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SALEM CINEMA IS TEMPORARILY
CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19



In partnership with several of our movie studios, we are able to offer access to virtual screenings that will help to generate much-needed revenue while we are closed. In order for your purchase to support Salem Cinema, you must use the affiliate links below! Have questions? Check out our virtual screening FAQs here!

Not Rated. (103 mins.) in English
$10 click here to rent

PLEASE NOTE: promo code salem MUST be used for the discount and for your purchase to be attributed to Salem Cinema



"This is an insightful retrospect into Berry's career and his influence on music of all genres as well as the advancement of integration not just in the music world, but beyond." - Michael Compton, Bowling Green Daily News
Not Rated. (90 mins.) in English


“A microcosm of the restaurant industry and the dedication, creativity and team relationships that make it so special.” - Mary Wagstaff, Wagstaff Worldwide


Not Rated. (98 mins.) in English


"A tense, muscular suspense exercise." - Dennis Harvey, Variety

Not Rated. (62 mins.) in English


"Reminds us of the inherent joy within the freedom to express oneself fully. And turn some stunning looks while doing so." - NewFest Notes

Not Rated. (92 mins.) in English


"It is a profound and personal study, through the prism of the Beatles, of how the enlightenment and peace produced by meditation can impact creativity, as well as our physical and emotional well-being." - Sal Cataldi, NYS Music


Not Rated. (85 mins.) in English with some German and Aboriginal


"A poignant testament to two friends' shared curiosity about the world."
- John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter


Not Rated. (110 mins.) in French with English subtitles


"A gripping real-life courtroom drama." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter


Not Rated. (88 mins.) in English and in Spanish with English subtitles


"The Garden Left Behind will break your heart; a film of utter grace, poignancy and deep understanding."
- Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News


Not Rated. (125 mins.) in Spanish with English subtitles


"By not telling us too much about Eva, Trueba encourages us to peer into ourselves as we seek to identify with the character." - Peter Debruge, Variety

Not Rated. (95 mins.) in English and in French, Italian, Chinese & Japanese with English subtitles

$10 click here to rent

PLEASE NOTE: promo code salem MUST be used for the discount and for your purchase to be attributed to Salem Cinema



"A fond act of homage and a hugely entertaining slice of social history."
- Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald

Not Rated. (92 mins.) in English


"As so many things have become passive or have slipped away from us entirely, Vinyl Nation shows why sometimes you just want something to hold onto." - Adam Graham, Detroit News

Rated PG. (96 mins.) in English


"Excellent. A joyful, galvanizing portrait of a life radically and fully lived." - Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

held over by
popular demand!

Not Rated. (84 mins.) in English


"...beyond the story's legal complexities, there's a telling tale of greed and gullibility in a world accustomed to operating without much public scrutiny." - Robert Denerstein, Denerstein Unleashed

Not Rated. (95 mins.) in Mandarin with English subtitles


"An illuminating, musical embrace for the ages." - Keith Uhlich, Slant Magazine

Not Rated. (74 mins.) in English


"The profession of early childhood educators is redefined, once and for all. They're not baby-sitters. They're brain-builders." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation



"As headlines, most of these insights may sound like old news. Yet #Unfit finds perceptive nuances within them." - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

 

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CHUCK BERRY

For any music collector, aficionado or fan of rock and roll, CHUCK BERRY is absolutely essential viewing!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CIRCLE COLLECTIVE!

CHUCK BERRY tells the story of the Granddaddy of Rock & Roll. In this highly-anticipated feature documentary, the absolute instigator of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry, is truly revealed with exclusive access to his family, friends, famous fans and the music legends he inspired. Despite his iconic status, and reverence for his talent by rock's heroes John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Steve Van Zandt, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, all featured, Chuck Berry was at heart, a family man. He was a prolific craftsman of words and chords and an undisputed and stunning combination of talent and charisma.

PLEASE NOTE: promo code salem MUST be used
for your purchase to be attributed to Salem Cinema


prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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A CHEF'S VOYAGE

Observing culinary superstars and their young and diverse sous prodigies, A CHEF'S VOYAGE goes behind the scenes of their travel as they stage nine mouthwatering meals in the world's most cinematic venues, ultimately creating something much more than food.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT FIRST RUN FEATURES!

The film follows Emmy and James Beard award-winning Chef David Kinch (Mind of a Chef) and his team from their 3-Star Michelin restaurant, Manresa, in California for a one of a kind "four hands" collaboration with three legendary chefs at their iconic restaurants in Paris, Provence and Marseille. We accompany the team in unknown kitchens – joking with its French counterparts wearing toques, consulting Yelp to find out which restaurants in Paris are open until well after midnight and celebrating the 15 years of Manresa excellence by doing what Chef Kinch and his team do best: creating meals and experiences worthy of those three stars. A CHEF'S VOYAGE is a fascinating look behind the scenes of the inner workings of one of the top restaurants in America.


prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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ALONE

A gripping story of survival, ALONE is a white-knuckle thriller overflowing with suspense!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MAGNOLIA PICTURES AND MAGNET RELEASING!

