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

Submitted by beminner

Please share and help spread the word!

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

Submitted by abertin

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.


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

Submitted by abertin

Hi again, Northeast Historic Film blog readers! It’s me, Amber, once again here to tell you about some of the exciting things Northeast Historic Film has been doing lately. This time, I’m going to discuss one of the trips I took this October to spread the word about NHF, regional film archives, and all the work we do to preserve non-commercial cinema.


Home Movie Day 2015

Submitted by beminner

Hello, Northeast Historic Film blog readers! I don’t think we have met yet, so to introduce myself, my name is Amber and I am the Archival Processing Technician at Northeast Historic Film. This means that I spend my time at NHF working with the rest of the archival staff to actively preserve the materials within our collections and to inspect the films that are brought to us to be transferred.


Home Movie Day at the Alamo

Submitted by beminner

Northeast Historic Film will host Home Movie Day on Saturday, October 10 from 12pm-4pm at the Alamo Theatre. Home Movie Day is an annual celebration of amateur film and video held at many different venues worldwide. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community on the big screen, if they so choose, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why these films are important and to learn how best to care for them.


Northeast Historic Film at CIFF

Submitted by beminner

Don't miss NHF at the Camden International Film Festival. At 10am on Sunday, September 20, David Weiss and Jennifer Neptune will be presenting "The film life of Charles Norman Shay, Penobscot Elder." Mr. Shay will be in attendance to answer questions and talk more about his remarkable life as a Penobscot Elder, a WWII veteran, an international traveler and much more! The cost of the show is $10 or you can buy a Festival Pass for $95.


Two weeks at Northeast Historic Film

Submitted by beminner

Note: Ryan Shand, Ph.D., is the 2015 O'Farrell Fellow at Northeast Historic Film. He spent the past two weeks with us and sends a brief report! Ryan will be discussing his findings at next summer's film Symposium.

As a researcher at the University of the West of Scotland, most of my time is spent at our campus in Paisley, a large town to the west of Glasgow. However this summer, thanks to Northeast Historic Film, during the second half of August I have had the privilege of spending my time in Bucksport, Maine, endeavoring to find out more about early student filmmaking.


Hap Collins featured in The Maine Dialect Project

Submitted by beminner

Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) is working to capture and document the unique words, phrases and accents of Maine. The project now features audio recordings of Albert "Hap" Collins.

Hap was a boatbuilder, painter, fiddler and carpenter from South Blue Hill. Northeast Historic Film has a collection of interviews with Hap, made in the late 1980s by Jeff Todd Titon. You can learn more about the collection here.

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