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SALEM CINEMA IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19



In partnership with several of our movie studios, we are able to offer access to virtual screenings that will help to generate much-needed revenue and offer an addition to what we are offering on screen as well as an alternative for those not ready to venture out to the movies. In order for your purchase to support Salem Cinema, you must use the affiliate links below! Have questions? Check out our virtual screening FAQs here!

Film Movement presents the best in world cinema with four Official Oscar Submissions for Best International Feature Film! This year's Oscar Nominations will be announced Monday, March 15, 2021.

Throughout January, we will be premiering a new submission each Friday. Titles are available for individual rental or as a discounted, 4-film package. 
Not Rated. (103 mins.) in Arabic with English subtitles

 



or $30 for all four films


“Some may find a clash between its fable-like guilelessness and other moments when the outside world's cynicism breaks in, yet the film remains a touching, nonjudgmental depiction of people circumscribed by superstition." - Jay Weissberg, Variety

When you pay for all four films at the discounted $30 price, Film Movement will email a reminder each week when the new film is available to watch. The next film is True Mothers. Each is available for four weeks from their initial release date.
Not Rated. (93 mins.) in Mandarin with English subtitles


“This is a film about courage, as well as empathy, professionalism and resilience - and it's a film that embodies those values itself. With luck, viewers will take its cautionary pleas to heart.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Not Rated. (83 mins.) in English


“Zahn brings great warmth to one of his most surprising performances yet, as does the usually radiant, unexpectedly severe Bell... both comedic actors given a chance to defy expectations in a movie that fully embraces the spirit of reinvention." - Peter DeBruge, Variety

Not Rated. (76 mins.) in English


“A love letter to what can be accomplished when you have art as your community, not just a commercial endeavor." - Peter Ranier, FilmWeek

Not Rated. (99 mins.) in German and French with English subtitles

 



or $30 for all four films


"This is bright, unaffected naturalism with a fluidly roving camera, but also a generous regard for its ensemble, as befits a film affectionately embedded in the Berlin theater scene." - Guy Lodge, Variety

Rated PG-13. (115 mins.) in English


“The quietly compelling brother’s keeper storyline — with lots of detailed farmwork and local color, makes Rams well worth your time.” - Roger Moore, Movie Nation
Not Rated. (87 mins.) in English


“The helmers do a fine job getting to the heart of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, capturing the joy of performance as the campers make time with the rock gods and work on their own contributions to the event." - Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

Not Rated. (81 mins.) in English


“I hazard to think that the film's mutual curiosity gives Some Kind of Heaven its vivifying spirit, that transforms what might have been familiarly charming and smirkily knowing into something more troubling, elusive, and enduring." - Eric Hynes, Film Comment

Not Rated. (104 mins.) in Latvian with English subtitles

 



or $30 for all four films


"Blizzard of Souls successfully captures the hazy, gauzy quality of memory."
- Ellen E. Jones, Guardian

Not Rated. (94 mins.) in English


“It's fascinating to see the creative process laid bare in such a way, and the film confirms Harvey's position as a vital and relevant artist who thrives through collaboration and experimentation.” - Jamie Healy, Radio Times
Not Rated. (84 mins.) in English


"Full-on completely in love with her darkly comedic commentary on the world of independent filmmaking."
- Heather Wixson, Daily Dead

Not Rated. (82 mins.) in English


“The film weaves together the stories of five mostly nonverbal teens with autism to present a rich tapestry of the autistic experience.” - Derek Smith, Slant Magazine
Not Rated. (82 mins.) in Swedish and Norwegian with English subtitles


“Instead of sharks and a required suspension of belief, writer/director Joachim Heden opts for realism and ingenious situations, creating one of the most intense and propulsive survival thrillers in recent memory.” - Megan Navarro, BD News
Not Rated. (98 mins.) in English with some Mandarin


“Shi's tender documentary suggests their daughter is a lot closer than she once seemed.” - David Ehrlich, Indiewire


Not Rated. (84 mins.) in English


“Touching and heartwarming, this is a sincere film – one of the gems.” - Emily Maskell, Flip Scene
 

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YOU WILL DIE AT 20

A complex, stunning and sophisticated debut, YOU WILL DIE AT 20 is a fable-like tale about the fear of living.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT FILM MOVEMENT!

