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.
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.
Now is the time to begin locating your family's films and videos. Many people know their family has home movies, but might not know which attic to search. Start now and join us for this exciting opportunity!
Home Movie Day is free and open to...
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. Read more here.
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.
I have been researching amateur cinema in the UK since 2003. Last year, while working on a University of Glasgow project, I visited Northeast Historic Film to find out more about moviemaking by...
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.
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.