Salem Film Fest

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You Could Use That

Sep 2019 | Posted by:

2018 | Directed by Dan Harris

With incredible authenticity, Belle Flint illustrates her journey through life as an actress, writer, choreographer and trans woman. Growing up in Harvard Massachusetts, she discovered a passion for writing and performing arts at a young age. During Fitchburg State’s 2018 theater production “The Women of Lockerbie,” she connected with an incredible community of fellow actors, and the empowerment they found together channeling their life experiences into the characters they portray. Through her craft, Belle shows us the amazing healing power of art, and how it brings us together through shared experience.

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DS Bicycles

Sep 2019 | Posted by:

2020 | Directed by Justin Roy

A documentary on DS Bicycles, a bicycle repair shop that’s a hotspot for young bikers in Irving Park, Chicago.

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Recipe For Disaster: Green Crabs In The Great Marsh

Sep 2019 | Posted by:

2019 | Directed by Nubar Alexanian

When faced with an invasive species and the prospect of ecological devastation, residents along the New England coast are in search of a sustainable solution to save the marsh.

Recipe For Disaster tells the story of the little-known invasion that is threatening an entire New England ecosystem, and the struggle of local experts and residents to understand and prevent this catastrophe. Driven by the rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine, billions of green crabs have overrun the abundant natural marshes on coastal Massachusetts, decimating the populations of clams, scallops, mussels, and eelgrass that birds and fish depend upon to survive. In just a few short years of explosive population growth, the damage caused by green crabs has local residents and experts rushing to avert irreparable destruction with approaches such as transplanting eelgrass and paying fishermen to trap the crabs for compost.

The most promising solution, however, is popping up on gourmet restaurant menus in the form of green crab roe.

This short, powerful documentary film explores one aspect of the consequences of climate change that are echoed in coastal communities around the world, with stunning footage of the beautiful marshes and estuaries whose salvation may come on a dinner plate.

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The Longest Year

Sep 2018 | Posted by:

The Longest Year
2017 | Directed by Jessie Beers-Altman

The Longest Year represents a filmmaker’s attempt to understand and work through a personal, tragic, life-altering event through the memories of friends and loved ones who shared the experience.

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The Vendors

Sep 2018 | Posted by:

2017 | Directed by Matt Elicone

New England flea market vendors reflect on their role in the subculture. Through interviews, they talk about what they sell and why, along with other various topics. The Vendors encapsulates overall flea market culture, the community, the items for sale, and most importantly, the individual vendors themselves.

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Eastie

Sep 2018 | Posted by:

2017 | Directed by Blake Smith

Eastie is a film about Cucchiello’s Bakery being pushed out of East Boston after 70 years in business. We made the film in hopes of bringing to light the effects that gentrification can have on small businesses such as this one.

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Project Puffin

Sep 2018 | Posted by:

Project Puffin
2018 | Directed by Vanessa Kahn

Take a trip off the coast of Maine and visit the country’s only colony of Atlantic Puffins. Follow these pint-sized seabirds across the island of Eastern Egg Rock, where researchers and interns work to continue to preserve this species in an effort which is forty-four years in the making.

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Praying For Change

Sep 2017 | Posted by:

Praying For Change
2017 | Directed by Brian McPartlan

A documentary on homelessness and the journey of Leroy Bailey who’s God-appointed mission is to walk the perimeter of the United States, raising awareness and money to build shelters and hope centers across the country for the homeless.