Events

 

NHF participates in and hosts many different types of activities.  We hold events at the Alamo Theatre and rent the space to other groups for their own performances.  We also venture to other locations to give presentations.  Please take a look and see our slate of events.  We will continue to add more as they are scheduled. 

 

 

NHF participates in and hosts many different types of activities.  We hold events at the Alamo Theatre and rent the space to other groups for their own performances.  We also venture to other locations to give presentations.  Please take a look and see our 2016 slate of events.  We will continue to add more as they are scheduled.

Thu 21 Jul, 5:00 pm - Sat 23 Jul, 8:00 pm

From Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23, 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. The NHF Summer Symposium is a congenial multi-disciplinary gathering devoted to the history, theory, and preservation of amateur and nontheatrical moving images. Presenters typically have 30-45 minutes in which to deliver their papers and engage in discussion. We do not run concurrent sessions, and participants are expected to attend all presentations and engage with colleagues in discussion of work presented over the two and a half days of the symposium.

Learn more and register here!

Thu 4 Aug, 7:00 pm

https://vimeo.com/154643128

A decade in the making, Duncan Wilder Johnson’s documentary on Boston hardcore/metal band Sam Black Church will finally Make it to Maine!

Created by Johnson over a ten-year period across a few rounds of fundraising efforts, Leave Behind A Grove In The Earth traces the band’s rise through the Boston underground in the ’90s, and how it bridged the gap between ’80s hardcore punk and the various styles of metal that populated the 2000s to now.

The film features archival live footage, and interviews with the band as well as Bad Brains’ Dr. Know, Page Hamilton of Helmet, Lamb Of God’s D. Randall Bythe, Neil Fallon of Church, and a host of New England voices, including Jesse Leach and Mike D’Antonio of Killswitch Engage, Trevor Phipps and Ken Susi of Unearth, Shadows Fall’s Brian Fair, Jonah Jenkins of Only Living Witness, and others.

“It was a band that everyone would stop and stare because they couldn’t believe what was happening on stage,” says D’Antonio in the doc. “Just total chaos, utter chaos.”

Back in 2014, Johnson told Vanyaland just what led him down the path of telling Sam Black Chuch’s story: “The amazing music of Sam Black Church, how intensely they performed, and their compelling story from no one knowing who they were to growing to huge popularity in New England to making an impact after they stopped playing on what are now considered top-tier metal bands.”