HOME OF THE SALEM FILM FEST   

NR, 33 min
Director: Paul Van Ness
Presented in our intimate 18-seat screening room

Sat, Jul 26 - Thu, Jul 31
(2:00), 6:30

CinemaSalem and History Alive! have collaborated to create something brand new and unique in Salem: The True 1692, a 3D film which tells the true story of the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692. Historically-accurate, suspenseful, and emotionally-captivating, this new film immerses the audience in the dangerous realities of life in Salem Village at the end of the 17th Century and dramatically reveals the odd coincidence of forces, external and internal, which set in motion the tragedy of the witch trials.

Filmed and edited entirely in 3D, and shot in some of the actual locations, this memorable film allows the viewer to re-enter the world of Salem of 1692, and to relive the most famous witch story in history.

When you travel to Salem this fall, don’t just visit the sites. Through the magic of 3D film and thoughtful historical interpretation, immerse yourself in The True 1692.

Reviews:

Audience Raves for The True 1692!

“Beautiful story, superb cinematography, great acting, and the best 3D I’ve ever seen.”

“Kudos for condensing a rich history into a concise 35 minutes. I thought the 3D was better than Harry Potter 7B!”

“This film is the perfect start for anyone curious about the witch trials!”

“I enjoyed the film, which was so effective at immersing me into the events of 1692. As a producer myself, great job!”

“Excellent! It distills a complicated series of events so that they can be understood by non-historians. I will want to use this film when I teach about the events of 1692.”

“So refreshing to see the events of 1692 presented without sensationalism or voyeuristic focus on gruesome details. Having it narrated by a young girl was an excellent choice.”

“Loved the fresh perspective on women and the societal pressures and cultural constraints. The locations and music were stunning! I only wish it had been longer.”

“I so appreciated the film being historical, but still so entertaining and beautiful.”

“Engrossing, well-acted, informative and well-researched, very balanced.”

“I loved the 3D! The locations were beautiful and authentic-appearing. The film gives a different perspective on the witch hysteria, a more thoughtful approach.”

“A masterpiece. This film was well-done in all aspects — the production quality, the acting, the editing.”

“I knew nothing of this period in history. The film presents a clear and coherent explanation of the circumstances and context of the witch trials. Well done.”

“It’s so realistic. It makes you feel like you are there. It’s time this story was told.”

CinemaSalem is a four-screen independent community movie theater located in historic downtown Salem, MA. Focusing on quality first-run feature films, art films, and passionate documentaries, CinemaSalem is a friendly and affordable alternative to the megaplex experience, and features the best popcorn you've ever tasted! Perhaps that's why filmlovers recently voted it the "Best North Shore Movie Theater." [Learn More]