Jane Morrison Collection
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Creator(s)
Jane Morrison
Primary Format and Extent
film (40,000 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 16 mm. reversal pos.
Secondary Format and Extent
film (1,200 ft.) : si. and sd., b&w and col. ; 8 mm. reversal pos. video (350 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. videoreel (120 mins.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Collection Date Range
1975 - 1985
Summary
Collection contains documentaries. "Master Smart Woman" (1985) concerns Maine author Sarah Orne Jewett, "Children of the Northlights" (1976) is about children's book creators Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire, and "Rocks Nudes and Flowers" (1975) concerns Maine-based painter Henry Strater. "In the Spirit of Haystack" (1979) describes Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. Collection also contains educational/cultural and fiction works, including "The White Heron" (1978) a short dramatic film shot in Maine and based on the same-titled Jewett story, and "The Two Worlds of Angelita, Los Dos Mundos de Angelita" (1982), a drama in Spanish and English about a young girl from rural Puerto Rico who moves to New York City.
Biographical/Historical Notes
Jane Morrison (1947-1987) was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and grew up in Gardiner, Maine. In the 1970s she moved to New York City to work as an independent filmmaker, and received national and international recognition for her work.
Subject(s)
Arts, Literature, Women
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 11
Showing 1 - 10 of 11:
1) In the Spirit of Haystack
'A film by Jane Morrison.' Made with funds from the Maine State Commission on the Arts during the filmmakers artist in residency at WCBB 1979 (per credits). Portrait of Haystack Mountai...more
2) Muscongus Pond: A Potters's Place
Potter Connie Romero at work. She talks about relationship between her work and her cabin on the pond. Closeups of potters wheel, hands, pots being created. Fall at pond. Romero rolls p...more
3) Children of the Northlights: A portrait of Ingri and Edgar d'Aulaire
Portrait of children's book creators. Authors describe spending five years on Greek myths book. Travel with their children. One of their first books, Ola, about a Norwegian boy, precede...more
4) White Heron, The
Sarah Orne Jewett's story of Sylvy, a solitary girl caught between the admiration she feels for a young hunter and her love of nature. She is unable to help the hunter kill the white he...more
5) Fang Gang, The
Title on film: 'The Fang Gang.' // Vampire film.more
6) Christmas in Boston
Date from edge code on film. // Title on film: 'Christmas in Boston.'more
7) Dream
Title on film: 'Dream.'more
8) Lipstick '74
Date from edge code on film. // Label on film can: 'Lipstick '74.'more
9) Dream
Preservation answer print made from Super 8 archival master funded by 2007 Women's Film Preservation Fund grant. Lab work done by Brodsky and Treadway, Chace and Cineric. Work completed...more
10) Fang Gang, The
Preservation answer print made from Super 8 archival master funded by 2007 Women's Film Preservation Fund grant. Lab work done by Brodsky and Treadway, Chace and Cineric. Work completed...more
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