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Aug
15

Now you can submit your Stock Footage or Research Requests online!

Submitted by Ian

We've got a spiffy new Stock Footage or Research Request Form to make it even easier for researchers, librarians, curators, academics and hobbyists to access our archive of film. Simply fill out the form and we'll be back to you, normally within two weeks.

Aug
8

A Century of Movies at the Alamo: The Sound of Music (1965) August 21 at 6pm

Submitted by abertin

There isn’t much I can say about the Sound of Music that hasn’t already been said. You all know the story and almost everyone has seen it or at least knows the songs (If you haven’t seen it, you must have had a wicked childhood or a miserable youth; but somewhere in your youth or childhood, you must have done something good because you get to see it now). So, if it’s okay with all of you, this month there won’t be any trivia or deep insights about the film. Instead, I’m just going to talk about what The Sound of Music means to me and hopefully what it means to you too.

Jul
18

Please support NHF's summer appeal

Submitted by beminner

Dear friends and NHF supporters,

Northeast Historic Film celebrates our 30th anniversary this year. Since 1986, we have amassed a collection of over 10 million feet of film featuring priceless images of the culture, industry, people, and events that make northern New England a great place to live. With your help, we hope to continue collecting, preserving, and sharing these moving images over the next 30 years. I invite you to support NHF and its collection by donating to our summer appeal.

Jul
5

A Century of Movies at the Alamo: Hitchcock Double Feature - Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958) July 17 at 6pm

Submitted by abertin

On July 17th at 6pm, the Alamo Theatre is hosting an Alfred Hitchcock double feature of Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958). July 17th is also National Ice Cream Day in the United States. Just about now, you might be thinking what does National Ice Cream Day have to do with Hitchcock? Well, let me tell you a little bit about my summer routine. The rest of the staff at NHF all know I stay pretty well-informed on the soft-serve flavor of the day offerings at the Dairy Port.

Jun
6

A Century of Movies at the Alamo: Leave Her to Heaven (1945) June 19 at 6pm

Submitted by abertin

What would you do for love? No, seriously, how far would you go? What are the limits? Those are the central questions in the film Leave Her to Heaven. When socialite Ellen Berent meets novelist Richard Harland during a train trip to New Mexico she immediately falls for him – hard. Despite her engagement to another man, Ellen and Richard soon decide to marry and thus begins their idyllic life together. Well, not quite.

May
10

A Century of Movies at the Alamo: The Wizard of Oz (1939) May 15th at 2pm and 6pm

Submitted by Joe

It’s hard to resist starting this post with something cliché like, “Tap your heels together three times and think to yourself, ‘There’s no place like the Alamo’,” or “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Bucksport anymore,” but I’ll try my darnedest. This weekend, continuing its Century of Movies series, the Alamo Theatre will be going OVER THE RAINBOW with two screenings of the classic 1939 MGM musical-fantasy film, The Wizard of Oz.

May
6

Northeast Historic Film Symposium

Submitted by beminner

Screening New England: 17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
CFP: May 15, 2016

The rich amateur and non-theatrical moving image history of New England will be the focus of the 2016 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium. Proposals that utilize the NHF collections are particularly welcome, and we also welcome discussions of work “from away” that characterizes New England in the popular imagination.

Apr
25

NHF announces 2016 O'Farrell Fellow

Submitted by beminner

Northeast Historic Film is pleased to announce the 2016 award of the William O’Farrell Fellowship to Andrea Mariani, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Udine, Italy. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $1,500 to support research at NHF, a regional moving image archive established in 1986.

Apr
5

A Century of Movies at the Alamo: Wings (1927) April 17 at 6pm

Submitted by abertin

Hi, Northeast Historic Film blog readers! This month, to get you excited about Wings (1927), the next film in our A Century of Movies at the Alamo series, we have an extra special guest blog post from our projectionist extraordinaire, the one, the only, Phil Yates! You’ve seen him wearing his Northeast Historic Film shirt around town. You’ve seen him ripping tickets at the Alamo. Now, you get to hear his thoughts on Wings!

Mar
7

A Century of Movies at the Alamo: Sherlock Holmes (1916) March 20th at 6pm

Submitted by abertin

The curved pipe, the suave dressing gown, “Elementary, my dear Watson”: all quintessentially Sherlock Holmes and all derived from one man. No, not from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; but from a man named William Gillette. William Gillette was an American stage actor, playwright, and director most prolific around the turn of the 20th century. Gillette was extremely well-respected within the theater community for his numerous roles and the plays he authored; but his most famous and most popular role was as Sherlock Holmes in a play he wrote and performed in more than 1,300 times.

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