Salem Film Fest 2023



We are once again supporting Salem Film Fest 2023 as a Community Partner.  This amazing event will take place in-person Thursday, March 23 through Sunday, March 26.  They will be screening films and hosting events with visiting filmmakers at Cinema Salem, the Cabot Theatre, the Peabody Essex Museum, and more, with virtual screenings online Monday, March 27 through Sunday, April 2.

Salem Film Fest 2023 will feature full-length documentaries from around the world and a selection of shorts.  Please check out the link of films and descriptions with trailers here:  As a Community Partner we have 10 free tickets available -up for grabs; please LMK if you’re interested in going and would like one of the complementary tickets.

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Of particular interest may be “Finding Her Beat” next Friday March 24 at the PEM.  I’m hoping at least a few people can attend this interesting film on that morning!  I’m unable to be there on Friday.

Taiko drums have existed in Japan for over 2,000 years. The drumming art has been off limits to women for centuries. Until now.

In the midst of a frozen Minnosota winter with Covid rumbling in the background, a master of Japanese drumming and a Korean adoptee from Minnesota join forces to convene an all-female troupe of the world’s best Taiko drummers and claim a cultural spotlight previously reserved only for men. Through grueling rehearsals, the talented women share their vulnerability, pain, and joys and navigate their way through differences in culture, age, language, and performing styles.

As the clock ticks toward their first performance, it’s clear their story has become much larger than Taiko. Buoyed by dynamic drum performances and do-or-die spirit, FINDING HER BEAT is an energizing and uplifting story of music, cultural expression and, above all, sisterhood.

Taiko drumming performance precedes the film screening. A Q&A with Film Subject Jennifer Weir follows the screening at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Showings – 

Fri, Mar 24th, 11:00 AM @ Peabody Essex Museum

[Available March 27, 2023, 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM] Stream online…

Please help spread the word, and enjoy some great shows in Salem!