Show Times

Monday 27, February

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

PGthematic elements and some language

The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

PGfor rude humor and some action

Lion

Lion

PG-13for thematic material and some sensuality.

This Perfect Place: The Natural History of the Mas

This Perfect Place: The Natural History of the Mas

Neruda

Neruda

Rsexuality/nudity and some language

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Tuesday 28, February

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

PGthematic elements and some language

The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

PGfor rude humor and some action

Lion

Lion

PG-13for thematic material and some sensuality.

This Perfect Place: The Natural History of the Mas

This Perfect Place: The Natural History of the Mas

Neruda

Neruda

Rsexuality/nudity and some language

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Wednesday 1, March

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

PGthematic elements and some language

The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

PGfor rude humor and some action

Lion

Lion

PG-13for thematic material and some sensuality.

This Perfect Place: The Natural History of the Mas

This Perfect Place: The Natural History of the Mas

Neruda

Neruda

Rsexuality/nudity and some language

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Thursday 2, March

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

PGthematic elements and some language

The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

PGfor rude humor and some action

Lion

Lion

PG-13for thematic material and some sensuality.

This Perfect Place: The Natural History of the Mas

This Perfect Place: The Natural History of the Mas

Neruda

Neruda

Rsexuality/nudity and some language

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Friday 3, March

The Day the Sun Fell

The Day the Sun Fell

NR

Wrestling Alligators

Wrestling Alligators

NR

The Man Who Saw Too Much

The Man Who Saw Too Much

NR

Mass Reality Check

Mass Reality Check

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

The Ballad of Fred Hersch

The Ballad of Fred Hersch

NR

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

NR

The Happy Film

The Happy Film

NR

Tickling Giants

Tickling Giants

NR

Mattress Men

Mattress Men

NR

Saturday 4, March

The Doc-a-chusetts Pitch

The Doc-a-chusetts Pitch

NR

5-Min Student Doc Contest

5-Min Student Doc Contest

NR

First Lady of the Revolution

First Lady of the Revolution

NR

Yarn

Yarn

NR

Santoalla

Santoalla

NR

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

Work in Progress.Monologues in the Artist's Studio

Work in Progress.Monologues in the Artist's Studio

NR

Karl Marx City

Karl Marx City

NR

God Knows Where I Am

God Knows Where I Am

NR

American Experience presents Oklahoma City

American Experience presents Oklahoma City

NR

Farewell Ferris Wheel

Farewell Ferris Wheel

NR

The Other Half of the Sky

The Other Half of the Sky

NR

Strad Style

Strad Style

NR

Almost Sunrise

Almost Sunrise

League of Exotique Dancers

League of Exotique Dancers

NR

Sunday 5, March

Shorts Block #1

Shorts Block #1

Zimbelism

Zimbelism

NR

Shorts Block #2

Shorts Block #2

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

The Grown Ups

The Grown Ups

NR

FRONTLINE presents Last Day of Solitary

FRONTLINE presents Last Day of Solitary

NR

After Spring

After Spring

NR

Cheer Up

Cheer Up

NR

Winter at Westbeth

Winter at Westbeth

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Death by a Thousand Cuts

The Peacemaker

The Peacemaker

NR

Monday 6, March

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

Les Sauteurs

Les Sauteurs

NR

Dateline-Saigon

Dateline-Saigon

NR

Tuesday 7, March

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

Forever Pure

Forever Pure

NR

How to Build a Time Machine

How to Build a Time Machine

NR

Wednesday 8, March

What Was Ours

What Was Ours

NR

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

NR

Snow Monkey

Snow Monkey

NR

Thursday 9, March

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

I Am the Blues

I Am the Blues

NR

Friday 10, March

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

Kong: Skull Island 3D

Kong: Skull Island 3D

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Saturday 11, March

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Kong: Skull Island 3D

Kong: Skull Island 3D

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Sunday 12, March

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Kong: Skull Island 3D

Kong: Skull Island 3D

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Monday 13, March

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

Kong: Skull Island 3D

Kong: Skull Island 3D

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Tuesday 14, March

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

Kong: Skull Island 3D

Kong: Skull Island 3D

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Wednesday 15, March

