BSAF 2019: Salem Film Fest, Day Two

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! Boston Springs A Fethival 2019 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to for all the latest info!

The wonderful all-documentary Salem Film Fest kicks into high gear today, with screenings at all three of its Salem locations as well as several outlying areas. Lots of difficult choices to make as many of today’s screenings are happening concurrently with others. Today’s schedule is below: click on the links for film info and ticket purchase links:.

10:00 AM – Shorts Block B – Salem Visitors Center (free admission)

10:00 AM – Shorts Block C – Black Box Theater, Peabody (free admission)

10:00 AM – Five Minute Student Documentary Contest – CinemaSalem (free admission, no ticket required)

10:00 AM – Doc-A-Chusetts Pitch – Salem Access Television (contest and discussion, free admission, no ticket required)

10:20 AM – Camouflage: Vietnamese Brush Strokes With History – Peabody Essex Museum

11:45 AM – Children Of The Snow Land – CinemaSalem

12:00 PM – Yanomamo Shorts – Documenting Culture And Preserving History Through FIlmmaking – Salem Access Television (panel discussion, no ticket required, free admission)

12:00 PM – Primas – Salem Visitors Center

12:00 PM – The Accountant of Auschwitz – Black Box Theater, Peabody

1:00 PM – The End Of Fear – Peabody Essex Museum

1:30 PM – Mass Reality Check – Salem Access Television (free admission, no ticket required)

2:00 PM – Father The Flame – Black Box Theater, Peabody

2:20 PM – Loss Won’t Pay The Bills – CInemaSalem

2:45 PM – Live The Stream: The Story Of Joe Humphries – Salem Visitors Center

3:10 PM – Free Men – Peabody Essex Museum

4:30 PM – The Distant Barking Of Dogs – Black Box Theater, Peabody

4:30 PM – Witkin And Witkin – CinemaSalem

6:00 PM – 16 Bars – Endicott College Walter J Manninen Center For The Arts, Beverly

7:00 PM – The Proposal – Black Box Theater, Peabody

7:10 PM – Kate Nash: Underestimate The Girl, CinemaSalem

And…as if all those film choices don’t exhaust you, there’s also a party tonight – Radio station 92.9 The River sponsors the Saturday NIght Bash with The Aldous Collins Band – it kicks off at 9PM at The Cellar at Hotel Salem (virtually across the street from CinemaSalem). Party is open to the public, and there will be a cash bar.

VENUE INFO: The three primary venues are all within two blocks of each other. CinemaSalem is located in the Witch City Mall, One East India Square, in Salem. National Park Service’s Salem Visitors Center is at 7 Liberty Street in Salem, right across the street from Peabody Essex Museum, which is at 166 Essex Street in Salem. Salem Access Television is at 285 Derby Street in Salem. Black Box Theater is part of the ArcWorks Community Art Center at 22 Foster Street in Peabody. Manninen Center for the Arts is part of Endicott College, 376 Hale Street in Beverly. And although nothing is showing there today, there will be shows later at The Cabot Theater, 286 Cabot Street in Beverly.

Films showing at SFF always begin with a three or four minute short from the “Salem Sketches” series, celebrating the history of the city and its many inhabitants, many of whom own unique businesses that help to make Salem the wonderful tourist destination it has become. They are a delightful slice of life. And another little perk – there’s almost always a musical performance before and between the shows, local musicians showcasing their work for everyone, so be sure to spread them some love as well!

Last evening, we took in opening night co-headliner MIdnight Traveller – this powerful film will shock, surprise, and touch everyone who sees it – it’s easy to see why audiences at Sundance went nuts for it back in January…

For complete information on the festival and its upcoming offerings, be sure to visit the official website at! We have attended this wonderful festival all but one year since 2012 and we have NEVER been disappointed. You will find that SFF is truly a unique experience and is a great fest to cut your festival teeth on if you’ve never been to one before.

COURTESY ADVISORY¬† – if you drive and park in the Witch City Mall Garage, where CinemaSalem is located, and are attending a late screening, you will not be able to access the garage through the mall after it closes. You will need to go out the venue’s main street entrance, turn right and walk 1/2 block to the garage exit, then walk to your vehicle from there. It’s a bit of pain, but not that difficult.

We’ll have your schedule every morning during SFF’s run, and links to film and ticket information. We’ll also be covering this and the other NINE festivals and film series that happen in greater Boston between March 1 and May 1 every year coming up in late May on our two part “Boston Springs A Fethival” episodes of eCinemaOne‘s Subject:CINEMA podcast! And be sure to keep connected with our Instagram for pix of the festival!

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