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Mar
23

Passing of Dr. Alaric Faulkner

Submitted by Gemma

We are saddened to share news that Northeast Historic Film donor Alaric Faulkner died on March 18 at the age of 66. He was a distinguished historical archaeologist and member of the University of Maine anthropology faculty for 30 years. In 2003 Faulkner donated to NHF five reels of 16mm film and an audio interview with Faulkner by John Greenman. The film depicts archaeological digs in Maine. To read Faulkner's full obituary please visit the UMaine website.

Mar
17

Berlin 1957

Submitted by Jessica

In keeping with our goal of making accessible northern New England's moving image heritage, Northeast Historic Film presents Archival Moments from our collection before the weekly feature films at the Alamo Theatre. If possible we like to select a collection which relates to the feature in some way. This week our feature, Unknown starring Liam Neeson, is set in Berlin, Germany.

Mar
17

Thank You

Submitted by David

This year NHF is celebrating our 25th anniversary. We are what is known as a "publicly supported nonprofit organization", or 501(c)3 as the IRS calls it. We haven't stayed around this long because we worked really hard, wrote a lot grants, or sold a lot of DVDs and popcorn, although that all helps. The real reason we are still in business has to do with that "publicly supported" part. Two crucial ways the public supports us is by joining as members and donating to our Annual Appeal.

Feb
28

Boston TV Collaborative

Submitted by Karen

Northeast Historic Film is pleased to be a partner in the Boston Local TV News project, a collaboration of four institutions and their local television news collections— the Boston Public Library (BPL), Northeast Historic Film (NHF), WGBH, and Cambridge Community Television (CCTV).

Feb
16

Stillman Field Trip

Submitted by David

One of the most enjoyable things about working at NHF is taking an occasional field trip to pick up a collection. Recently I found myself in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY where I had the great pleasure of meeting Amelia Stillman who conveyed the last portion of the films her late husband John S. Stillman wished us to have.

Jan
19

Collaboration with George Eastman House and Queens Museum of Art

Submitted by Karan

Northeast Historic Film is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Queens Museum of Art and The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. The group’s project, Moving Images 1938-1940: Amateur Filmmakers Record the New York World's Fair and Its Period, will catalog amateur 16 mm. and 8 mm. films and make the new descriptive records available to the public.

Jan
3

Cyrus Pinkham Films to be presented and screened at SCMS 2011

Submitted by Gemma

Amateur film scholar Caitlin McGrath will present her research and findings on the Cyrus Pinkham Collection from Northeast Historic Film's holdings at the annual conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) in New Orleans March 10 - 13, 2011. Her presentation, titled "Be Beautiful?: The Amateur Films of Cyrus Pinkham," will lead the panel "Alternative Film Histories: Hollywood and the Amateur Revisited" which Caitlin is co-chairing with Charles Tepperman.

Dec
10

In Memoriam: Alan Kattelle

Submitted by David

We are saddened by the death of Alan Kattelle on December 8, 2010. For many years Alan was a mentor and dear friend. When Northeast Historic Film established an advisory board in 1997, Alan was one of the founding members. We will miss his wise counsel, his encyclopedic knowledge and generous spirit.

Dec
7

Google, Amazon, and NHF

Submitted by David

In Bradenton, Florida, the other day a man named Danny Patt took a notion and searched that name on the Internet. His father's name was also Danny Patt and he was surprised when one of the results was a DVD for sale on Amazon.com, Aroostook County 1920s. I had the pleasure of Mr. Patt's call on Monday and was able to give him the production date, 1994, and how Northeast Historic Film came to preserve the film and ask his father to compile a musical score as accompaniment.

Nov
24

Thank You to Members

Submitted by Jessica

Are you a member of NHF?  If you joined or renewed in 2010 we just sent you a special treat. Each member received a DVD with excerpts from five projects we have been working on. Like our collections, the projects cover a wide range of topics like land use, town profiles, Boston news, politics, and maritime heritage. These are not finished products, but rather a sneak peek. If you are not a member it's not too late to get your copy. Visit the Membership section of this site to learn how to join.

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