge” Film Screening

The religious Shari’a courts of Islam ban women from adjudicating domestic and family matters. Kholoud Al-Faqih, a criminal lawyer who has drawn the support of a progressive Sheik, challenges over 1,000 years of tradition with her appointment as the first woman judge to sit on a West Bank Palestinian Shari’a court. The film follows Kholoud inside and outside the courtroom as she redefines how Shari’a law treats women despite attempts to marginalize and demote her.

Tickets ($11-13) available online. Film is shown at the Peabody Essex Museum (in the Morse Auditorium) as part of Salem Film Fest.

“A Suitable Girl” Film Screening

FILMMAKER ATTENDING – Three young women in India struggle to maintain their identities and follow their dreams amid pressure to enter into arranged marriages. Educated, financially stable and raised with a mix of traditional and contemporary values, they have access to the world in ways their mothers did not, yet career aspirations become secondary when the women face the prospect of leaving their homes and families to become part of another. A SUITABLE GIRL examines these women’s complex relationship with marriage, family and society.

Tickets ($11-13) available online. Film is shown at the Peabody Essex Museum (in the Morse Auditorium) as part of Salem Film Fest.

“Ramen Heads” Film Screening

A deliciously detailed journey into the world of Japan’s top ramen masters and their obsessed fans. Travel behind the scenes with Chef Osamu Tomita, Japan’s 4-time reigning ramen champion, and his obsessive approach to creating the perfect soup and noodles. Five other ramen shop owners, each with a unique philosophy and flavor, exemplify the rich culture surrounding Japan’s national treasure.

Tickets ($11-13) available online. Film is shown at the Peabody Essex Museum (in the Morse Auditorium) as part of Salem Film Fest.

2018 Salem Film Fest

Come to Salem, see the world during the largest all-documentary festival in New England. Film screenings and talkbacks with the directors are the highlights of the week-long film fest. For more information, view the schedule below or visit SalemFilmFest.com.

Friday, March 23
4:00 pm – Shorts Block 1
6:00 pm – The Next Guardian
8:10 pm – Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End

Saturday, March 24
12:15 pm – Into the Amazon
3:10 pm – Waiting for the Sun
5:35 pm – The Experimental City
8:10 pm – Beauty and Ruin

Sunday, March 25
11:30 am – Ramen Heads
2:00 pm – A Suitable Girl
4:50 pm – The Judge

“Beauty and Ruin” Film Screening

As Detroit faces bankruptcy, all assets are on the table, including the Detroit Institute of Art’s priceless collection. A struggle unfolds between the retired city workers, who want the art sold to fund their pensions and healthcare, and the museum, which wants to preserve the city’s cultural treasure for future generations.

Tickets ($11-13) available online. Film is shown at the Peabody Essex Museum (in the Morse Auditorium) as part of Salem Film Fest.

“The Experimental City” Film Screening

A prophetic scientist and his team, startled by the 1960’s growing environmental crisis, plan a futuristic domed city that will eliminate toxic waste and blaze a trail towards a pollution-free 21st century. But when they propose a rural northern Minnesota site, abutters, politicians and skeptical scientists unite to challenge the project.

Tickets ($11-13) available online. Film is shown at the Peabody Essex Museum (in the Morse Auditorium) as part of Salem Film Fest.

“Waiting for the Sun” Film Screening

In China, more people are on death row than in the rest of the world combined. With its culture that stigmatizes prisoners and their relatives, convicts’ children are often abandoned by their families. At the Sun Village orphanage, these children find compassion and hope as they forge ahead, rebuilding their lives.

Tickets ($11-13) available online. Film is shown at the Peabody Essex Museum (in the Morse Auditorium) as part of Salem Film Fest.

“Into the Amazon” Film Screening

The remarkable story of the journey taken by President Theodore Roosevelt and Brazilian explorer Cândido Mariano to chart an unexplored tributary of the Amazon in 1913. Before it was all over, one member of the expedition had drowned, another had committed murder, and Roosevelt would badly injure his leg and beg to be left behind to die.

Tickets ($11-13) available online. Film is shown at the Peabody Essex Museum (in the Morse Auditorium) as part of Salem Film Fest.

 

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