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Aug
11

Belfast Historical Society

Submitted by Jessica

This looks like a great evening of old film hosted by the Belfast Historical Society at the Belfast Free Library.  We appreciate them letting the world know how to properly store film!

Aug
4

Silver Anniversary Screening Series

Submitted by Jessica

Please join us as we continue our Silver Anniversary Screening Series with the premiere of Harvesting Maine: A Land Use Sampler.  Farms, forests, and lakes are all a vital part of Maine's history.  We will take a journey through the past 80 years to see just how these resources have been used.  Three of the collections highlighted will the Walter Woodman Wright Collection, the

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.

Jun
6

Processing the WCVB Collection

Submitted by Jessica

Processing the WCVB collection is a big job, and while sorting through thousands of film reels may sound a little mundane it has, in fact, been an extraordinary experience.

May
27

Brighton Awarded Academic Honor

Submitted by Jessica

Jack Brighton, Director of New Media & Innovation at Illinois Public Media, at U/I Urbana/Champaign, was honored as a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence Award. Jack is a resource and great friend to NHF. Congratulations.  Read more about Jack and his work.

May
16

NHF in Los Angeles

Submitted by Jessica

NHF's "Madison News Reel" was shown last week in Los Angeles as part of Orphans West at UCLA. Former NHF'er Sean Savage introduced it.

Apr
22

William O'Farrell Fellowship Awarded

Submitted by Jessica

Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is pleased to announce the 2011 award of the William O’Farrell Fellowship to Walter Forsberg, a Research Fellow at New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $1,500 to support research at NHF, a regional moving image archives established in 1986.

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.

Apr
6

Cupid, Registered Guide

Submitted by Jessica

This week's Archival Moment comes from the Everett Foster Collection and is a short romantic drama titled Cupid, Registered Guide. The piece was shot in Maine in 1921 with stars Edgar Jones and Edna May Sperl.

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