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.
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.
On Wednesday, August 19 at 7pm at the Moore Community Center Theater on State St. in Ellsworth, Northeast Historic Film and the Ellsworth Historical Society will present "Ellsworth Movie Queen", shown for the first time since it was filmed in Ellsworth in June 1935.
Thanks to the Maine Arts Commission for nice coverage of this exciting event. You can read it here.
Check it out on Facebook at the event page, here.
Jim Henderson, the President of our Board, and Karan Sheldon, co-founder of Northeast Historic Film and Board member, wrote a wonderful article that was recently published in the Maine Policy Review.
The piece, entitled "Northeast Historic Film and the Documentation of Maine's History" discusses the importance of moving images in documenting life in the 20th century, as well as the work of Northeast Historic Film since its inception almost 30 years ago. They also make an argument that Northeast Historic Film is well-posed to create a forward-thinking vision for the future of moving image archives and their...
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.