Thursday’s opening night film at the ninth annual Salem Film Fest was screened before a near sell-out crowd at the Morse Auditorium at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.
The festival kicked off its ninth year with “Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck“, and the film didn’t disappoint, delighting the crowd of film lovers in attendance with an intimate and funny portrait of artist Beck and his incredibly (and in some cases, impossibly) intricate art pieces.
Pre screening entertainment was provided by Christopher Martel, one half of the folk duo Sherman’s March To The Sea; he performed classic forgotten folk songs, reminding the audience consistently that you can hear his band’s music at http://shermansmarchtothesea.bandcamp.com.
After the screening, director Olympia Stone was in attendance for a fun and informative question and answer session.
All in all, the audience had an excellent time all the way around. We’ll have a full review of the film on our “Boston Springs a Fethival” shows in May, and possibly in print on our usual outlets in the coming days. You can find more about the film at http://www.floatingstone.com/curiousworlds.