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

Kong: Skull Island 3D

Kong: Skull Island 3D

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Thursday 16, March

Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

Kong: Skull Island 3D

Kong: Skull Island 3D

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

Friday 17, March

Beauty and the Beast 3D

Beauty and the Beast 3D

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Saturday 18, March

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Beauty and the Beast 3D

Beauty and the Beast 3D

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Sunday 19, March

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Beauty and the Beast 3D

Beauty and the Beast 3D

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Monday 20, March

Beauty and the Beast 3D

Beauty and the Beast 3D

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Tuesday 21, March

Beauty and the Beast 3D

Beauty and the Beast 3D

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Wednesday 22, March

Beauty and the Beast 3D

Beauty and the Beast 3D

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Thursday 23, March

Beauty and the Beast 3D

Beauty and the Beast 3D

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Friday 24, March

Power Rangers

Power Rangers

PG-13For sequences of Sci-Fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor.

Saturday 25, March

Power Rangers

Power Rangers

PG-13For sequences of Sci-Fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor.

Sunday 26, March

Power Rangers

Power Rangers

PG-13For sequences of Sci-Fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor.

Monday 27, March

Power Rangers

Power Rangers

PG-13For sequences of Sci-Fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor.

Saving Banksy

Saving Banksy

NR

Tuesday 28, March

Power Rangers

Power Rangers

PG-13For sequences of Sci-Fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor.

Saving Banksy

Saving Banksy

NR

Wednesday 29, March

Power Rangers

Power Rangers

PG-13For sequences of Sci-Fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor.

Saving Banksy

Saving Banksy

NR

Thursday 30, March

Power Rangers

Power Rangers

PG-13For sequences of Sci-Fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor.

Saving Banksy

Saving Banksy

NR

Friday 7, April

Sunday 9, April

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Wednesday 12, April

Thursday 13, April

Thursday 20, April

Accidentally on Purpose Improv Comedy

Accidentally on Purpose Improv Comedy

5-Min Student Doc Contest

5-Min Student Doc Contest

NR

FREE SCREENING: Entering its tenth year, the Five-Minute Student Documentary Contest is an innovative and fun celebration of young Massachusetts High School student filmmakers. The doc genre is wide and varied and is open to all kinds of creative approaches.

Saturday 4, March

Accidentally on Purpose Improv Comedy

Accidentally on Purpose Improv Comedy

Looking for a creative and hilarious evening of comedy? Accidentally on Purpose Comedy Improv Troupe will improvise a laughter-filled night at CinemaSalem, One East India Square in Salem, on Thursday, April 20 at 8:30 pm. 

The unique AOP style is similar to the hit TV show "Who's Line Is It Anyway" and is complete with audience interaction!  Come and be prepared to offer suggestions for the group, then sit back, watch the laughter and madness ensue as the troupe puts your suggestions to work in hilarious improvisational scenes.

Audience members contribute ideas and suggestions to the troupe, and (only if they desire) can also join the comedians onstage to participate. The results are unpredictable, timely, high-risk, and often brilliant! 

This R-rated comedy evening will feature the talented local improv troupe, lots of funny scenes and just plain fun!  Doors open at around 8:00 pm  Tickets cost $16 and may be purchased at CinemaSalem or www.CinemaSalem.com.

Thursday 20, April

After Spring

After Spring

NR

Millions continue to be displaced by the Syrian conflict. Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan has been the “temporary” home of 80,000 Syrians since 2012. AFTER SPRING immerses us in the rhythms of the camp, the role of the aid workers, and the daily lives of two families who long for home as they contemplate an uncertain future.

Sunday 5, March

Almost Sunrise

Almost Sunrise

Two Iraq War veterans suffering from PTSD and pushed to the brink of suicide trek 2,700 miles from Wisconsin to California in a last ditch attempt to find the healing and redemption they both so desperately seek and need. Their pilgrimage inspires an inner journey that could help light the way for others aching to reclaim their own shattered lives

Saturday 4, March

American Experience presents Oklahoma City

American Experience presents Oklahoma City

NR

The film explores hows a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement—including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco—led to the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995, the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.