Set in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, the film follows recently widowed Jessica who, fleeing the city in a desperate attempt to cope, is kidnapped and locked away in a mysterious man’s cabin. Her escape from the clutches of this murderous captor land her in the heart of the untamed wilderness, with only her wits to rely on for survival as her pursuer closes in. ALONE is a refreshingly plausible approach to the kidnap-survival thriller buoyed by fantastic performances from all involved and is one of the best and most exciting thrillers of the year.


prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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DEEP IN VOGUE

A celebration of the queer heroes of Manchester’s Vogue ball scene, DEEP IN VOGUE explores notions of love, community and creativity!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT FILMRISE!

A film about Northern Vogue and its people, DEEP IN VOGUE celebrates the colorful, queer, emotional and political stories of Northern Vogue and its people. Synonymous with the black, gay ballrooms of 1980s New York, this documentary asks why we need Vogue in Manchester now more than ever. Over the course of a year, filmmakers Dennis Keighron-Foster and Amy Watson charted the build up to the Manchester ICONS Vogue Ball. Exploring the disenfranchisement of black youth, LGBT issues, a shrinking welfare state, a dearth of art spaces and modes of expression, a reductive and commercialized gay scene and a lack of safe spaces for the truly different, DEEP IN VOGUE is about people coming to love and accept themselves, finding a new family through vogue. The results are moving, dynamic, raw, powerful, funny and ultimately, very sexy.


prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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MEETING THE BEATLES IN INDIA

Narrated by Morgan Freeman, MEETING THE BEATLES IN INDIA expertly weaves together a mountain of rarely seen archival film and some never-before-seen photos, along with interviews from a bevy of notables!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT GATHR FILMS!

In 1968, with the eyes of the world upon them, The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, India, to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, in a remote ashram on the banks of the sacred river Ganges. Those few short weeks became one of the most prolific and creative periods of their lives, producing iconic sixties anthems, many of which later featured on The White Album. It was also the beginning of an explosion of global interest in peace, love and meditation. Once home to a handful of saints and holy men, Rishikesh is now considered by many to be the world capital for spiritual seekers. Also present at the ashram during those few short weeks was a young filmmaker named Paul Saltzman, there to heal a recently broken heart, while seeking his own path to understanding and enlightenment. Arriving without knowing the Beatles were there, he had to wait outside the gates for eight days before he was finally allowed in. His film will delight Beatles history buffs with its newly unearthed morsels!


prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN

Iconic filmmaker Werner Herzog offers a globe-trotting tribute to an inspiring friendship with his heartfelt and thought-provoking new documentary NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MUSIC BOX FILMS!

Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late author Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog’s deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of “brontosaurus skin,” encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth. Throughout this free-flowing documentary, Herzog's admiration, respect and love for his subject is always present. NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN is amazing, inspiring and undeniably beautiful to look at and listen to.



prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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CONVICTION

Based on a much-publicized French murder trial, CONVICTION is a crafty, first-rate, nail-biter of a courthouse thriller!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT DISTRIB FILMS!

First-time director Antoine Raimbault melds fact and a little bit of fiction in this exhilarating courtroom drama recounting the real-life second trial of Jacques Viguier, a Toulouse law professor accused of murdering a wife who had simply vanished into thin air ten years earlier. Since Nora, began following the trial, she’s been certain of his innocence. Convinced of a miscarriage of justice, Nora talks distinguished criminal lawyer, “rockstar” attorney, Eric Dupond-Moretti, into defending Viguier in his appellate court trial. The film’s tight, compelling screenplay literally leaps off the page, thanks to its powerhouse cast. Together, with a keen sense of rhythm, intelligent direction and a script that puts the entire French judicial system on trial, they knock this spellbinding legal thriller out of the park.

prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND

An authentic portrayal of what it's like to be trans and an immigrant in New York today, THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND is an eloquent and provocative drama.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT DARK STAR PICTURES!

United States/Brazil. 2019. Directed by Flavio Alves. (88 mins.) Not Rated. in English and in Spanish with English subtitles

Featuring an authentic cast, with transgender actors in trans roles and Latinx performers in Latinx roles, THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND also stars Anthony Abdo, Tamara Williams, Ivana Black, Kristen Lovell, Danny Flaherty, Alex Kruz, Michael Madsen and Ed Asner. 

THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND traces the relationship between Tina (Carlie Guevara), a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana (Miriam Cruz), her grandmother, as they navigate Tina's transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City. As Tina begins the process of transitioning, Eliana struggles to understand Tina and fears that their life together in America is no longer what they bargained for. Tina finds camaraderie in a small but mighty transgender advocate group, but soon ends up having to fight for the life that she’s meant to live – facing threats, seemingly insurmountable medical costs, questions about her legal status and heartbreak. THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND is committed to exploring the challenges faced by the transgender community as a whole by capturing their experiences through Tina’s journey on screen.

One of my discoveries at the Sedona Film Festival from director Flavio Alves whose wonderful short film The Secret Friend played at the 2010 Salem Film Festival. It's so exciting to see the development of this director's work over the past decade.

"This heartbreakingly honest movie is told with authenticity and true sensitivity to both the characters and the subject. There is power in this timely story and I couldn't recommend it more highly. The Garden Left Behind shines a light on an incredibly sensitive issue that needs our understanding and acceptance, one that should demand our attention during these trying times of conflict and activism. I'm thrilled that I can share it with others through my theater's virtual screening room during the pandemic and most especially, before the most important election of our lives." - Loretta

prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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THE AUGUST VIRGIN

A Rohmer-esque love letter to Madrid and affairs of the heart, THE AUGUST VIRGIN is a perfect summer movie.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT OUTSIDER PICTURES!

Spain. 2019. Directed by Jonas Trueba. (125 mins.) Not Rated. in Spanish with English subtitles

Eva (played by the film’s co-writer, the luminescent Itsaso Arana) is about to turn 33. Her decision to stay in Madrid in the sweltering month of August, when most of the city’s inhabitants flee, is something of a leap of faith – she’s in search of herself and her own life. The neighborhoods around her are bursting with traditional Saint’s Days parties and celebrations, while she encounters a series of old friends and lovers, and meets some new ones. A former boyfriend who still pines for her, a young mother who Eva’s lost touch with, a sexy Welsh guy with a thing for anti-fascist songs, a Reiki therapist who wants to align her female energies, and a new possible love interest, are just a few of the characters that fill her month of revelations, regrets and discoveries. THE AUGUST VIRGIN is the journey of one woman, a dreamy, sensual summer story of delayed coming of age, dancing in the streets, and good conversation.

prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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HOUSE OF CARDIN

A deliciously entertaining and perceptive take on Pierre Cardin's life, HOUSE OF CARDIN illuminates how he shaped both the silhouette of fashion and branding in the fashion world and beyond.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT GRASSHOPPER FILM!

United States/France. 2019. Directed by P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes. (95 mins.) Not Rated. in English and in French, Italian, Chinese & Japanese with English subtitles

Millions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. HOUSE OF CARDIN is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, an authorized feature documentary chronicling the life and design of Pierre Cardin. The designer forever changed fashion in multiple ways. He freed women from figure-molded clothes and introduced new shapes, styles and colors and was a pioneer in crossing over from haute couture to ready-to-wear. A true original, Mr. Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and his empire, as well as unprecedented interviews at the sunset of a glorious career.

PLEASE NOTE: promo code salem MUST be used to get the
discount and for your purchase to be attributed to Salem Cinema


prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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VINYL NATION

A visually stimulating documentary dig into the resurgence of records, VINYL NATION passionately explores a cool, retro subculture.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT GILMAN HALL PICTURES!

United States. 2020. Directed by Christopher Boone, Kevin Smokler. (92 mins.) Not Rated. in English

The vinyl record renaissance over the past decade has brought new fans to a classic format and transformed our idea of a record collector: younger, both male and female, multicultural. This same revival has made buying music more expensive, benefited established bands over independent artists and muddled the question of whether vinyl actually sounds better than other formats. VINYL NATION digs into the crates of the record resurgence in search of truths set in deep wax: Has the return of vinyl made music fandom more inclusive or divided? What does vinyl say about our past here in the present? How has the second life of vinyl changed how we hear music and how we listen to each other?


prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION

An intriguing and impressive foray into the legal issues following a forgery scandal in the art world, DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION is the kind of glorious niche topic that could dominate a dinner conversation for hours!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT GRASSHOPPER FILM!

United States. 2020. Directed by Daria Price. (84 mins.) Not Rated. in English

DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION unravels a mutating tale of self-delusion, greed and fraud – the $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, New York City's oldest and most venerable gallery. Was the gallery's esteemed director the victim of a con artist who showed up with an endless treasure trove of previously unseen abstract expressionist masterpieces? Or did she eventually suspect they were fakes, yet continue to sell them for many millions of dollars for fifteen years? Whatever the truth, two women from very different worlds were, wittingly or not, caught up in the greatest hoax ever of Modern American Art.

prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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THE HOLE

Deadpan, surreal and pandemically prophetic, THE HOLE cheerfully postulates the end of the world as an invitingly loony escapade!

