Aesthetics of the Everyday—Home Movies from Northeast Historic Film

 Karan Sheldon, co-founder, and Michael Hutcherson, board president and Islesboro resident

August 9.  Screening and Discussion, 7:30pm

"There is an old idea that amateur art is the purest, because it is made without consideration of money or fame. Here is the proof—vivid slices of real life as rich and rewarding as any gallery of Old Masters, rescued from obscurity through the extraordinary efforts of Northeast Historic Film. The essays in this volume, written in plain language, provide fresh insight into this still underappreciated art form. Like great paintings, the films themselves are impossible to forget.”  Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, London

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