The Lobster Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! Ireland/UK. 2016. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. (118 mins.) Rated R.
In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him.
Salem Cinema & Salem Film Society presents a spectacular double feature of Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation & an advanced screening of the new documentary Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Saturday, June 4th at 3:30PM followed by Q&A with director Eric Zala and producer Chris Strompolos! all seats $12 • advance tickets available at our box office during regular business hours or online here (with a handling fee from our ticketing company) no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events
The true, decades-spanning tale of the greatest fan film ever made! After Steven Spielberg's classic RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi (Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb) set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece.
Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project’s culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic vision—mixed in with some movie magic - to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic.
Followed by a screening of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: THE ADAPTATION!
which was the biggest, hot-ticket event at the 2011 Salem Film Festival and lauded as the "best of the fest" experience by SFF patrons! It’s the stuff childhood dreams are made of!
Reel Change For Our Community presents
SMART, a benefit for Salem Friends of Felines
Sunday, June 5th at 7PM followed by Q&A with director Justin Zimmerman
all seats $12 • advance tickets available at our box office during regular business hours or online here (with a handling fee from our ticketing company) no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events United States. 2016. Directed by Justin Zimmerman. (73 mins.) Not Rated.
"It's BLACKHAWK DOWN meets BLACKFISH and an unforgettable experience for anyone who's shared a bond with an animal."
SMART is a groundbreaking feature-length documentary about a group of highly trained, adrenaline-fueled professionals who risk life and limb to rescue animals! They’re Los Angeles’ Specialized Mobile Animal Rescue Team, and they save anything and everything, wild or domestic, from an array of dangerous situations. Shot over the course of three years, SMART follows team lead Armando Navarrete as he helps lift a horse from a river by helicopter, tranquilizes a deer in Pee-Wee Herman’s back yard and falls five stories from the top of a tree. But the rescues come at great cost, both on personal and professional levels, while there’s another struggle being fought behind the bars at the animal shelters. Armando refuses to let an animal die alone in the dark, but in the end, Armando may be trying to rescue himself.
JUSTIN ZIMMERMAN, Director
Justin Zimmerman is a nationally recognized filmmaker and professor. He has taught in multiple colleges and programs and his production company, Bricker-Down Productions, has been the recipient of several national awards. Zimmerman graduated from Ohio State and from Ohio University with degrees in English and Film, respectively. Zimmerman writes for Cisco systems, started the film program at Portland State University, directs, shoots and edits documentary projects for Getty Images and a variety of independent filmmakers and writes feature length scripts and independent comic books. Recent film projects include the award-winning narrative "Kids for Kidnapping" (Salem Film Festival 2011 NW Emerging Artist Winner) and the international documentary "The Titanic of Southampton." Recent comic projects include collections of "The Killing Jar" and "Other Worlds."
SALEM FRIENDS OF FELINES is a limited admissions rescue that believes in helping every kitty they can, by ensuring it will not reproduce an unwanted litter of kittens and by also helping those that are abandoned, unwanted and homeless find a loving forever family home. Every life matters! SFOF offers spay and neuter assistance through a voucher program. Their goal is to help with the problem of cat over-population.
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Sunset Song Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! UK/Luxembourg. 2016. Directed by Terence Davies. (135 mins.) Not Rated.
Set in the rural community of Kinraddie, Scotland, this film is driven by the young heroine Chris and her intense passion for life, for the unsettled Ewan and for the unforgiving land. As the approaching war brings the modern world to bear on the rural community, Chris must endure against the hardships of rural Scottish life and draw strength from this ancient land.
The Man Who Knew Infinity Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! UK. 2016. Directed by Matt Brown. (108 mins.) Rated PG-13. In English with some Tamil and Sanskrit
Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan's story as seen through Hardy's eyes.
Maggie's Plan Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! United States. 2016. Directed by Rebecca Miller. (92 mins.) Rated R.
In Rebecca Miller's witty modern romantic comedy MAGGIE'S PLAN, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working in education, who without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette Harding (Julianne Moore), an ambitious academic who is driven by her work. With some help from Maggie's eccentric and hilarious best friends, married couple Tony (Bill Hader) and Felicia (Maya Rudolph), Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways. Maggie learns that sometimes destiny should be left to its own devices. MAGGIE'S PLAN is a sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance, mixing heart and humor in a story of the delightful variability of relationships over the course of time.
