The Philosopher Kings

August 30 at 7pm
Directed by Patrick Shen (Q&A to follow)

In search of wisdom found in unlikely places, THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS takes us on a journey through the halls of the most prestigious colleges and universities in America to learn from the staff members who see it all and have been through it all: the custodians. This thought-provoking, feature-length documentary interweaves the untold stories of triumph and tragedy from the members of society who are often disregarded and ignored, and seeks out the kind of wisdom that gets you through the day and the lessons one learns from surviving hard times, lost loves, and shattered dreams. THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS gives us the opportunity to learn from eight incredible individuals whom we would never have otherwise taken a moment out of our day to acknowledge.

“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.” ~ Chinese Proverb

Official Selection: Emerging Cinematic Vision Award Camden International Film Festival 2009, Nominated Best Documentary Silvedocs 2009, San Francisco International Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival

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Brought to you by the Salem Film Festival.