Sudan''s Official Submission to the Academy Awards

Winner of the Lion of the Future Award for best Debut Feature at the Venice Film Festival, YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY is a visually sumptuous "coming-of-death" fable. During her son's naming ceremony, a Sheikh predicts that Sakina's child will die at the age of 20. Haunted by this prophecy, Sakina becomes overly protective of her son Muzamil, who grows up knowing about his fate. As Muzamil escapes Sakina's ever-watchful eye, he encounters friends, ideas and challenges that make him question his destiny. Sudan's first Oscar submission, YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY is an auspicious debut and a moving meditation on what it means to live in the present.

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76 DAYS

An engrossing, fly-on-the-wall recounting of hospital life in Wuhan in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, 76 DAYS is a surprisingly comforting portrait of humanity.


FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MTV ENTERTAINMENT!

On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Shot in four Wuhan hospitals during coronavirus lockdown, the film takes a grounded, humane perspective on doctors, nurses and patients. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis in four hospitals, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories with resilience and dignity. As the virus resurges across the world, this remarkable, poignant documentary suggests a way to face the future, with tears but perhaps also with hope.

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COWBOYS

An honest and heartfelt film about family, COWBOYS is bursting with complex characters, outstanding performances and an overwhelming amount of empathy.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT SAMUEL GOLDWYN!

Steve Zahn stars as Troy, a troubled but well-intentioned father who has recently separated from his wife Sally (Jillian Bell). Aghast at Sally's refusal to let their trans son Joe (Sasha Knight) live as his authentic self, Troy disappears with Joe into the Montana wilderness. Meanwhile, police detective (Ann Dowd) pursues them, but her resolve about the case is tested the more she learns about Joe's family. COWBOYS, a modern day Western from director Anna Kerrigan, is a tale of rescue, family betrayal and a father trying to save his son.

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MUSEUM TOWN

A fascinating, loving tribute, MUSEUM TOWN illuminates how and to what extent art and cultural institutions can help revive communities under duress.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT KINO LORBER and THE OFFICE ARTS!

Directed by Jennifer Trainer, a former journalist and one of MASS MoCA's original builders, and narrated by Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, this fascinating documentary tells the story of an unconventional museum, the small town of North Adams, MA it calls home and the great risk, hope and power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city. Today, MASS MoCA is the largest museum for contemporary art in the world — but just three decades ago, its vast brick buildings were the abandoned relics of a shuttered factory. MUSEUM TOWN tells how such a wildly improbable transformation came to be by looking at the artistic process itself — tracking celebrated artist Nick Cave as he builds the monumental installation Until, a reflection on gun violence, race and the American Dream.

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MY LITTLE SISTER

A quietly stunning film, MY LITTLE SISTER is a deep and thoughtful look at family bonds both breakable and unbreakable.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT FILM MOVEMENT!

Switzerland's Official Submission to the Academy Awards

Brilliant playwright, Lisa, no longer writes. She lives in Switzerland with her family, but her heart has stayed in Berlin, beating to the rhythm of her brother's heart. The ties between the twins have grown stronger since Sven was diagnosed with an aggressive type of leukemia. He's a famous theater actor and Lisa refuses to accept his fate, moving heaven and earth to get him back on stage. She gives her all for her soul mate, neglecting everything else, even risking her marriage. Her relationship with her husband starts to fall apart, but Lisa only has eyes for her brother, her mirror, who connects her back with her deepest aspirations and rekindles her desire to create, to feel alive.

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RAMS

A quirky, unexpected tale, RAMS is adorable, heartwarming and lovely in all the right ways.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT SAMUEL GOLDWYN

Based on the Icelandic film of the same name that Salem Cinema played in 2016! In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family's prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les's prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd and bring their community back together?

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ROCK CAMP: THE MOVIE

Music enthusiasts from across America attend ROCK CAMP, where they gather to shred with their famous rock star counselors – and learn to rock like the legends!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MTUCKMAN MEDIA!