Saturday 4, March

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Thursday 16, March

Friday 17, March

Saturday 18, March

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Monday 20, March

Tuesday 21, March

Wednesday 22, March

Thursday 23, March

Show Future Dates
Beauty and the Beast 3D

Beauty and the Beast 3D

PGfor some action violence, peril and frightening images

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Friday 17, March

Saturday 18, March

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Monday 20, March

Tuesday 21, March

Wednesday 22, March

Thursday 23, March

Show Future Dates
Bobby Sands: 66 Days

Bobby Sands: 66 Days

NR

In 1981, IRA prisoner Bobby Sands’ hunger strike and death brought a global spotlight to the Northern Ireland conflict and turned the enigmatic 27-year-old into a 20th century political icon. The film includes excerpts from his hunger strike diary, read by actor Martin McCann, offering a unique insight into the man and his thoughts as he embarked on his final journey.

Wednesday 8, March

Cheer Up

Cheer Up

NR

Life is tough for a team of teen cheerleaders from Finland’s Arctic Circle who, no matter how hard they try, always place last. Sick of losing, their coach takes a last ditch trip to a Texas cheerleading boot camp, and returns with a fire in her belly and a “no pain, no gain” tattoo on her torso. Are her girls up to it?

Sunday 5, March

Dateline-Saigon

Dateline-Saigon

NR

Five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists face fierce political opposition as they try to cover the Vietnam War from the ground in a film that is uncannily relevant today. Narrated by Sam Waterston and replete with rare archival motion picture and interviews, the film has all the drama and high stakes of “All the President’s Men”.

Monday 6, March

Death by a Thousand Cuts

Death by a Thousand Cuts

The brutal murder of a Dominican Park Ranger on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border triggers a suspenseful investigation that points to the bigger issues of deforestation, illegal wood charcoal trade and xenophobia. With stunning cinematography, the film explores the complex socio-political consequences of killing the Dominican forests, one cut at a time.

Sunday 5, March

Farewell Ferris Wheel

Farewell Ferris Wheel

NR

The U.S. carnival industry keeps itself alive by legally recruiting 80% of its laborers from Mexico under a controversial H-2B guest worker visa program that unfairly exploit migrant workers. The filmmakers spent six years examining these labor struggles by following a carnival owner, a labor recruiter, and two workers from the small town Tlapacoyan, which supplies one third of all workers

Saturday 4, March

First Lady of the Revolution

First Lady of the Revolution

NR

The film tells the remarkable story of Henrietta Boggs, a courageous Alabama Southern belle who bucks 20th-century conventions to fall in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. With her 1941 marriage to José ‘Don Pepe’ Figueres, she embarks on an audacious journey of activism and political reform to become the First Lady of Costa Rica.

Saturday 4, March

Forever Pure

Forever Pure

NR

Beitar Jerusalem F.C. is the most popular and controversial football team in Israel, the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player. When its Russian-Israeli billionaire owner hires two Muslim players from Chechnya, the club spirals out of control. The film is a window into how racism is destroying a team and society from within.

Tuesday 7, March

FRONTLINE presents Last Day of Solitary

FRONTLINE presents Last Day of Solitary

NR

With extraordinary access to the Maine State Prison system, the film examines the long-term effects of solitary confinement.

Sunday 5, March

Gala

Gala

On Thursday, March 2, 2017 the Tenth Annual Salem Film Fest kicks off its 10th Anniversary with a fabulous Gala at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. The Gala opens with a reception and then fires up with live music and a dance party. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Salem Film Fest Tribute Magazine and Program, with photos, memories and highlights from the festival throughout the years.

David Fanning, the Founder and Executive Producer at Large from FRONTLINE, a long time partner of the festival, will receive the Salem Film Fest Storyteller Award. Mayor Driscoll, Senator Lovely and Representative Tucker are scheduled to appear, as are our primary sponsors Peabody Essex Museum, CinemaSalem, and WBUR, this year’s official media sponsor.

