BOSTON SPRINGS A FETHIVAL: Salem Film Fest – Day Seven

salemfilmfestlogoIt’s day seven of the 8th annual Salem Film Fest!

We’re in the home stretch – just two more nights of exciting documentary programming left, so don’t miss out.

Here’s today’s lineup – film descriptions are from the Salem Film Fest official site at! Remember, online ticketing is no longer available for Fest films – the limited tickets still available can be purchased at the CinemaSalem box office.

Wednesday, March, 11, 2015

CinemaSalem One
Georgiana Halmac turns 15 this winter. She lives with her six brothers and sisters in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau, Romania. Their mother Liliana was forced to leave her family behind to go to Turin, Italy, to earn money. She won’t be back before summer. During their mother’s absence, Georgiana has been catapulted into the role of head of the family, responsible for her six siblings. Her adolescence is cut brutally short. Caught between puberty and responsibility, Georgiana moves ahead, improvising as she goes. Phone conversations with her mother are her only guidelines. Intimate scenes from the daily life of the seven siblings show us – in an uncensored, fly-on-the-wall style – how real events are experienced and interpreted with great imagination by the children. You can’t help being amazed by their ingenuity, while also realizing how precarious their daily equilibrium is.

6:30 pm TOP SPIN
CinemaSalem Screening Room
And you thought you knew how to play ping pong? Watch and learn how the game is meant to be played as you follow the journey of these three teenagers in their quest to represent the US at the Olympics. Filled with excitement, athleticism, skill, and grace, this is definitely not the game you thought it was.

CinemaSalem One
SONGS FOR ALEXIS is a love story following two young teenagers’ fight for identity and their love for each other in a grown-up world. 18-year-old Ryan is a talented up-and-coming transgender musician who is not afraid of following his dreams. Ryan is madly in love with beautiful Alexis, but her parents’ disapproval of their relationship forces Alexis to chose between her parents and the man she loves.

CinemaSalem Screening Room
The Optimists are a volleyball team of women in Hamar, Norway, aged 66 to 98. They practice weekly, but have not played a match for 30 years. Now there is finally a match, but who is the other team? According to rumor, it’s a group of handsome Swedish gentlemen across the border.