Salem Cinema and Salem Film Society continue to celebrate the bard with Shakespeare at the Cinema on the second Monday of each month! We're starting with the first four and will continue through December depending on attendance!
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 day of the event and are available now at our box office during regular business hours or online at boxofficetickets.com!no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events!
From The Royal Shakespeare Company Monday, June 13 at 7PM - OTHELLO UK. 2015. Directed by Iqbal Khan. (195 mins.)
Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies.But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.
After more than a decade working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Shakespeare's Othello. He was last seen with us in Faust and Julius Caesar (1996). Hugh will play opposite Lucian Msamati in the role of Iago, returning to the RSC following his role as Pericles in 2006. The production is directed by Iqbal Khan (Much Ado About Nothing, 2012).
From The Royal Shakespeare Company Monday, July 11 at 7PM - HAMLET UK. 2016. Directed by Simon Godwin. (175 mins.)
Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality.
Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.
From The Branagh Theatre Company
Monday, August 8 at 7PM - ROMEO & JULIET UK. 2016. Directed by Kenneth Branagh & Rob Ashford. (165 mins.)
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live cinema season continues with a new vision of Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Branagh and his creative team present a modern passionate version of the classic tragedy. A longstanding feud between Verona’s Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for two young lovers caught in the conflict.
Kenneth Branagh co-directs with Rob Ashford, reuniting with the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Richard Madden and Lily James, as Romeo and Juliet. Also featuring Sir Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse.
From Almeida Theatre Monday, September 12 at 7PM - RICHARD III UK. 2016. Directed by Rupert Goold. (225 mins.)
The Almeida Theatre makes its live screening debut with an explosive new adaptation of Richard III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown. Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict. Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s (Macbeth, King Charles III) searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.
Cast includes:David Annen, Joseph Arkley,Tom Canton, Daniel Cerquiera, Simon Coates, Susan Engel, Ralph Fiennes,James Garnon, Mark Hadfield, Scott Handy, Finbar Lynch,Aislín McGuckin, Joseph Mydell, Vanessa Redgrave, Joshua Riley, Joanna Vanderham
Dark Horse Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! UK. 2016. Directed by Louise Osmond. (85 mins.) Rated PG.
Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
Dheepan Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! France. 2016. Directed by Jean Luc Audiard. (115 mins.) Rated R. In English and in French and Tamil with English subtitles
Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the new film from acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) is a gripping, human tale of survival. On the losing side of a civil war in Sri Lanka, a Tamil soldier (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) poses as the husband and father of two other refugees in order to escape their ravaged homeland. Arriving in France, the makeshift "family" sets about establishing a new life-only to find themselves once again embroiled in violence on the mean streets of Paris. A heartrending saga of three strangers united by circumstance and struggle, Dheepan is both a tour-de-force thriller and a powerful depiction of the immigrant experience.
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! United States. 2016. Directed by Thorsten Schutte. (90 mins.) Not Rated.
EAT THAT QUESTION—FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS is an intimate encounter with the iconoclastic composer and musician. Rare archival footage reveals a provocative 20th century musical genius whose worldview reverberates into the present day and beyond.
Our Little Sister Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! Japan. 2016. Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. (128 mins.) Rated PG. In Japanese with English subtitles
Three sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father - absent from the family home for the last 15 years - dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.
Equity Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! United States. 2016. Directed by Meera Menon. (100 mins.) Not Yet Rated.
When Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) is passed over for a promotion at her firm, she fights for the opportunity to take a start-up public, hoping this promising IPO will secure her a place at the firm’s highest level. But when an employee at the start-up raises questions about a possible crack in the company’s walls, Naomi must decide whether to investigate rumors that may compromise the deal, or push forward with the confidence her superiors expect. Soon Naomi finds herself tangled in a web of deception and office politics and begins to question if there is anyone she can trust. As the IPO draws closer, Naomi sees that the choices she has made for her career have left her very much alone. Forced to reexamine the rules of the cutthroat world she has always loved she finds herself in a fight for her very survival.
The Hollars Check back! Dates & showtimes have not yet been determined! United States. 2016. Directed by John Krasinski. (105 mins.) Rated PG-13.
John Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York. From a script by Jim Strouse that is at turns hilarious and heartbreaking, John Krasiniski’s second feature is a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship.
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