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.
NHF’s Board of Directors has chosen Brook Ewing Minner to become its new Executive Director, succeeding David S. Weiss in March. Minner, who holds a Master of Library Science degree, has most recently served as Director of the Northeast Harbor Library on Mt Desert Island, Maine. “We are thrilled that Brook will lead Northeast Historic Film at this pivotal moment for moving images and culture,” says Richard Rosen, NHF Board President. "She has a strong vision for partnerships and for making the most of Northeast Historic Film’s many assets, which include our talented staff and deep collections.”
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Percy Maxim, Hiram P. Maxim's daughter, in the subtle trick film, Scarf Dance, 1930.
Join us in NY when Orphans at MoMA features Amateur Cinema League-related works. As part of the program David Weiss will present film from Northeast Historic Film collections by Amateur Cinema League founder Hiram Percy Maxim, and O.P. Geer's Poem of Montclair, 1933.
The program is 90 minutes long with live music. Film ticket information here,...
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