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT BIG WORLD PICTURES!

Tawain. 1998. Directed by Tsai Ming-Liang. (95 mins.) Not Rated. in Mandarin with English subtitles

Set just prior to the start of the 21st century, this vaguely futuristic story follows two residents of a quickly crumbling building who refuse to leave their homes in spite of a virus that has forced the evacuation of the area. As rain pours down relentlessly, a single man is stuck with an unfinished plumbing job and a hole in his floor. This results in a very odd relationship with the woman who lives below him. Combining deadpan humor with an austere view of loneliness and a couple of unexpected musical numbers, Tsai Ming-Liang crafted one of the most original films of the 1990s.

prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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NO SMALL MATTER

A timely look at our education system! Methodically exploring the importance of great beginnings for every child, NO SMALL MATTER finds many persuasive ways to suggest America should reexamine its priorities.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT ABRAMORAMA!

United States. 2020. Directed by Danny Alpert, Greg Jacobs, Jon Siskel. (74 mins.) in English

NO SMALL MATTER
 is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, most underestimated and most powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education. Through poignant stories and surprising humor, the film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country.

prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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#UNFIT: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DONALD TRUMP

In #UNFIT, mental health professionals go on the record, in an eye–opening, science–based assessment of the behavior and stability of Donald J. Trump.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT DARK STAR PICTURES!

United States. 2020. Directed by Dan Partland. (83 mins.) Not Rated. in English

Is Donald Trump fit to hold the office of President of the United States? #UNFIT: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DONALD TRUMP presents an eye-opening analysis of the behavior, psyche, condition and stability of Donald Trump. It takes a sociological look at the electorate that chose him, and the collective effect he is having on our culture and institutions. During the 2016 campaign, mental health professionals felt policy-bound from speaking publicly. Now, after years of observation, for the first time ever, they have decided enough is enough.

prices are set by the studio
a percentage of all ticket sales goes directly to Salem Cinema!

 

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JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE

A heartfelt, illuminating documentary, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE is a portrait in courage that perfectly pairs the past with the present.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT MAGNOLIA PICTURES!

United States. 2020. Directed by Dawn Porter. (96 mins.) Rated PG. in English

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis' 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 79 years old, director Dawn Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter's primarily cinema verite film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues and other influential people who figure prominently in his life. It's absolutely inspirational.


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in our virtual screening room until Thursday, August 27th

 

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VIRTUAL SCREENING FAQS

Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. You’ll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support Salem Cinema. You will be sent an email after your purchase with a streaming link for the film that includes how long you have to watch your film before your link expires. All prices are set by the studios and in order for your purchase to support Salem Cinema, you must use the affiliate links above!

The easiest way to get content from your computer (from your emailed link) to your TV screen is to “mirror” what’s on your computer to your TV with an HDMI cord.  Simply connect your computer to your TV with the cord and you are set!

If your TV allows you to log on to the internet, you can navigate to your email account, and then play the film from the link sent to you by the distributor.


Other options: How do I watch on my TV?

It depends on the TV you have, there are several options.

Chromecast

You can cast a video from your computer or smart device (phone, iPad) using the following steps

  • Open the movie on your device (computer or phone)

  • At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device

  • If you don’t see that icon and you’re casting from a computer in the Chrome browser, you can open the menu in the upper right corner of the window (or the View menu) and select “Cast”

  • Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device, so you’d then select your Chromecast. If you don’t see your Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network

You can find more details on the Chromecast website.


Apple TV

You can do that using a method called AirPlay! Here is how to do it:

  • Open the movie on your iPhone or iPad

  • At the bottom right of the video window you should see the AirPlay icon. It looks like this: AirPlay icon

  • Once you tap the icon, select “Apple TV” from the list of devices

And that should be it! You can also find these instructions and more information on the Apple website.


Roku

You can cast a video from your computer or device (phone, ipad, etc) using the following steps:

  • Open the movie on your device

  • At the bottom right of the screen you should see the casting icon. It looks like this: casting icon on mobile device

  • Once you select that button, it should give you the option to select a nearby device, so you’d then select your Roku/Chromecast.

  • If you don’t see your Roku/Chromecast, make sure both devices are on the same wireless network. The channel should launch automatically and playback will begin!


Watching from an App or Channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, etc

Some Smart TVs will let you download Apps from distributors on to your smart TV – then you can sign in to the app and watch the film through the app.

Learn how to download an App on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Firestick


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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