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Salem Cinema has been a cultural hub of our thriving city since 1982, dedicated to enriching our community by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for engaging activities. We present the richness of American and world cinema, including live-filmed performances such as theatre, dance, opera and other musical events and see film as a source of cultural literacy, learning and vision for the future as well as a place for discovery, community and delight.
In addition to broadening horizons and cultural awareness and understanding through the art of film, we are proud to offer a fundraising asset to our many local non-profit organizations by way of hosting movie benefit nights in partnership with their own missions.
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Manhattan Short Film Festival TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Fri 9/24 7:00 / Sat 9/25 12:00, 7:00 / Sun 9/26 3:00 / Mon 9/27 6:00 / Tue 9/28 6:00 2021. (146 mins.) Not Rated. some in English and some with English subtitles
MANHATTAN SHORT is a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten screen simultaneously across the world with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified. MANHATTAN SHORT continues to be a showcase for new voices and perspectives.
France. 2021. Directed by Daniel Perez. (19 mins.) Not Rated. in French with English subtitles
Synopsis: Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but for Archibald it’s literally an affliction until he meets a free-spirited woman during a bank robbery.
United States. 2021. Directed by Jo Meuris. (5 mins.) Not Rated. in English
Synopsis: The animated tale of a little girl who falls in love with a beautiful horse named Aurora and learns about love, friendship and growing up.
Afghanistan. 2021. Directed by Salar Pashtoonyar. (16 mins.) Not Rated. in Dari with English subtitles
Synopsis: Kabul, Afghanistan. Pari, a widow and mother, struggles to purchase her prescription glasses in order to continue working as a tailor.
Closed To The Light
Italy. 2021. Directed by Nicola Piovesan. (10 mins.) Not Rated. in Italian with English subtitles
Synopsis: In a moment captured in time, die-hard Italian fascists conduct reprisal executions of civilians in Lombardy during World War II.
Death By Handshake
United States. 2021. Directed by Hudson Flynn. (9 mins.) Not Rated. in English
Synopsis: A talented teenager copes with restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic by filming a witty love letter to his New York City hometown.
UK. 2021. Directed by Mark Rosenblatt. (14 mins.) Not Rated. in English
Synopsis: A little girl, spooked by a dark tale from her mother’s wartime past, starts to believe her adored house cleaner is a sinister thief.
The Kicksled Choir
Norway. 2021. Directed by Torfinn Iversen. (18 mins.) Not Rated. in Norwegian with English subtitles
Synopsis: A boy wants to sing in the local choir but when his father gets into a fight with a refugee, his aspirations are in jeopardy.
Canada. 2021. Directed by Iouri Philippe Paille. (16 mins.) Not Rated. in French with English subtitles
Synopsis: A bank loan officer extracts dark secrets from the past from an eccentric and mysterious customer in need of funds.
Out of Time
France. 2021. Directed by Delphine Montaigne. (9 mins.) Not Rated. in English
Synopsis: Felix’s mother has been called in and an exasperated director is threatening to ban him from the premises. But Felix still has a few moves.
Northern Ireland. 2021. Directed by Adam Patterson, Declan Lawn. (13 mins.) Not Rated. in English
Synopsis: Ex-paramilitaries enforce their own brand of street justice but when they condemn a dog to death, they bite off more than they chew.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye United States. 2021. Directed by Michael Showalter. (126 mins.) Rated PG-13. [CC,AD] in English
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. In the 1970s and 80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker, rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn’t long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire.
On Broadway United States. 2021. Directed by Oren Jacoby. (85 mins.) Not Rated. in English
For anyone who loves theater, this contemporary history of Broadway is a pure joy! As audiences prepare for the return of live theater after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, an all-star cast tells the inside story of the last time Broadway came back from the brink. On Broadway shows how this revival helped save New York City, thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion, and the sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce. Interviews with legends of the stage and screen, including Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Viola Davis, and Ian McKellen take us behind the scenes of Broadway’s most groundbreaking and beloved shows, from A Chorus Line to Hamilton. Archival clips of iconic performances by Lin Manuel Miranda, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones and Mandy Patinkin punctuate this hurly-burly ride through the main street of American show business. Now that New York City is facing an uncertain path forward in its recovery from a devastating pandemic, this documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Oren Jacoby and the producers of RBG shows how Broadway led the way in the city’s last great rebirth and provides a model of how it can come back again.
Blue Bayou United States. 2021. Directed by Justin Chon. (119 mins.) Rated R. [CC,AD] in English
With conviction and clarity from award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, BLUE BAYOU is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander, THE GREEN KNIGHT, THE DANISH GIRL) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he is threatened with deportation from the only country he has ever called home. BLUE BAYOU, in its quietest moments, illustrates that being an immigrant is not a one-size-fits-all identity but a vast tapestry of different cultures. It is both a passionate examination of injustice and a risky, turbulent ride towards a raw, emotional finale.
The Card Counter opens Friday, September 10th! United States. 2021. Directed by Paul Schrader. (109 mins.) Rated R. [CC,AD] in English
A hypnotic, slow-burn moral thriller about a tragic and twisted path to redemption, THE CARD COUNTER is told with director Paul Schrader's (FIRST REFORMED, TAXI DRIVER) trademark cinematic intensity. William Tell (Oscar Isaac) is an ex-military interrogator living under the radar as a low-stakes gambler. Tell’s meticulous life is thrown into disarray when he encounters Cirk (Tye Sheridan), a young man looking to commit revenge against a mutual enemy. With backing from mysterious financier La Linda (Tiffany Haddish), Tell takes Cirk on the casino circuit to set him on a new path, but the crazed chaos of the past bleeds into the present. This incredible, taut, supremely compelling tale, leavened by its wry humor, is a winning and incendiary portrait of American life. Oscar's got his eye on this one already!
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