Metro Boston’s largest all-documentary festival, the 10th annual Salem Film Fest, heads into its final days with an eclectic assortment of docs to be seen.
Today, the morning screening is at Peabody Essex Museum, evening screenings at CinemaSalem.
Here’s today’s lineup and schedule; Descriptions of the films are below, and are taken directly from the SFF official website at http://salemfilmfest.com!
11:00 AM WHAT WAS OURS (Peabody Essex Museum)
Three Wyoming Wind River Native Americans find sacred ancestral artifacts in a Chicago museum archive and wrestle with whether their return will reopen old wounds or promote tribal healing.
5:45 PM BOBBY SANDS: 66 DAYS (CInemaSalem)
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.
8:00 PM SNOW MONKEY (CinemaSalem)
A vivid and startling portrait of war-damaged children and their street gangs in Jalalabad, Afghanistan by the renowned artist and filmmaker George Gittoes.
Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Film Fest website, or at CinemaSalem during regular business hours. Make sure you get your tickets early – it is not uncommon for many of the screenings, especially those held at CinemaSalem, to be SOLD OUT. Don’t wait to get your tickets until the last minute – get them as soon as you can!
Tomorrow night will close out this anniversary year for the Salem Film Fest – be here tomorrow morning for info on the closing night film and the awards ceremony!