Northeast Historic Film is pleased to announce the 2016 award of the William O’Farrell Fellowship to Andrea Mariani, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Udine, Italy. The Fellowship provides a stipend of $1,500 to support research at NHF, a regional moving image archive established in 1986.

Mariani’s project, "Bridging the Gaps, Connecting the Dots: Amateur Cinema League and the Shaping of a Film Avant-garde in Fascist Italy: Networks, Connections and the Emergence of the Amateur Film Technology" expands upon Mariani's doctoral research that brought to light more than 500 films of the Cine-Guf amateur film movement. Cine-Guf was a product of Benito Mussolini’s establishment of the Direzione Generale della Cinematografia, a national ministry to promote the...

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Hi, Northeast Historic Film blog readers! This month, to get you excited about Wings (1927), the next film in our A Century of Movies at the Alamo series, we have an extra special guest blog post from our projectionist extraordinaire, the one, the only, Phil Yates! You’ve seen him wearing his Northeast Historic Film shirt around town. You’ve seen him ripping tickets at the Alamo. Now, you get to hear his thoughts on Wings!

Before we get to that though, I wanted to say a few words about Paul Sullivan, who is going to be joining us to provide live accompaniment for the screening. Paul is a fairly local guy. He hails from Brooklin and is a long-time friend of both Northeast Historic Film and the Alamo Theatre. His style blends classical and jazz music, so it’s just perfect for...

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The curved pipe, the suave dressing gown, “Elementary, my dear Watson”: all quintessentially Sherlock Holmes and all derived from one man. No, not from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; but from a man named William Gillette. William Gillette was an American stage actor, playwright, and director most prolific around the turn of the 20th century. Gillette was extremely well-respected within the theater community for his numerous roles and the plays he authored; but his most famous and most popular role was as Sherlock Holmes in a play he wrote and performed in more than 1,300 times.

So how did Sherlock Holmes find William Gillette? The story goes that after Sir Arthur...

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Hi Everyone. We want to announce our really exciting upcoming film series, A Century of Movies at the Alamo.

Every third Sunday of the month at 6pm from March through November, we are going to be screening a different movie from a different decade of the Alamo’s existence. Here’s the schedule:

March 20: Sherlock Holmes (1916) with live accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis
April 17: Wings (1927) with live accompaniment by Paul Sullivan
May 15: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
June 19: Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
July 17: Hitchcock Double Feature: Vertigo (1958) and Rear Window (1954)
August 21: The Sound of Music (1965)
September 18: Young Frankenstein (1974)
October 16: Big (1988)
November 20...

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