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.
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.
Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is pleased to announce the 2015 award of the William O’Farrell Fellowship to Ryan Shand, PhD, Research Assistant, University of the West of Scotland. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $1,500 to support research at NHF, a regional moving image archive established in 1986. Shand’s project focuses on Counterpoint, a 1929 amateur fiction film made by Roy Lockwood. “This film was made as a student project at Oxford University, however prints of Counterpoint do not seem to exist in the United Kingdom and scholars have made no reference to it so far." Northeast Historic Film appears to hold the only extant copy of this film. Shand says, "This romantic drama features some sophisticated visual experimentation and employs a flashback structure to tell its...
I've been here at Northeast Historic Film for just over a month now and it's been a really exciting and invigorating few weeks. I arrived at Northeast Historic Film after eight years in the public library world, and while there is much overlap between the work of public libraries and the work of the film archive, there are some refreshing differences too. For one thing we have an office dog, who I adore! More importantly, the work of the archives tends to happen behind closed doors rather than playing out in the public sphere of a library. So, one of our challenges is to make meaningful connections between our work and our collections and the people who seek the information contained within. Luckily for us, our collections span genres from home movies to news footage to advertisements...
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.