Summer camp meets SPINAL TAP as we journey to Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in ROCK CAMP: THE MOVIE, where dreamers from across America and around the world gather to shred with their heroes. Rock Camp is an institution and a cultural phenomenon that has been going on in Los Angeles, New York and other cities since 1996. The brainchild of music producer David Fishof, Rock Camp boasts a jaw-dropping array of rock star "counselors" that include Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, Nancy Wilson, Joe Perry, Jeff Beck, Slash and countless other rock legends. The counselors teach, inspire and jam with the campers over the course of four days. Each Rock Camp concludes with all of the counselors and their respective campers, performing together.

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SOME KIND OF HEAVEN

A fond portrait of eccentric Americana, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN brilliantly spotlights our innate need for human connection!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MAGNOLIA PICTURES!

With SOME KIND OF HEAVEN, first-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community – a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, this thoughtful and inspiring documentary invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored film offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act.

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BLIZZARD OF SOULS

With a great deal of force and gusto, BLIZZARD OF SOULS tells a true-life tale of bravery!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT FILM MOVEMENT!

Latvia's Official Submission to the Academy Awards

BLIZZARD OF SOULS pays stark witness to the horrors of the First World War as seen through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old farm-boy turned soldier. Though he is underage, and his dad, a former marksman, is overage for the army, they are both conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national brigades. The thrill of training is soon followed by reality as shells burst around them in the endless mud. He's forced to grow up quickly on the battlefield, fighting at the side of his father, with their lives constantly in jeopardy. Adapted from the book by Aleksandrs Grins, which was banned in the U.S.S.R., the story was based on his own frontline war experiences in a Latvian battalion.

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A DOG CALLED MONEY

A mesmerizing peek into artistic process, A DOG CALLED MONEY is a stunning ode to director Seamus Murphy's craft and PJ Harvey's collaborative genius.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT ABRAMORAMA!

As imaginative as the creative process it documents, A DOG CALLED MONEY is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of a PJ Harvey record. Writer and musician Harvey and award-winning photographer Seamus Murphy sought first-hand experiences of the countries she wanted to write about. Back home, the words became poems, songs and then an album, which was recorded in an unprecedented art experiment in Somerset House, London. In a specially constructed room behind one-way glass, the public was invited to watch the five-week process as a live sound-sculpture, documented by Murphy with the same forensic vision as their travels. By capturing the immediacy of their encounters with the people and places they visited, this memento shows the humanity at the heart of the work, tracing the sources of the songs and their special metamorphosis into recorded music and ultimately cinema.

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I BLAME SOCIETY

I BLAME SOCIETY is an exquisite example of self-expression and how the thin line between art and reality can blur!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT GOOD DEED ENTERTAINMENT!

Edgy and exciting, I BLAME SOCIETY premiered as an Official Selection at the 2020 Rotterdam Film Festival and has since been recognized by critics and fans as one of the most original, inventive genre films of the year. A struggling filmmaker senses her peers are losing faith in her ability to succeed, so she decides to prove herself by finishing her last abandoned film – all while committing the perfect murder. An extremely bold female empowerment statement that sees our main character doing what she feels she has to do to finally overcome the continual blockades in her way, this comedic horror film showcases its star and director, Gillian Horvat, as, without a doubt, a filmmaking voice on the rise.

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THE REASON I JUMP

Giving us a unique perspective, THE REASON I JUMP is an outstanding, innovative and important tool to be part of a conversation about autism!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT KINO LORBER!

Based on the groundbreaking memoir by 13-year-old author Naoki Higashida, this fascinating documentary uses an immersive, impressionistic approach to chronicle the rich inner lives of non-speaking autistic people from India, Britain, the U.S. and Sierra Leone. Filmmaker Jerry Rothwell draws empathic portraits of his subjects and their families, and then, in a visually sumptuous artistic flourish, he interweaves their experiences with images of a young Japanese boy playing on a stormy coast. All the while, narrated passages from Naoki’s book describe the way in which he perceives the world around him. The critical message of Sundance Audience Award Winner THE REASON I JUMP: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.