Thursday 2, March

God Knows Where I Am

God Knows Where I Am

NR

A homeless woman’s body is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse, her diary the only clue to her identity. As her story unfolds from perspectives that include the police’s, her family’s and her own, a system that fails to protect those who cannot protect themselves is revealed.

Saturday 4, March

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

PGthematic elements and some language

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Monday 27, February

Tuesday 28, February

Wednesday 1, March

Thursday 2, March

Show Future Dates
How to Build a Time Machine

How to Build a Time Machine

NR

A stop motion animator and a theoretical physicist share a fixation on the possibility of conquering time, each finding inspiration in H.G. Wells’ 1895 novel “The Time Machine”. Filmmaker Jay Cheel crafts an entertaining and beautifully shot exploration of how each man looks to science fiction as salve for personal tragedies that time alone hasn’t healed.

Tuesday 7, March

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

PG-13for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity

In “Remember This House” Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished -a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. using only the writer’s original words.

Showing in our 18-seat Screening Room.

I Am the Blues

I Am the Blues

NR

I AM THE BLUES is an up-close-and-personal musical journey through the Louisiana bayou and Mississippi delta juke joints with the aging blues musicians who still play the Chitlin’ Circuit, even in their 80s. Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and their friends share stories about the genre’s heyday and their parts in passing it on to the next generation.

Thursday 9, March

Karl Marx City

Karl Marx City

NR

Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), a filmmaker returns to her proletarian hometown to uncover the truth about her late father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Was he an informant or target? Using the Stasi’s extensive archives, she reconstructs everyday GDR life in a chilling film about oppression and surveillance.

Saturday 4, March

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Friday 10, March

Monday 13, March

Tuesday 14, March

Wednesday 15, March

Thursday 16, March

Show Future Dates
Kong: Skull Island 3D

Kong: Skull Island 3D

PG-13for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Friday 10, March

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Wednesday 15, March

Thursday 16, March

Show Future Dates
League of Exotique Dancers

League of Exotique Dancers

NR

Eight unforgettable Burlesque Hall of Fame inductees peel off the layers of glamor and glitter for a “backstage tour” of the golden age of stripping they created and sustained. With bawdy good humor and insight, these articulate Legends share their personal stories with words as uninhibited and captivating as their routines.

Saturday 4, March

Les Sauteurs

Les Sauteurs

NR

Over one thousand African migrants live in a makeshift camp in the forest overlooking Melilla, from where they repeatedly try to jump the high-security border fences that separate Africa from Europe. When filmmakers hand a camera over to Malian emigrant, Abou Bakar Sidibé, and step away, the result is a uniquely authentic inside look at a parallel world.

Monday 6, March

Lion

Lion

PG-13for thematic material and some sensuality.

Five-year-old Saroo finds himself alone and travelling on the wrong train away from his home in northern India. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, dodging all sorts of terrors in the process. Eventually ending up in an orphanage, Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds safety and love as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he buries his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his secret yearnings. With just a small store of memories, and the help of some newly-developed satellite-imaging technology, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.

Adapted from the incredible true story ‘A Long Way Home’ by Saroo Brierly.

Monday 27, February

Tuesday 28, February

Wednesday 1, March

Thursday 2, March

Show Future Dates
Logan

Logan

Rfor strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity.

Set in the future, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation led by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan's healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier's Alzheimer's forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.

Mass Reality Check

Mass Reality Check

The Mass Reality Check is a college doc shorts showcase for college and university students and recent graduates working in short documentary and experimental documentary film.

Friday 3, March

Mattress Men

Mattress Men

NR

In an attempt to save his struggling mattress selling business, sixty-something Michael Flynn reinvents himself as the eccentric YouTube persona “Mattress Mick”, under the guidance of his good friend and filmmaker Paul Kelly. The hilariously tacky videos go viral, and Mick becomes a local celebrity, improving his business but straining his friendship with Paul

Friday 3, March

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

NR

The Italian puckish conceptual-art superstar Maurizio Cattelan is as elusive as he is provocative. Although his ground-breaking 2011 retrospective at the Guggenheim in New York solidified his place among legitimate contemporary artists, he is still the consummate prankster, as director Axelrod’s playful profile proves in a film that literally leaves its audience wondering: who is Maurizio Cattelan?

