A Century of Movies at the Alamo: Leave Her to Heaven (1945) June 19 at 6pm

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What would you do for love? No, seriously, how far would you go? What are the limits? Those are the central questions in the film Leave Her to Heaven. When socialite Ellen Berent meets novelist Richard Harland during a train trip to New Mexico she immediately falls for him – hard. Despite her engagement to another man, Ellen and Richard soon decide to marry and thus begins their idyllic life together. Well, not quite.


A Century of Movies at the Alamo: The Wizard of Oz (1939) May 15th at 2pm and 6pm

Submitted by Joe

It’s hard to resist starting this post with something cliché like, “Tap your heels together three times and think to yourself, ‘There’s no place like the Alamo’,” or “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Bucksport anymore,” but I’ll try my darnedest. This weekend, continuing its Century of Movies series, the Alamo Theatre will be going OVER THE RAINBOW with two screenings of the classic 1939 MGM musical-fantasy film, The Wizard of Oz.


Northeast Historic Film Symposium

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Screening New England: 17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
CFP: May 15, 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. Proposals that utilize the NHF collections are particularly welcome, and we also welcome discussions of work “from away” that characterizes New England in the popular imagination.


NHF announces 2016 O'Farrell Fellow

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Northeast Historic Film is pleased to announce the 2016 award of the William O’Farrell Fellowship to Andrea Mariani, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Udine, Italy. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $1,500 to support research at NHF, a regional moving image archive established in 1986.


A Century of Movies at the Alamo: Wings (1927) April 17 at 6pm

Submitted by abertin

Hi, Northeast Historic Film blog readers! This month, to get you excited about Wings (1927), the next film in our A Century of Movies at the Alamo series, we have an extra special guest blog post from our projectionist extraordinaire, the one, the only, Phil Yates! You’ve seen him wearing his Northeast Historic Film shirt around town. You’ve seen him ripping tickets at the Alamo. Now, you get to hear his thoughts on Wings!


A Century of Movies at the Alamo: Sherlock Holmes (1916) March 20th at 6pm

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The curved pipe, the suave dressing gown, “Elementary, my dear Watson”: all quintessentially Sherlock Holmes and all derived from one man. No, not from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; but from a man named William Gillette. William Gillette was an American stage actor, playwright, and director most prolific around the turn of the 20th century. Gillette was extremely well-respected within the theater community for his numerous roles and the plays he authored; but his most famous and most popular role was as Sherlock Holmes in a play he wrote and performed in more than 1,300 times.


A Century of Movies at the Alamo

Submitted by abertin

Hi Everyone. We want to announce our really exciting upcoming film series, A Century of Movies at the Alamo.

Every third Sunday of the month at 6pm from March through November, we are going to be screening a different movie from a different decade of the Alamo’s existence. Here’s the schedule:

March 20: Sherlock Holmes (1916) with live accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis
April 17: Wings (1927) with live accompaniment by Paul Sullivan
May 15: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
June 19: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)


Call for Papers for the 2016 Symposium

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Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History
17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
CFP: April 19, 2016


Happy holidays and a very happy new year from all of us at NHF!

Submitted by beminner

We cannot thank you enough for all your good wishes and generous support during this holiday season, and throughout all of 2015. Please consider making a year end gift to NHF today. We haven't quite met our annual fund goal yet and your support is more imporant than ever!


Re-Visiting Old Places and Inspiring New Generations, Part II

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Hi, Northeast Historic Film blog readers! Last week, I discussed my recent visit to Colgate University to teach a film projection workshop and introduce the students to the world of film archiving, so if you are interested in any of those topics, you should check out Part I. Today, I’m going to be discussing another October trip, this time to the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman Museum. This trip, like the Colgate trip, was a return to a familiar place.

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