Margaret Cram and other itinerant women directors made Movie Queen films in the 1930s. Movie Queen, Lubec was shot on the coast of Maine and preserved by Northeast Historic Film.
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. After almost eighty years since its first showing in theatres, nearly sixty years of almost constant annual television airings, and decades of releases on every home video format known to humankind, the film remains a hugely popular and beloved piece of American pop culture.
NHF is a nonprofit archives dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing northern New England's moving image heritage. We run a three-story vault holding 10 million+ feet of film, a public study center, a 140-seat theater, and enjoy the support of 400+ members. Please explore our collections and help us save an important part of your culture.
Join us at the 17th annual Symposium, Screening New England: 100 Years of Moving Images, from July 21-23, 2016. A program will be announced in early June. Read about previous NHF Symposium here. See you in July!
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