Friday 3, March

Neruda

Neruda

Rsexuality/nudity and some language

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Exhibited in our 18-seat Screening Room.

Monday 27, February

Tuesday 28, February

Wednesday 1, March

Thursday 2, March

Show Future Dates
Power Rangers

Power Rangers

PG-13For sequences of Sci-Fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor.

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

Santoalla

Santoalla

NR

Dutch progressives Martin and Margo dream of living off the land, far from Amsterdam’s congestion. They find the crumbling Spanish village Santoalla perfect, until hostilities with the town’s only remaining family escalate, culminating in Martin’s mysterious disappearance. A quietly absorbing true-crime tale, beautifully shot in a tumbledown corner of Europe

Saturday 4, March

Saving Banksy

Saving Banksy

NR

Internationally known graffiti artist, Banksy, left his mark on San Francisco in April 2010. Little did he know that this act of vandalism would spark a chain of events that includes one of his rats being removed from a wall, Museums ignorantly turning down a free Banksy street work, and a NY gallerist who has made it his business model to remove Banksy street works from all over the globe doing whatever it takes to get the rat in his possession.

Showing in our 18-seat Screening Room.

Shorts Block #1

Shorts Block #1

Sunday 5, March

Shorts Block #2

Shorts Block #2

Sunday 5, March

Snow Monkey

Snow Monkey

NR

Renowned Australian war-photographer, artist and filmmaker George Gittoes recruits war-damaged children and their street gangs to shoot local Pashto-style films in Jalalabad, one of Afghanistan’s most violent cities. A vivid and startling portrait, especially of the razor-wielding Gangster capo ten-year-old Steel, terrifying to the core but still capable of experiencing aspects of the childhood seemingly taken from him.

Wednesday 8, March

Strad Style

Strad Style

NR

Danny Houck is a bipolar man with an obsession for Stradivari and all things violin. Through the internet, he connects with a famous European concert violinist and convinces him that he can make a replica of the most famous and valuable violin in the world in time for his upcoming performance schedule. Will he make the deadline?

Saturday 4, March

The Ballad of Fred Hersch

The Ballad of Fred Hersch

NR

The internationally revered jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch is as much a maverick in life as in music, being the first jazz musician to come out as gay and HIV-positive in the early 1990s. He miraculously survived a two-month AIDS-related coma in 2008, and turned his tragedy into triumphant art by mounting the ambitious multimedia work, “My Coma Dreams”.

Friday 3, March

The Day the Sun Fell

The Day the Sun Fell

NR

To learn more about her deceased grandfather’s work as a Red Cross doctor after the 1945 Hiroshima bombing, a Swiss-Japanese filmmaker interviews a surviving doctor and former nurses. By eerie coincidence, the Fukushima nuclear disaster strikes during filming.

Friday 3, March

The Doc-a-chusetts Pitch

The Doc-a-chusetts Pitch

NR

Join us for a discussion with local filmmakers as they pitch upcoming documentary films to a panel of industry members in a competition before a live audience, in which you have a vote! The winner receives a $5,000 prize package. FREE!

Saturday 4, March

The Grown Ups

The Grown Ups

NR

In Chile, a group of Down Syndrome adults has attended the same special school since childhood. Now over 40-something-years-old, they yearn for more independence and challenge than they have working in the school’s bakery, but run into roadblocks from family and society. A mixture of heartache and humor, the film is informative, compassionate and never condescending

Sunday 5, March

The Happy Film

The Happy Film

NR

A successful Austrian album cover designer decides to turn himself into a design project and redesign his personality to become a better and happier person. He chronicles his controlled experiments to alleviate his depression with meditation, therapy and drugs, grading himself along the way, but things don’t go quite as planned.

