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Jun
23

Book Launch, Amateur Movie Making, featuring Rare-Format Film Projection by Dino Everett

Submitted by David
On Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m., Northeast Historic Film will host a book launch for Amateur Movie Making: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960. 
The event, free and open to the public, will include projection of rare-format film by Cinematic Archivist Dino Everett from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
 
Amateur Movie Making contains original research by a dozen authors from art history, film history, gender studies, visual culture, library and information science, and other
May
18

NHF Clips on Instagram

Submitted by David

 Are you on Instagram? Here is another way to see clips from NHF collections.  New ones go up almost every day!

Mar
13

O'Farrell Fellowship Application Deadline April 15!

Submitted by David
The William O'Farrell Fellowship is awarded each year to an individual engaged in research based on moving image history and culture. Apply now! A BIG thank you to 2016 donors: Ray Edmondson, Jim Henderson, Michael Hutcherson, James L.
Mar
6

Sell-outs at the Alamo?

Submitted by David

 In the last few months it has happened several times.  I apologize to those we had to turn away, but I'm happy to see folks coming out to see a show!

Why is this happening? 

First: We are showing good movies.  Jane does a wonderful job of identifying excellent movies which will appeal to our audience.

Jan
7

NHF receives $322,000 CLIR grant

Submitted by David

 As the lead partner on the grant, titled The Woman Behind the Camera: Home Movies and Amateur Film by Women, 1925-1997, NHF will embark on an 18-month project to digitize home movies and amateur film and video made by women in the 20th century, and to make this material accessible online and to researchers.

Jan
7

NHF receives $322,000 CLIR grant

Submitted by David

 As the lead partner on the grant, titled The Woman Behind the Camera: Home Movies and Amateur Film by Women, 1925-1997, NHF will embark on an 18-month project to digitize home movies and amateur film and video made by women in the 20th century, and to make this material accessible online and to researchers.

Dec
5

Please make a gift to the Annual Fund

Submitted by David

NHF's Annual Fund is the largest source of unrestricted gifts to the archives.

Your gift cares for collections and supports year-round operations including the Alamo Theatre. 

Nov
7

A Century of Movies at the Alamo: Fargo (1996) November 20 at 6pm

Submitted by abertin

Snow. Lots and lots of snow. This how Joel and Ethan Coen’s Midwestern masterpiece, Fargo, begins. At first, the only thing we can see is a blinding field of white. Then, suddenly, we begin to make out the outline of a bird flying in front of us and then a car speeding down the road. This snowy opening is probably the most apt metaphor for what it is like to watch Fargo. Just like the snow, the film itself envelops the audience in a kind of haze while at the same time revealing something unexpected out of this snowy haze.

Oct
27

A NEW production from Distribution!

Submitted by Jane

The world premiere of the latest video in our line of "Videos of Life in New England," "Working the Land: The Upper Kennebec Valley Region of Maine in the 1930s," took place earlier this month at Fryeburg Fair. It was also our best seller!

Oct
3

A Century of Movies at the Alamo: Big (1988) October 16 at 6pm

Submitted by abertin

When I think about Big (1988), I think about the dichotomy between childhood and adulthood. It is a film that blissfully captures the youthful spirit, or “inner child”, we all are struggling to maintain, but it also captures something a little bit more universally tragic – a child’s perpetual desire to be an adult and an adult’s perpetual desire to return to childhood. This desire to be older than we are is normally our first encounter with wanting to be something other than we are and thus becomes our first experience with feeling inadequate.

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