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BREAKING SURFACE

A winter diving trip turns into a desperate race against time for two sisters in the thrilling BREAKING SURFACE!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MUSIC BOX FILMS!

A few days after Christmas, half-sisters Ida and Tuva set out on a winter dive in a remote part of the Norwegian coastline. Towards the end of the dive, a rockslide traps Tuva under water. As Ida surfaces to call for help, she discovers that the rockslide has struck above water as well, burying their equipment, phones and car keys – they are completely cut off from any chance of outside rescue. As the frantic race for survival unfolds, Ida is put to the ultimate test of character and forcefulness. Deftly capturing the glacial beauty of the Norwegian icy scenery, BREAKING SURFACE is a dexterously-crafted and highly intense survival thriller.

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FINDING YINGYING

Evocative and captivating, FINDING YINGYING is an intense but tender look into the disappearance of a visiting Chinese college student in 2017!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT KARTEMQUIN!

Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old Chinese student, came to the U.S. to study. In her detailed and beautifully inspiring diaries, the aspiring young scientist and teacher was full of optimism, hoping to also be married and a mother someday. But within weeks of her arrival, the young scholar disappeared from the campus. Through exclusive access to Yingying’s family and boyfriend, FINDING YINGYING closely follows their journey as they search to unravel the mystery of her disappearance and seek justice for their daughter while navigating a strange, foreign country. Beyond the mystery and milieu, this heartfelt documentary is the story of who Yingying was: a bright and talented young woman beloved by her family and friends.

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LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE

LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE tells the uplifting tale of a unique and extremely personalized dog rescue operation!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT FILM RISE!

Directed by Ron Davis, the award-winning filmmaker of the NY Times Critic's pick and 2016 box-office hit, HARRY AND SNOWMAN, LIFE IN THE DOGHOUSE tells the inspiring life stories of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta and the remarkable, selfless work they do at Danny & Ron’s Rescue. With a no-kennel policy, there can be as many as 75 dogs living with them in their home at any given time on their journey of finding their forever home. Ten years and 10,000 dogs later, their uncommon approach to life and dog rescue will capture hearts and inspire millions to make the right choices when it comes to man’s best friend.

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in our virtual screening room until Thursday, August 27th

 

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VIRTUAL SCREENING FAQS

Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. You’ll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support Salem Cinema. You will be sent an email after your purchase with a streaming link for the film that includes how long you have to watch your film before your link expires. All prices are set by the studios and in order for your purchase to support Salem Cinema, you must use the affiliate links above!

The easiest way to get content from your computer (from your emailed link) to your TV screen is to “mirror” what’s on your computer to your TV with an HDMI cord.  Simply connect your computer to your TV with the cord and you are set!

If your TV allows you to log on to the internet, you can navigate to your email account, and then play the film from the link sent to you by the distributor.


Other options: How do I watch on my TV?

It depends on the TV you have, there are several options.

Chromecast

You can cast a video from your computer or smart device (phone, iPad) using the following steps

  • Open the movie on your device (computer or phone)

  • At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device

  • If you don’t see that icon and you’re casting from a computer in the Chrome browser, you can open the menu in the upper right corner of the window (or the View menu) and select “Cast”

  • Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device, so you’d then select your Chromecast. If you don’t see your Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network

You can find more details on the Chromecast website.


Apple TV

You can do that using a method called AirPlay! Here is how to do it:

  • Open the movie on your iPhone or iPad

  • At the bottom right of the video window you should see the AirPlay icon. It looks like this: AirPlay icon

  • Once you tap the icon, select “Apple TV” from the list of devices

And that should be it! You can also find these instructions and more information on the Apple website.


Roku

You can cast a video from your computer or device (phone, ipad, etc) using the following steps:

  • Open the movie on your device

  • At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device

  • Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device, so you’d then select your Roku/Chromecast.

  • If you don’t see your Roku/Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network. The channel should launch automatically and playback will begin!


Watching from an App or Channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, etc

Some Smart TVs will let you download Apps from distributors on to your smart TV – then you can sign in to the app and watch the film through the app.

Learn how to download an App on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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