Friday 3, March

The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

PGfor rude humor and some action

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—LEGO Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Will Arnett reprises his starring role from The LEGO Movie as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne. Zach Galifianakis (Muppets Most Wanted, the Hangover films) stars as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s Arrested Development) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s Daredevil) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Alfred.

The LEGO® Batman Movie will be directed by Chris McKay, and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee, who worked together on The LEGO Movie. It is written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, with additional screenplay material by Jared Stern & John Whittington, based on LEGO Construction Toys. Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone and Will Allegra serve as executive producers.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Lin Pictures / Lord Miller / Vertigo Entertainment production, The LEGO Batman Movie will open in theaters worldwide beginning February 10, 2017. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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The Man Who Saw Too Much

The Man Who Saw Too Much

NR

Is Mexican tabloid photographer Enrique Metinides, obsessed with hyper-violent crime scenes and accidents, a journalist, paparazzi or artist? Filmmaker Ziff explores the complexities of this fascinating man who spent over 50 years as a tabloid photographer and whose boyhood exposure to horror led to his discovery that the fate of others was his way of connecting to life.

Friday 3, March

The Other Half of the Sky

The Other Half of the Sky

NR

Four of China’s most successful and powerful businesswomen grew up during the patriarchal, austere Cultural Revolution. The film is an intimate first-hand look at the social, political and economic playing fields these agents of change had to navigate to create their empires, and the sacrifices they willingly and unwillingly made along the way.

Saturday 4, March

The Peacemaker

The Peacemaker

NR

In the heart of the world's most intractable conflicts, Cambridge, MA resident Padraig O'Malley tries to broker peace using the unorthodox methods and dogged determination he discovered while battling his own addictions. From Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq, loner O’Malley helps others find the peace that he struggles to find for himself.

Sunday 5, March

The True 1692 3D

The True 1692 3D

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The Void

The Void

NR

In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it's too late.

This Perfect Place: The Natural History of the Mas

This Perfect Place: The Natural History of the Mas

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Tickling Giants

Tickling Giants

NR

In the throes of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef abandons his career as a heart surgeon to follow his dream and create a weekly satirical television program modeled after Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show”. The wildly popular and controversial show creates dangerous consequences for Bassem and his staff in a country where free speech remains unsettled law.

Friday 3, March

What Was Ours

What Was Ours

NR

Three Wind River Native Americans leave their Wyoming reservation in pursuit of ancient artifacts sacred to their tribes. A treasure trove of ancestral objects in the archives of Chicago’s Field Museum has them wrestling with the fine line between opening old wounds and reclaiming what has been lost to move forward and heal.

Wednesday 8, March

Winter at Westbeth

Winter at Westbeth

In New York’s West Village, the Westbeth Artist Housing has been home to an eclectic community of professional artists since the 1970’s. The film is a life-affirming valentine to community, aging and the human need to create as it spotlights a year in the lives of three longtime residents.

Sunday 5, March

Work in Progress.Monologues in the Artist's Studio

Work in Progress.Monologues in the Artist's Studio

NR

The films is about the Chilean-born, Brooklyn-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz, whose work has lit up the worlds of art, design and commerce.

Saturday 4, March

Wrestling Alligators

Wrestling Alligators

NR

James E. Billie, alligator wrestler, Vietnam veteran, country singer and half-white Indian chairman, is the controversial man at the center of the gaming revolution that raised his Seminole Tribe of Florida from welfare subsistence to tremendous wealth and power. Using archival and home-movie footage, director Andrew Shea contrasts tribal life before and after casino prosperity.

Friday 3, March

Yarn

Yarn

NR

Proving that knitting and crocheting is more than the traditional craft practiced by stay-at-home women, YARN interweaves the colorful, edgy and fascinating stories of contemporary wool graffiti artists, circus performers, structural designers and political protesters from all over the world.

Saturday 4, March

Zimbelism

Zimbelism

NR

One of the last working elders of street photography, 86-year-old George S. Zimbel invites us to watch him work in his print lab as he tells the tales of a 70-year career that included shoots with Marilyn Monroe, JFK and many others. A testament to a bygone era, the film is also an honest and touching view of the human experience through one man’s lens.

Sunday 5, March