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We are so excited to be able to continue to offer a virtual screening room of options each week! Studios have been so very generous in the ways in which they've offered their movies to independent movie theaters. Watching our movies from home is as much about supporting Salem Cinema as it is about the movies themselves.
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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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Annette United States/France/Mexico/Switzerland/Belgium/Japan/Germany. 2021. Directed by Leos Carax. (140 mins.) Rated R. [CC,AD] in English
Music as meditation, music as mystery, music as magic, music as movie... ANNETTE is an outrageous and provocative musical that brought down the house at Cannes and won best director for creative visionary Leos Carax. Henry (Adam Driver jumps into this role with complete abandon) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love with Ann (Marion Cotillard, luminously watchable as always), a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. With the birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, their lives are turned upside down. With story and music by Ron & Russell Mael of Sparks, this original musical is a journey of love, passion and fame and is a cinematic spectacle of undeniable magnetism.
Nine Days United States. 2021. Directed by Edson Oda. (124 mins.) Rated R. [CC,AD] in English
A soul-stirring piece of minimalist science fiction, NINE DAYS is a bittersweet, caring way to look at life between the ebbs and flows of death. Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View on TVs of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will's to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will. This thoughtful and hauntingly exquisite film is a meditation on the unlikely, fleeting beauty of being alive.
I love this movie. After watching Nine Days, this is just a snippet of what I sent to the studio:
"For 39 years I've devoted my life to sharing movies. Twelve years ago, I moved from a single-screen, funky hole-in-the-wall theater to a beautiful three-screen cinema built from my dreams. I not only wanted to give back to my community for all their support but I wanted more than anything to create what I thought of as a place where art, the art of film, could be perfectly appreciated. Sadly though, more often than not, I've been left wanting as movies over and over have fallen short of the depth and magic I've known they're capable of delivering.
In just 2 hours and 4 minutes... or maybe it was really nine days... my soul has been nourished and everything I've ever loved about movies has just washed over me in an emotional tsunami of cinematic joy. Edson Oda has achieved a wondrous perfection most filmmakers can only dream of. I'm in awe and am truly reveling in the glory that is Nine Days. What a beautiful gift this movie is!" - Loretta
The Green Knight United States/Ireland/Canada. 2021. Directed by David Lowery. (125 mins.) Rated R. [CC,AD] in English
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, THE GREEN KNIGHT tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, A GHOST STORY) comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
Lorelei opens Friday, July 30th!
Join us at 7pm Saturday, July 31st for a Q&A with director Sabrina Doyle, actress Trish Egan and cinematographer Stephen Paar! United States. 2021. Directed by Sabrina Doyle. (111 mins.) Not Rated. in English
Shot on location in Oregon and California! A lyrical take on love, regret and second chances featuring stellar chemistry between its two leads , LORELEI is the stunningly authentic debut from Sabrina Doyle and the producers of THE FLORIDA PROJECT. Wayland (Pablo Schreiber) has been in prison for 15 years for armed robbery. Upon his release, he returns to his blue-collar hometown and inadvertently reconnects with his high school girlfriend Dolores (Jena Malone), now a single mother straining to support her three precocious kids. Tackling the all-too-familiar struggle of the working class in America who are living on the margins of society – and with beautiful cinematography and an affecting score – every element of this beautiful film contributes to a deeply felt sense of place.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain United States. 2021. Directed by Morgan Neville. (118 mins.) Not Rated. [CC,AD] in English
Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain utterly, unabashedly lived his life to the fullest. ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM, WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?), this unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him. It captures the complicated, intense life of a man who was mentally tortured but globally adored with a beautiful, cinematic landscape as vast and varied as the subject himself and is the perfect testimonial to Bourdain's strengths, flaws and frailties.
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