Witch City (movie)

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Told from the perspective of a returning native, Witch City is an uncompromising documentary about Salem, Massachusetts, a town that put the phrase "witch hunt" into the American vocabulary.

The filmmaker presents Salem as a place where today a Disneyesque version of history serves the purposes of both commercial and religious interests. Filmmaker Joe Cultrera returns to his hometown

to find a place where the historical facts are sensationalized for the benefit of T-shirt hawkers and wax museum owners. New Age Wiccans (witches) make the pilgrimage to Salem, and evangelical Christians use street

theater to wage a fire and brimstone war against them.

See Also

Vertical File in Salem Collection - Witch City(movie)

"Cast in a bad light? Witch City, a documentary that takes a not-so-king look at Salem during Halloween" Salem Evening News, Nov. 15, 1996, p. 1

"Salem film has witches talking (Witch City documentary)" Salem Evening News, Oct. 24, 1997, p. C3

"Film views the pitfalls of Witch City hype" Boston Sunday Globe, Mar. 9, 1997, p.N3

Zingerplatz Cultrera's production company.