Events Around Town
Salem Film Fest 2023 will feature full-length documentaries from around the world and a selection of shorts. We welcome the return of our pitch session and high school and college presentations.
Salem Film Fest 2023 will take place in-person Thursday, March 23 through Sunday, March 26; we are screening films and hosting events with visiting filmmakers at Cinema Salem, the Cabot Theatre, the Peabody Essex Museum, and more.
Our virtual screenings will be online Monday, March 27 through Sunday, April 2.
Salem United, Inc.'s tops picks not to miss.
A STORY OF BONES
Directed by Joseph Curran, Dominic Aubrey de Vere
Cinema Salem on Saturday, March 25 at 8pm
The UK’s colonial past as a slave trading nation is exposed when airport construction on St. Helena Island, best known for Napoleon’s gravesite, unearths an unmarked mass burial ground.
Directed by Deborah Kaufman, Alan Snitow
East Coast premiere
PEM on Friday, March 24 at 5:30pm
Controversy erupts over images of African American slaves and Native Americans in New Deal-era murals at George Washington High School in San Francisco, leading to a passionate outpouring of activism and opinions about art, history, and racial reckoning in America.