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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 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 (MacbethKing 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 AnnenJoseph Arkley, Tom CantonDaniel Cerquiera, Simon Coates, Susan Engel, Ralph Fiennes, James Garnon, Mark HadfieldScott HandyFinbar Lynch, Aislín McGuckin, Joseph MydellVanessa Redgrave, Joshua Riley, Joanna Vanderham

Cafe Society
Opens Friday, July 29th!

United States. 2016. Directed by Woody Allen. (96 mins.) Rated PG-13.

Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen's bittersweet romance CAFÉ SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby's colorful Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the age.

 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
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New Zealand. 2016. Directed by Taika Waititi. (101 mins.) Rated PG-13.

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.

 

Florence Foster Jenkins
Opens Friday, August 12th!

UK. 2016. Directed by Stephen Frears. (110 mins.) Not Yet Rated.

Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.

 

Life, Animated
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United States. 2016. Directed by Roger Ross Williams. (89 mins.) Rated PG.

From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. LIFE, ANIMATED evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality.  Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks. Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

 

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words
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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.

 

The Innocents
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France/Poland. 2016. Directed by Anne Fontaine. (100 mins.) Not Rated. in French, Polish & Russian with English subtitles

Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities.

 

Our Little Sister
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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.

 

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
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United States. 2016. Directed by Werner Herzog. (98 mins.) Rated PG-13.

In LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

 

Don't Think Twice
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United States. 2016. Directed by Mike Birbiglia. (90 mins.) Rated R.

When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets cast on a hit TV show, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. From the director of Sleepwalk With Me and the creator of This American Life comes Don't Think Twice, a critically acclaimed comedy packed with comic stars Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Tami Sagher that presents a hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people.

 

Superior
One showing! Sunday, August 28th at 7PM followed by Q&A with NW filmmakers Jeff Tinsley and Alex Bell!

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United States. 2016. Directed by Edd Benda. (90 mins.) Not Rated.

During the height of the Vietnam War in 1969, Charlie is on his way to Michigan Tech University, and Derek is counting the days to his inevitable military draft eligibility. Before their futures take hold, the lifelong best friends embark on one final adventure: a 1300 mile bike ride along the shores of the gargantuan Lake Superior. With two-speed Schwinn bicycles and limited preparation, Charlie and Derek pedal through the massive northern backwoods of Michigan, Minnesota, and Canada. Along the way they face hunger, exhaustion, and the kind of people in the world who never wanted to be found.

 

JEFF TINSLEY | Composer
Jeff Tinsley composes music for film, television, and video games.  He is also constantly in demand as an orchestrator.  Jeff graduated in 2012 from the prestigious USC Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program, and is an alumnus of the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis.

Jeff has enjoyed numerous opportunities as a composer to collaborate on a wide variety of notable projects, including Superior (2016)Send Me to Heaven (2012), and The Hipster Werewolf (2012).  As an orchestrator, he is best known for his work on Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker AdventuresMarvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Da Vinci's Demons.

ALEX BELL | Producer & Director of Photography
Alex Bell is a Seattle native that developed a passion for outdoor photography while residing in the picturesque Northwest. He brought his talents to the USC School of Cinematic Arts where he honed his craft as a director of photography before graduating in 2012. While at USC, Alex completed several projects across the entire spectrum of filmmaking and familiarized himself well with each production department. Despite having a current California address, Alex is rarely in the United States as he has traveled the world filming with Josiah Venture and The Salvation Army, who have led him to Eastern Europe, Africa, and documenting relief efforts in Nepal. Alex made his feature film debut as a director of photography and producer on Superior. When not traveling across the globe, you can find Alex Bell holding down his place in a four-part harmony as a member of the world renowned Westminster Chorus.

Equity
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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
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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.

 

Complete Unknown
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United States. 2016. Directed by Joshua Marston. (90 mins.) Rated R.

A mysterious woman with a remarkable past revisits a former lover, complicating the settled life he has built for himself and his wife in Complete Unknown, an unsettling exploration of identity from acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, The Forgiveness of Blood). As Tom (Michael Shannon) celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends in Brooklyn, he is startled to see a woman from his distant past at the party. Jenny - or Alice (Rachel Weisz), as she now calls herself - first denies even knowing Tom, but as the evening progresses, she reveals a shocking secret. After disappearing from Tom's life 20 years earlier, she began to reinvent herself every few years, taking on a new name, a new career and a new life each time. After giving Tom a glimpse of what life could be like if he lets go of the safety and security he has so carefully created, Alice asks him to make a choice that will change everything.

Little Men
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United States. 2016. Directed by Ira Sachs. (85 mins.) Rated PG.

Jake (Theo Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Michael Barbieri) at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, Brian (Greg Kinnear), and Tony's mother, Leonor (Paulina Garcia), threatens to become contentious.

Little Men is a critical yet empathetic look at the dangers of gentrification. Ira Sachs, director of Love Is Strange and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize WinnerForty Shades of Blue, accentuates the natural vibrancy of Brooklyn and brings out the best in his actors. Taplitz and Barbieri have a natural rapport and earnestness that belies their young age. Kinnear and Garcia bring weight to their roles as the feuding parents, and Jennifer Ehle, Talia Balsam, and Alfred Molina round out the cast with wonderful supporting turns. It's a triumphant return to the Festival for Sachs, who has made a film that never lets its abundant kindness interfere with its honest portrayal of a rapidly changing neighborhood.

 

Tulip Fever
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UK. 2016. Directed by Justin Chadwick. (107 mins.) Not Yet Rated.

Set in 17th century Amsterdam, TULIP FEVER follows a married woman (Alicia Vikander) who begins a passionate affair with an artist (Dane DeHaan) hired to paint her portrait. The lovers gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.

 


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