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CELEBRATE ART HOUSE THEATER DAY WITH US... ALL WEEK LONG!
With Art House Theater Day falling on Sunday, September 24th, this year, Salem Cinema, in partnership with Salem Film Society, will be celebrating all week long!
Art House Theater Day celebrates the art house theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a day to recognize the year-round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, projectionists and staff, and the brick and mortar theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic experience.
Mixed in with our everyday movie offerings, we are excited to offer some incredibly unique and special event titles throughout the week that highlight the many ways in which Salem Cinema and art house theaters around the world celebrate culture, community and diversity!
Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium.
Pick up an Art House Theater Pass good for any four admissions throughout the week for only $20...that's only $5 per showing!
Valid from September 22nd through September 28th and only excludes Sunday's screening of SHATTERED: JOURNEY INTO A SILENT PAST. Even includes our everyday movie offerings!
WIND RIVER United States/Canada/UK. 2017. Directed by Taylor Sheridan. (107 mins.) Rated R.
A visually spectacular whodunit set in Wyoming, WIND RIVER is a tense crime thriller about an unforgiving place and the people forced to contend with its beauty and brutality!
"Sheridan, the screenwriter behind Sicario and Hell or High Water, writes dialogue that's lean yet rich, and gives the actors time to let their words hang in that cold air." - Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
Hot off the success of the Oscar-nominated HELL OR HIGH WATER, writer Taylor Sheridan impresses with his directorial debut, WIND RIVER. When a U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent (Jeremy Renner) discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the FBI sends out rookie agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen), but she's unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. She quickly employs Lambert as a guide and tracker, and the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. With rich, unforgettable characters, nuanced dialogue and stellar storytelling, Sheridan vibrantly brings to life this thrilling tale of forging morality in extreme nature.
GOOD TIME United States. 2017. Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie. (101 mins.) Rated R.
GOOD TIME is an immersive, engaging and intriguing crime drama with a star turn from Robert Pattinson who adds a luminous layer of emotional resonance!
"At once a swift, relentless chase thriller and an exhilarating mood piece that recalls the great, gritty crime dramas of Sidney Lumet and Abel Ferrara, "Good Time" is also exactly what it says it is: a thrill, a blast, a fast-acting tonic of a movie." - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
In this adrenalized Cannes sensation from guerrilla-filmmaker siblings Josh and Benny Safdie, Robert Pattinson is riveting as a small-time criminal on a frantic nocturnal odyssey to break his brother out of custody. When a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother on Riker's Island, Constantine (Pattinson) is determined to break him out at all cost, but the clock is ticking. Pulsating with intensity, GOOD TIME tips its hat to the 70s crime dramas of Scorsese and William Friedkin. Hold on tight - it's a wild ride!
INGRID GOES WEST United States. 2017. Directed by Matt Spicer. (98 mins.) Rated R.
INGRID GOES WEST is a savagely hilarious dark comedy that satirizes the modern world of social media and proves that being perfect isn't all it's cracked up to be!
"Aubrey Plaza is brilliant in "Ingrid goes West," Matt Spicer's smart, satirical and sometimes scathing takedown of the vapidity social media sometimes injects into life." - Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
Creating a playful critique on our obsession with social media likes and follows, INGRID GOES WEST is a biting, dark satire about its impact on real human connection. When awkward loner Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) discovers that everyone's newest girl crush is Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), an insta-celeb socialite living the privileged life in Venice Beach, she immediately moves to Los Angeles to insert herself into Taylor's sunny, Instagram-filtered life with hilariously disastrous consequences. It's a wicked, witty comedy with sharp teeth and a big heart.
MENASHE United States. 2017. Directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein. (82 mins.) Not Rated. in Hebrew with English subtitles
MENASHE is the charming, tender and melancholy tale of a single father struggling to hold onto the son he loves dearly!
"The film has an unpolished intimacy, peeling back the surface exoticism of a cloistered faith to reveal the poignantly ordinary struggle of being an imperfect person in the world." - Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
After traveling the world for a decade as a documentary filmmaker, director Joshua Weinstein returns to American soil to tell this charming story of faith and parenthood. Tucked away in Borough Park in Brooklyn where a small ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community lives by its own rules and rituals, a kind, happless grocery-store clerk is battling to keep custody of his son after the death of his wife. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone. As his faith is examined and tested, he must decide what he is willing to compromise in order to prove to the rabbi that he can be the father his son needs. It is a rare, insightful and impeccably authentic glimpse inside the heart of a quietly tight-knit community.
THE TRIP TO SPAIN UK. 2017. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. (115 mins.) Not Rated.
THE TRIP TO SPAIN reunites funny men Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as they traipse through Spain for a delectable food frenzie!
"I would follow these guys on a trip to anywhere." - Bob Mondello, NPR
A delightful road trip comedy that feels like a vacation with old friends,THE TRIP TO SPAIN reunites the hilarious team of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon with director Michael Winterbottom for a third chapter, this time taking their wit and appetites on a tour through picturesque Spain. Older and maybe wiser, the two roam over many topics, but they always seem to come back to fame, family and getting older. Their celebrity impressions, comic observations and droll banter over paella, gazpacho and an awful lot of wine is a welcome and inviting treat!
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