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Salem Cinema has been a cultural hub of our thriving city since 1982, dedicated to enriching our community by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for engaging activities. We present the richness of American and world cinema, including live-filmed performances such as theatre, dance, opera and other musical events and see film as a source of cultural literacy, learning and vision for the future as well as a place for discovery, community and delight.
In addition to broadening horizons and cultural awareness and understanding through the art of film, we are proud to offer a fundraising asset to our many local non-profit organizations by way of hosting movie benefit nights in partnership with their own missions.
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Bergman Island opens Friday, October 15th! France/Belgium/Germany/Sweden. 2020. Directed by Mia Hansen-Love. (112 mins.) Not Rated. in English and in French with English subtitles
Filmmaker Mia Hansen-Love delivers a thoroughly engaging adventure and beguiling fantasy about the process of creating an astonishing and intimately personal film. BERGMAN ISLAND follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and her husband Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical Faro island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape – where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces – they hope to each find inspiration for their upcoming films. The fascination for the island transports Chris as memories of her first love resurface and the lines between reality and fiction progressively blur. Breezy, lyrical and often sensual, BERGMAN ISLAND, at its core, is a rumination of the creative process and how trials and tribulations shape our relationships and the way we view both life and art.
The Velvet Underground opens Friday, October 15th! United States. 2021. Directed by Todd Haynes. (121 mins.) Rated R. in English
A brilliantly told story, this incredible documentary will cause hearts to soar and break in equal measure. The Velvet Underground created a new sound that changed the world of music, cementing its place as one of rock 'n' roll's most revered bands. Directed with love and awe by renowned filmmaker Todd Haynes, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND shows just how the group became a cultural touchstone representing a range of contradictions: the band is both of their time, yet timeless; literary yet realistic; rooted in high art and anchored by street culture. The film features in-depth interviews with the key players of that time combined with a treasure trove of never-before-seen performances and a rich collection of recordings, Warhol films and other experimental art that creates an immersive experience into what founding member John Cale describes as the band's creative ethos: "how to be elegant and how to be brutal." Haynes' evocation of the band – and the time – is vivid and loving. If you love music, you'll fall completely in love with this film.
Lamb Iceland/Sweden/Poland. 2021. Directed by Valdimar Johannsson. (106 mins.) Rated R. in Icelandic with English subtitles
Looking to be a unique chiller in the vein of Robert Eggers’ THE WITCH, LAMB debuted at Cannes to a standing ovation! Audacious and daring, combining drama with the fantastic in such a balanced and natural way, LAMB is like no film you've ever seen. A childless couple live on a farm with a flock of sheep as their only company. María (Noomi Rapace) and Ingvar (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) live a modest and peaceful life in harmony with nature. Yet they defy the natural order of things when a mysterious newborn appears in their barn and they decide to keep it, despite the warning signals. Debut director Valdimar Jóhannsson draws on folk traditions to bring an unsettling and highly original story in which human drama comes up against the supernatural. It is a visual poem and an uncanny meditation on motherhood, unconditional love and respect for the laws of nature with an intriguing layer of mystery and mythology.
I'm Your Man Germany. 2021. Directed by Maria Schrader. (105 mins.) Rated R. in German with English subtitles
Writer-director Maria Schrader’s I'M YOUR MAN playfully interrogates the complexities of companionship and human interactions, as reflected back in the steely gaze of a replicant. Scientist Alma Felser (Maren Eggert) is instantly skeptical when offered a job evaluating a new line of humanoid cyborgs to determine what rights they should be granted in society. She believes it takes more than millions of data points collected from the human population to make a human being, but when funding for her research at Berlin’s Pergamon Museum is dangled, Alma agrees to a three-week trial with Tom (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey), an English-accented, rumba-dancing robot who is relentlessly eager to serve one purpose: her absolute and total happiness. Schrader’s profound understanding of, and respect for, our internal contradictions is delightfully explored through a full range of relationships: romantic, familial, professional and, most importantly, the relationship with one’s self.
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