HOME






for our community

OUR DOORS OPEN HALF
AN HOUR BEFORE THE
FIRST SHOW OF THE DAY

AUGUST 1 - 7

Click to download a copy
of this week's movie
descriptions & showtimes!

Fed Up

Fri 8/1 6:00
Sat 8/2 (*12:30) 6:00
Sun 8/3 (*12:30) 6:00
Mon 8/4 (*5:15)
Tues 8/5 (*5:15)
Weds 8/6 7:45
Thurs 8/7 7:45
(*Bargain Shows)

The Grand Seduction

Fri 8/1 (*3:15) 6:00
Sat 8/2 (*12:30) 6:00
Sun 8/3 (*3:15)
Mon 8/4 (*5:15)
Tues 8/5 (*5:15)
Weds 8/6 7:45
Thurs 8/7 7:45
(*Bargain Shows)

Venus In Fur

Fri 8/1 8:30
Sat 8/2 8:30
Sun 8/3 6:00
Mon 8/4 7:45
ENDS Tues 8/5 7:45
(*Bargain Shows)

Words and Pictures

Fri 8/1 (*3:15) 6:00
Sat 8/2 (*3:15) 6:00
Sun 8/3 (*3:15)
Mon 8/4 7:45
Tues 8/5 7:45
Weds 8/6 (*5:15)
Thurs 8/7 (*5:15)
(*Bargain Shows)

Snowpiercer

Fri 8/1 8:30
Sat 8/2 (*3:15) 8:30
Sun 8/3 (*12:30) 6:00
Mon 8/4 7:45
Tues 8/5 7:45
Weds 8/6 7:45
Thurs 8/7 7:45
(*Bargain Shows)

Redwood Highway

Fri 8/1 (*3:15)
Sat 8/2 (*3:15)
Sun 8/3 (*3:15)
Mon 8/4 no showings
Tues 8/5 no showings
Weds 8/6 (*5:15)
Thurs 8/7 (*5:15)
(*Bargain Shows)

Belle

Fri 8/1 8:30
Sat 8/2 (*12:30) 8:30
Sun 8/3 (*12:30)
Mon 8/4 (*5:15)
Tues 8/5 (*5:15)
Weds 8/6 (*5:15)
Thurs 8/7 (*5:15)
(*Bargain Shows)

TIMES & DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Please call 503-378-7676 to confirm.









FED UP

United States. 2014. Directed by Stephaine Soechtig. (92 mins.) Rated PG.

FED UP, a compelling, eye-opening documentary, pulls no punches in its outrage with our food industry, carefully revealing that everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong!

Upending the conventional wisdom of why we gain weight and how to lose it, FED UP unearths a dirty secret of the American food industry -- far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has previously realized. Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and TV journalist Katie Couric lead us through this potent documentary that uncovers why --despite media attention, the public's fascination with appearance and government policies to combat childhood obesity -- generations of American children will now live shorter lives than their parents did. Through riveting interviews and sharp examination of data, Couric reveals a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history. Soechtig and Couric illustrate the effects by following three obese children as they live their daily lives, fighting an uphill battle to lose weight. The lessons offered in FED UP are an essential primer for living a healthier lifestyle. Learning them and living them may add years to your life!

backtotop

THE GRAND SEDUCTION

Canada. 2014. Directed by Don McKellar. (113 mins.) Rated PG-13.

THE GRAND SEDUCTION is an intricately detailed and laugh-out-loud comedy about a community trying to save their tiny fishing village!

With charm and chuckles to spare, this droll comedy features a superb performance from Brendan Gleeson as one of the down-on-their-luck Newfoundland villagers determined to trick a big-city doctor (a delightful Taylor Kitsch) into settling in their gorgeous seaside community. Gleeson's Murray French, a fisherman no longer allowed to fish, heads up a band of citizens who see hope for their locale in the form of a new factory. The problem? The company insists that a full-time doctor commit to the village for a five-year term. When the somewhat unscrupulous Dr. Lewis arrives in town for what he sees as a month's service, the villagers resort to any means necessary to get him to stay. Rollicking humor blended perfectly with quiet, whimsical, touching moments of whimsy make THE GRAND SEDUCTION well nigh irresistible.
backtotop

VENUS IN FUR

France/Poland. 2014. Directed by Roman Polanski. (96 mins.) Not Rated. In French and German with English subtitles

VENUS IN FUR is a fun, playful and edgy tale of the mysterious games men and women play!

