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.


Ellsworth Movie Queen

Submitted by beminner

On Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm at the Moore Community Center Theater on State St. in Ellsworth, Northeast Historic Film and the Ellsworth Historical Society will present "Ellsworth Movie Queen", shown for the first time since it was filmed in Ellsworth in June 1935.

Thanks to the Maine Arts Commission for nice coverage of this exciting event. You can read it here.


Thing of the Moment Visits NHF

Submitted by beminner

Jeff Kirlin, the man behind the Thing of the Moment photo blog, paid a visit to NHF last week. He got some great shots! Check it out here.



Northeast Historic Film in Maine Policy Review

Submitted by beminner

Jim Henderson, the President of our Board, and Karan Sheldon, co-founder of Northeast Historic Film and Board member, wrote a wonderful article that was recently published in the Maine Policy Review.


2015 Summer Symposim, Wunderkino 5: Moving Images of War and Peace

Submitted by beminner

The program for this summer's Symposium, Wunderkino 5: Moving Images of War and Peace, is finalized and ready to go! There are many interesting presentations in the works including "Seeing was Believing: Recording Nazi Camps on Amateur Film" by Lindsay Zarwell from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, "Lost WWII Women Directors, Screenwriters & Editors" by Sharon Thompson, Lesbian Home Movie Project and many more.

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