Jane's blog

Aug
30

International Maritime Film Festival announces winning films and program

Submitted by Jane

The 2nd annual International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) has announced the winning films and upcoming program. The festival will take place at the Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport, Maine from Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2017. Tickets are available now at maritimefilmfestival.com and are available as half day, full day, and complete festival passes. Tickets will also be sold at the door, subject to availability. A final festival schedule will be released in coming weeks. IMFF is a partnership between Main Street Bucksport and WoodenBoat Publications.

Oct
27

A NEW production from Distribution!

Submitted by Jane

The world premiere of the latest video in our line of "Videos of Life in New England," "Working the Land: The Upper Kennebec Valley Region of Maine in the 1930s," took place earlier this month at Fryeburg Fair. It was also our best seller!

Apr
17

You did it!

Submitted by Jane

Not only did you raise the $50,000 we need to convert to digital projection in the Alamo Theatre, but you inspired the generosity of the Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation and the Town of Bucksport to double your donations.

The projector has been ordered and a revolving fund has been set up to make much needed improvements, help provide sustainability and to support the community led, "Friends of The Alamo" as they work to expand programming.

Jun
30

Alamo Theatre featured in Bangor Metro

Submitted by Jane

Earlier this spring the Alamo Theatre was featured in a Bangor Metro article on vintage movie theaters in downeast and midcoast Maine. The print version featured spectacular photos of each of the theaters.  We are pleased to see our marquis as the photo for the online version of the article.

Apr
21

Earth Day means spring cleaning at NHF!

Submitted by Jane

Earth Day clean upFor the second year in a row, Amy and Curt Smith of Jumpstart Preschool and Daycare chose to bring their students to NHF to celebrate Earth Day. The children ranged from 3 to 13 and arrived with wagons and rakes and shovels. With the help of Frank Berry, Lisa Drake and Ray Monreal they weeded and turned over flower beds, raked bushels of leaves, moved a forest of brush and a mountain of sand.

Nov
11

12 BEST SELLING VIDEOS OF THE YEAR

Submitted by Jane
  1. Dead River Rough Cut: Director's Cut
  2. From Stump to Ship : A 1930 Logging Film
  3. Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine
  4. A Downeast Smile-In With Marshall Dodge
  5. Woodsmen and River Drivers: Another Day, Another Era
  6. Alone in the Wilderness
  7. Lumberjack Sky Pilot
  8. Earliest Maine Films
  9. Ice Harvesting Sampler
  10. King Spruce
  11. Dynamite Whiskey and Wood: Connecticut River Log Drives 1870-1915
  12. Northern Logging: Machines in the Woods

All of these are VERY thoughtful gifts and easy to wrap!

Oct
7

Rainy day update from the Fryeburg Fair

Submitted by Jane

What is a moving image archives doing at Maine's largest agricultural fair? The sign on the side of the Farm Museum states, “Old Maine Films.” We have a cozy space in the furthest corner of the museum. We are set up like a little theater. It's one of the few places on the fairgrounds where you can just come sit inside without having to buy some sort of barbecued meat.

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