"BUCKSPORT MOVIE QUEEN 2000"

PUBLIC WELCOME!
As we do every summer, we feature an portion of the NHF Summer Symposium that is FREE and open to the public.
Please join us for:
"Movie Queens in Main Street Movies"
Special Screening and Lecture
Martin L. Johnson (University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill)
During the 1930’s itinerant filmmakers travelling around
New England created “Movie Queen” films in small cities
and towns. These films used the town itself as the setting
and the population as the cast. Once the film was complete
residents could see themselves on screen in the same
theaters where they saw major Hollywood motion pictures.
This presentation will offer a history of the Movie Queen
films in Maine and beyond. Then a look at Historic Film’s
discovery of these films, subsequent preservation efforts,
and finally NHF’s homage to the genre
with the film Bucksport Movie Queen 2000.
This "Movie Queen" features the townspeople and
businesses of more present day Bucksport, Maine in the year 2000.
It stars a list of well-known local characters.
28 minutes
N/R

Dates
July 19, 2018 - 7:30pm
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