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Salem Film Fest at PEM continued

Adults $13, PEM members, seniors and students $11

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Location: Morse Auditorium

Salem Film Fest at PEM continued

Celebrating its 10th year, Salem Film Fest is one of New England's largest documentary film festivals and presents a diverse collection of the year's best work from all over the world.

For more information and the full schedule check salemfilmfest.com or cinemasalem.com for tickets and descriptions.

 

10 am | The Doc-a-chusetts Pitch

Join us for a discussion with local filmmakers as they pitch upcoming documentary films to a panel of industry members in a competition before a live audience, in which you have a vote! The winner receives a $5,000 prize package. 75 minutes. 

Free admission to this event.

Tickets Available at the PEM Admissions Desk

 

 

11:50 am | Yarn

Proving that knitting and crocheting is more than a traditional craft, the film interweaves fascinating stories of contemporary wool graffiti artists, circus performers, structural designers and political protesters from all over the world. 2016, 76 minutes, directed by Una Lorenzen.

After the film, enjoy a hands-on yarn activity led by fiber artist Michèle Fandel Bonner.

Tickets Available at the PEM Admissions Desk

 

 

1:50 pm | Work in Progress. Monologues in the Artist's Studio

This film is about the Chilean-born, Brooklynbased artist Sebastian Errazuriz, whose work has lit up the worlds of art, design and commerce. 2016, 34 minutes, directed by Palu Abadia.

The artist's 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers are on view in Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. Free admission for this film.

Tickets Available at the PEM Admissions Desk

 

 

3:30 pm | American Experience presents Oklahoma City

The film explores how a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement- including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco - led to the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995, the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history. 2016, 102 minutes, directed by Barak Goodman.

Q&A with filmmakers follows.

Tickets Available at the PEM Admissions Desk

 

 

6:10 pm | The Other Half of the Sky

Four of China's most successful business-women grew up during the austere Cultural Revolution. The film is an intimate look at the social, political and economic playing fields they had to navigate to create their empires. 2016, 80 minutes, directed by Patrik Soergel.

Q&A with filmmaker follows.

Tickets Available at the PEM Admissions Desk

 

 

8:35 pm | Almost Sunrise

Two Iraq War veterans suffering from PTSD and pushed to the brink of suicide trek 2,700 miles from Wisconsin to California in a last-ditch attempt to find healing. 2016, 98 minutes, directed by Michael Collins.

Q&A with filmmaker follows.

Tickets Available at the PEM Admissions Desk

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