Margaret Cram and other itinerant women directors made Movie Queen films in the 1930s. Movie Queen, Lubec was shot on the coast of Maine and preserved by Northeast Historic Film.
Note: Ryan Shand, Ph.D., is the 2015 O'Farrell Fellow at Northeast Historic Film. He spent the past two weeks with us and sends a brief report! Ryan will be discussing his findings at next summer's film Symposium.
As a researcher at the University of the West of Scotland, most of my time is spent at our campus in Paisley, a large town to the west of Glasgow. However this summer, thanks to Northeast Historic Film, during the second half of August I have had the privilege of spending my time in Bucksport, Maine, endeavoring to find out more about early student filmmaking.
I have been researching amateur cinema in the UK since 2003. Last year, while working on a University of Glasgow project, I visited Northeast Historic Film to find out more about moviemaking by...
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) is working to capture and document the unique words, phrases and accents of Maine. The project now features audio recordings of Albert "Hap" Collins.
Hap was a boatbuilder, painter, fiddler and carpenter from South Blue Hill. Northeast Historic Film has a collection of interviews with Hap, made in the late 1980s by Jeff Todd Titon. You can learn more about the collection here.
On Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm at the Moore Community Center Theater on State St. in Ellsworth, Northeast Historic Film and the Ellsworth Historical Society will present "Ellsworth Movie Queen", shown for the first time since it was filmed in Ellsworth in June 1935.
Thanks to the Maine Arts Commission for nice coverage of this exciting event. You can read it here.
Check it out on Facebook at the event page, here.
NHF is a nonprofit archives dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing northern New England's moving image heritage. We run a three-story vault holding 10 million+ feet of film, a public study center, a 140-seat theater, and enjoy the support of 400+ members. Please explore our collections and help us save an important part of your culture.