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play, which itself was based on the groundbreaking novella, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) complains that no actress he's seen has the right stuff to take on the seductive lead female role. He is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic energy. At first she seems to embody everything he has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and seemingly ill-prepared, but when he finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit, having researched the role exhaustively, the likeness to the character proves to be much more than skin-deep. Thomas quickly moves from attraction to obsession until the balance of power scintillatingly shifts completely. Polanski brilliantly reshapes this tense, theatrical drama into a piece of pure, provocative cinema.

backtotop

WORDS AND PICTURES

United States. 2014. Directed by Fred Schepisi. (111 mins.) Rated PG-13.

WORDS AND PICTURES is a lovely, uplifting romance with high energy and passion starring Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen!

Jack (Clive Owen) is a brilliant but troubled English teacher at an upscale prep school who meets far more than his match when Dina (Juliette Binoche), an accomplished painter arrives to teach art. Beset by writer's block and bothered by his students' focus on social media, Jack is a one-time literary star clinging to his glory days. Initially, he and Dina are like oil and water, dismissive of each other's reliance upon their respective disciplines, though both are desperate to inspire passion in their students, so Jack hatches a plan: a challenge to the new teacher and her students to prove which is more worthwhile - words or pictures - by pitting the classrooms against each other in a competition. Fred Schepisi's (ROXANNE, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION) superb direction meets his lead's talents in a film that transcends generic convention and the witty script brims with blissfully unexpected plot twists. WORDS AND PICTURES melds the best of both worlds into a moving picture of sheer delight!

backtotop

SNOWPIERCER

South Korea/U.S./France/Czech Republic. 2014. Directed by Bong Joon-ho.
(126 mins.) Rated R.
in English and in Japanese, Korean & French with English subtitles

SNOWPIERCER is a stunning thriller about humanity's few remaining survivors who are trapped aboard a high-speed supertrain where the divide between rich and poor is becoming ever more volatile!

Bong Joon-ho, director of THE HOST and MOTHER, has become a cinematic superstar molding traditional genres to his visionary ends. Working with an all-star international cast including Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Octavia Spencer as well as the biggest budget of his career, he gives us in SNOWPIERCER a blazingly original, and darkly funny, startling vision of the future. In this wild post-apocalyptic thriller, the planet has frozen thanks to a botched attempt to reverse global warming, and all the surviving humans are packed aboard a self-sustaining train that endlessly circles the globe. In this visceral sci-fi action film, sharp with biting satire, the train is rigidly divided by wealth and class, the downtrodden massed together. It's a unique, visionary masterpiece that stirs both heart and mind!

backtotop

REDWOOD HIGHWAY

United States. 2014. Directed by Gary Lundgren. (90 mins.) Rated PG-13.

Filmed in Oregon, REDWOOD HIGHWAY is the tender tale of a courageous woman who ventures out to find herself and reconnect with her family!

FILMED IN TALENT, GRANTS PASS, CAVE JUNCTION, ASHLAND, PHOENIX AND BROOKINGS, OREGON!

Living in a comfortable retirement community in Southern Oregon, estranged from her family, unsatisfied with her surroundings and generally not happy about life, Marie (Shirley Knight) represents all of those wonderful, resilient people who lost someone far to young. In order to confront an earlier heartbreaking event and attend her granddaughter's wedding as an unexpected guest, Marie decides to journey 80 miles on foot to the coast of Oregon to see the ocean for the first time in 45 years. Along the way, she encounters an extraordinary cast of characters, including a kind woodworker named Pete (Tom Skerritt), who help to heal her heart, and ultimately she discovers that you're never too old to learn something about life and about yourself.

backtotop

BELLE

UK. 2014. Directed by Amma Asante. (104 mins.) Rated PG.

BELLE is a gloriously gorgeous period piece about romance and race, privilege and justness with stunning, stirring performances from its remarkable cast!

The story of BELLE is sure to pull at the heartstrings of the audience and challenge each of us to consider the value of human life and dignity. Inspired from Johann Zoffany's 18th century painting, this lush period drama is the true story of a Royal Navy Officer's illegitimate, mixed-race daughter, Dido Elizabeth Belle. With no other family than his uncle to care for her when he's commissioned to sail to the other side of the world in 1766, the young girl's father beseeches his family to bring her up in the life deserving of his title and her bloodline. It is clear that they accept her as one of their own, but the privileges she's allowed sit uneasily with the prejudice that is the norm, and the bigoted social lines that are drawn leave her confused and unclear about her place in the world. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is absolutely radiant and enchanting in her debut role as Dido and this beautifully magnificent costume drama about respect, identity, acceptance, love and justice is a sumptuous, triumphant marvel!

backtotop

Salem Cinema supports a strong film community... visit these other local champions of film!

progressivefilmsffreelfilmsnobs

©Salem Cinema 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We do our best to have the following week's showtimes
posted by no later than Tuesday at midnight. Please be sure
to check back! If you sign up for our weekly e-mail updates,
you'll get our showtimes, movie descriptions and
info about special events sent directly to your inbox!