Salem Film Fest is the largest documentary film festival in Massachusetts with films from around the world, running March 23- April 2, 2023. Screenings will take place at four locations: Peabody Essex Museum, Cinema Salem, National Park Service Visitor Center in Salem, MA and The Cabot in Beverly, MA. For more information, visit www.SalemFilmFest.com
Here is the Program Schedule for the Cinema Salem
Thursday March 23 — 7:30pm at Cinema Salem
While imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange awaits possible extradition to the US to face espionage charges, his father wages a tireless battle to bring his son home.
Friday March 24 — 3:30pm at Cinema Salem
Pilgrims to Jerusalem have been tattooed by the Razzouk family for hundreds of years. When ancient olive wood stencils mysteriously go missing, family secrets unfold.
Friday March 24 — 5:30pm at Cinema Salem
OVERCOMING THE DARKNESS
A kaleidoscopic of stories of Ukraine’s cities, under current Russian invasion, and their historic struggle for the right to exist freely on their own land.
Friday March 24 — 7:45pm at Cinema Salem
An investigative journalist uncovers the money, influence and politics behind an alarming covert global effort to control Earth’s remaining food and water resources.
Saturday March 25 — 10am at Cinema Salem
SHORTS BLOCK 2
Saturday March 25 — 12:20pm at Cinema Salem
NO TIME TO FAIL
Amidst an onslaught of disinformation and a global pandemic, Rhode Island election officials work around the clock to ensure the integrity of the 2020 election.
Saturday March 25 — 2:45pm at Cinema Salem
ART AND PEP
The owners of an iconic LGBTQ+ bar in Chicago are civil rights leaders who have been fighting for equality for decades, their activism is a love unlike any other.
Saturday March 25 — 5:30pm at Cinema Salem
OFF THE RAILS
British youth gain YouTube fame and fortune with their UrbEx stunts and gravity-defying Parkour skills until the trauma of a close friend’s death triggers darker stories, of broken families and fragile mental health.
Saturday March 25 — 8pm at Cinema Salem
A STORY OF BONES
The UK’s colonial past as a slave trading nation is exposed when airport construction on St. Helena island, best known for Napoleon’s gravesite, unearths an unmarked mass burial ground.
Sunday March 26 — 10am at Cinema Salem
Since 1985, cowboys have traveled to the American National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, where they share their unique love for poetry and their Western way of life.
Sunday March 26 — 12noon at Cinema Salem
TO KILL A TIGER
After his 13-year-old daughter is brutally gang raped at a family wedding, Ranjit, a farmer in Jharkhand, India, takes on the fight of his life in demanding the accused be brought to justice.
Sunday March 26 — 3pm at Cinema Salem
1946: THE MISTRANSLATION THAT SHIFTED A CULTURE
The word “homosexual” first appeared in the Bible in 1946. Researchers unveil astonishing new revelations regarding the mistranslation that has had grave consequences for the LGBTQIA+ community.