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.

You can view the entire program here. For the first time, we are offering half day "locals" passes for only $30 (no food included.) Register now by clicking here...

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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...

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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...

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Wunderkino 5
Moving Images of War and Peace
CFP: April 20, 2015
The organizers of the 2015 Northeast Historic Film (NHF) Summer Symposium (Thursday, July 23, 2015 to Saturday, July 25, 2015)  invite proposals featuring studies of amateur, educational, industrial, and non-theatrical films that examine war and peace. Training and battlefield films, footage from ordnance and gun cameras, medical films, coming home reportage, peace movement films—from the beginning of moving image technology through the present, citizen-soldier-filmmakers and homefront amateurs have recorded alternate, complementary, and personal images of war and peace...
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Alamo Theatre

Movies playing at the Alamo Theatre
Fri 29 May, 7:00 pm - Sat 30 May, 7:00 pm
Sun 31 May, 2:00 pm