Wednesday, March 07, 2012

CinemaSalem, Film Fest and More


The Salem Film Fest is still going on, and I cannot recommend it more highly.  My husband and I have managed to see a number of the films, including the one sponsored by the Hawthorne Hotel last night, "Smokin Fish" which was especially interesting to us since we lived in Alaska for 14 years.  It brought back a lot of memories, despite the fact that it is set in a very different area than where we lived.  Now I REALLY want some of that kind of smoked salmon, which is virtually impossible to get here.

Here is the weekly CinemaSalem newsletter:

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Wow! We had our busiest day in CinemaSalem history on Saturday, when thousands of documentary film lovers swarmed the Salem Film Fest, while families watched The Lorax and Best Picture afficionados checked out The Artist. As always, Kereth and our incredibly wonderful CinemaSalem staff performed miracles with the big crowds and everyone had a blast.

There's still two more days of one of America's leading all-documentary film festivals, including some of the best films of the whole week, including Payback and Hell and Back Again tonight, and In Heaven, Underground and Wish Me Away tomorrow night.

You can still download the official festival guide by clicking here.

We've got some great new movies coming in on Friday, so take a look!

Now Playing: John Carter (PG13); Declaration of War (NR); The Artist (PG-13); The Lorax (PG); and The True 1692!
Rockport native, Andrew Stanton has made quite a name for himself, winning two Oscars for Finding Nemo and WALL-E. His fertile imagination and thoughtful and humorous perspective on the human condition return in a dazzling live-action feature, John Carter. The critics are ecstatic, especially MSN Movies: "For me, this is the first movie of its kind in a very long time that I'd willingly sit through a second or even third time"; and UGO: "Director Andrew Stanton said he hoped to create a timeless adventure, and I wholeheartedly believe the man has succeeded." And this from Australia's IGN: "John Carter is a fantastic fusion of old-fashioned adventure excitement and modern blockbuster spectacle. In short, it's wonderful." John Carter will screen on Friday at (3:30), 6:45 and 9:40; Saturday at (12:30), (3:30), 6:45 and 9:40; Sunday at (12:30), (3:30) and 6:45; and Monday-Thursday at (4:00) and 6:45.

Also new this Friday is Declaration of War, currently sitting at an 88% positive rating on RottenTomatoes.com. The Los Angeles Times: "A vibrant and heartfelt French film that captures the mood and the memories of young parents who found themselves in the trenches fighting for the life of their child." Minneapolis Star-Tribune: "The subject matter is as serious as can be, yet the style is vibrant, energetic and engaging -- often tense, but without a trace of woe-is-me." And the final rave from Leonard Maltin, which will make you want to see this film even more: "What makes Declaration of War even more unusual is that the stars (Valérie Donzelli and Jérémie Elkaïm) and co-writers are the real-life couple who lived through this experience."

Declaration of War will screen starting Friday at (4:45), 7:45 and 9:50; Saturday at (12:15), (2:45), (4:45), 7:45 and 9:50; Sunday at (12:15), (2:45), (4:45) and 7:45; and Monday-Thursday at (4:45) and 7:45.

Undoubtedly the most popular single film of the young year at CinemaSalem is Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, which many a young filmgoer described as "the best movie, ever!" upon exiting the theater this weekend. The Lorax will screen Friday at (4:15), 7:00 and 9:15; Saturday at (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:15), 7:00 and 9:15; Sunday at (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:15) and 7:00; and Monday-Thursday at (4:15) and 7:00.
That Oscar-winning The Artist returns Friday at (5:00), 7:30 and 10:00; Saturday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00), 7:30 and 10:00; Sunday at (12:00), (2:30), (5:00) and 7:30; and Monday-Thursday at (5:00) and 7:30.

Also returning is our own true history of the Salem Witch Trials, The True 1692 in 3D, playing on Friday at 6:30; Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 and 6:30; and Monday-Thursday at 6:30.

Thanks for supporting CinemaSalem!

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I hope to see you here, or there!

Juli

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