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MILES DAVIS:
BIRTH OF
THE COOL

September 23rd!
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MANHATTAN
SHORT FILM
FESTIVAL

starts Sept 27th!
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ROGER WATERS
US + THEM

October 2nd!
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ONE FLEW
OVER THE
CUCKOO'S NEST

October 7th!

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METALLICA
& SAN
FRANCISCO
SYMPHONY:
S&M2

October 9th!

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EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE
October 11th,
October 12th &
October 13th!
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ON THE
WATERFRONT

November 3rd!
 

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Monday, September 23rd at 7:30PM!
All seats
$12 in advance or $15 day of the event

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United States. 2019. Directed by Stanley Nelson. (115 mins.) Not Rated.

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.

The central theme of Miles Davis's life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star—it also made him incredibly difficult to live with for the people who loved him most. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. His bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop.

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

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Manhattan Short Film Festival
Friday, September 27th 2:45PM
Saturday, September 28th 2:45PM
Sunday, September 29th 1:45PM, 7:45PM
Monday, September 30th 7:45PM
Tuesday, October 1st 7:45PM

all seats
only $10!


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Manhattan Short is a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents during one week. By virtue of their selection by Manhattan Short, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

To read descriptions of the 2019 finalists, click here!

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Roger Waters US + THEM
Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:30PM!
All seats
$12 in advance or $15 day of the event

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UK. 2019. Directed by Sean Evans. (135 mins.) Not Rated.

Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event.

Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want?

Waters collaborates once more with Sean Evans, visionary director of the highly acclaimed movie, Roger Waters The Wall, to deliver this creatively pioneering film that inspires with its powerful music and message of human rights, liberty and love.

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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
a benefit for Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health
supported by our friends at Oregon Film


Monday, October 7th at 7PM followed by Q&A with location coordinator Dennie Brooks!

All seats
$12 in advance or $15 day of the event

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In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness week and the unveiling of the Oregon Film Trail in Salem, a collaborative partnership between the Oregon Film Office (partnered with the Oregon Made Creative Foundation), the Oregon Museum of Mental Health, Travel Salem & the Oregon Department of Corrections!

This screening is a benefit for the Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health featuring Q&A with location coordinator Dennie Brooks and also includes movie memorabilia, enticing raffle prizes & more!

United States. 2019. Directed by Milos Foreman. (134 mins.) Rated R.

With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman's 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform. Playing crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation. There he encounters a motley crew of mostly voluntary inmates, including cowed mama's boy Billy (Brad Dourif) and silent Native American Chief Bromden (Will Sampson), presided over by the icy Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher). Ratched and McMurphy recognize that each is the other's worst enemy: an authority figure who equates sanity with correct behavior, and a misfit who is charismatic enough to dismantle the system simply by living as he pleases. McMurphy proceeds to instigate group insurrections large and small, ranging from a restorative basketball game to an unfettered afternoon boat trip and a tragic after-hours party with hookers and booze. Nurse Ratched, however, has the machinery of power on her side to ensure that McMurphy will not defeat her. Still, McMurphy's message to live free or die is ultimately not lost on one inmate, revealing that escape is still possible even from the most oppressive conditions.

Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health is a non profit organization that bears witness and gives voice to the experiences of people who have lived and worked at Oregon’s psychiatric hospitals by educating visitors, challenging stereotypes and stigma, and preserving the historic record. 

Our hope is to raise money in order to extend our educational reach to help others understand mental illness and its treatments.

Dennie Brooks will join us for a brief introduction to the film and a Q&A afterward to touch upon the decision to film at the Oregon State Hospital, the partnership between the production company and the Hospital, the impact the filming had on OSH as well as on the wider mental health community, and her personal experience as the location coordinator for the film. Dennie's esteemed father, Dean Brooks, was the superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital for 27 years. He boldly allowed the cast and crew of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest into the hospital for 14 weeks as they made the 1975 movie that became an Oscar-winning classic. Dr. Brooks thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for people to begin to discuss what was going on in the field of mental health.
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Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2
Wednesday, October 9th at 7:30PM!
All seats
$12 in advance or $15 day of the event

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United States. 2019. Directed by Wayne Isham. (150 mins.) Not Rated.

On October 9, 2019, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco.Recorded live on September 6th and 8th, the shows also commemorate the opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to the city’s waterfront.Including several tracks from the original '99 S&M release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then, this theatrical release gives millions of fans around the world the chance to eclipse time and experience the show as a modern-day big screen concert.

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Friday, October 11th, Saturday, October 12th & Sunday, October 13th at 6PM & 8:45PM
All seats
$10

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United States. 2019. Directed by Vince Gilligan. (122 mins.) Not Rated.

EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul).  In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.  This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad. 

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On The Waterfront a Salem Cinema Reel Change For Our Community Event to benefit Salem Symphonic Winds
Sunday, November 3rd at 7PM!
All seats
$12 in advance or $15 day of the event

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UK. 2019. Directed by Elia Kazan. (108 mins.) Not Rated.

Salem Symphonic Winds will feature the music of Leonard Bernstein at their November 17th concert at the Elsinore Theatre, including Suite from On The Waterfront, his only score for movies.

This classic story of Mob informers was based on a number of true stories and filmed on location in and around the docks of New York and New Jersey. Mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) rules the waterfront with an iron fist. The police know that he's been responsible for a number of murders, but witnesses play deaf and dumb ("plead D & D"). Washed-up boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) has had an errand-boy job because of the influence of his brother Charley, a crooked union lawyer (Rod Steiger). Witnessing one of Friendly's rub-outs, Terry is willing to keep his mouth shut until he meets the dead dockworker's sister, Edie (Eva Marie Saint). Waterfront has often been seen as an allegory of "naming names" against suspected Communists during the anti-Communist investigations of the 1950s. On the Waterfront won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor for Brando, and Best Supporting Actress for Saint.

We will also show the short feature on Bernstein's scoring for the film following the feature!

Formed in 1975, the Salem Symphonic Winds was originally called the Salem Wind Ensemble. In 1981 it reorganized to become Salem Concert Band, a non-profit community adult band and a forum for local musicians to perform quality traditional and contemporary band literature. In 2018 it changed its name to Salem Symphonic Winds.

The band consists of 50 to 60 adults from the Salem, Oregon area. Members of the band represent diverse occupations and backgrounds, but share a passion for great music.

The group has commissioned several new works and regularly includes new literature in its programming.

They also perform an annual “In the Steps of Sousa” program under the baton of Keith Weathers, maintaining our link with the roots of band tradition and history. The band performs four concerts in its regular season; at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in Salem. Additional concerts are also scheduled in the Salem area.

 

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