Gordon in the News: last updated 02/24/2010

Gordon Presence Felt in Third Annual Salem Film Festival

February 22, 2010

Jo Kadlecek
Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA—Organizers of the third annual Salem Film Festival are giving local residents an opportunity to see the world, through film. Of the 34 documentary films chosen for the Festival that runs from February 26 through March 4 at Cinema Salem (1 Church Street), all include stories from across the globe, including Cuba, Poland, Jamaica, China, and more. Several filmmakers—including British Academy Award winner Les Blank—will be on hand to discuss their work.

Gordon College Provost Mark Sargent, who runs the Provost Film Series on campus, is again one of the Festival judges. Chris Gilbert, adjunct professor of communication arts, is the coordinator of volunteers, and Paul VanNess, a Gordon graduate from the class of '73, filmmaker and co-owner of CinemaSalem, is a member of the Salem Film Festival planning committee.

“This year’s Festival showcases some particularly compelling, relevant, and gritty films that are quite thought-provoking,” said Sargent. “Once again, the organizers of the Festival have provided the community with a great opportunity to see emerging talent and important stories in these documentaries.”

The Salem Film Fest also offers a rich schedule of discussions, parties, galas, meet-and-greets, family-friendly screenings, high school student film showcases, and opportunities to meet visiting filmmakers in intimate settings. Many of these special events are free, but space may be limited.

For ticket and additional information, visit the Salem Film Fest website or contact the Office of College Communications 978.867.4752.

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