Stories from the Past; Sounds From the Future

Stories from the Past; Sounds From the Future

Live Music by Jeff Beam with vintage Maine Silent Film

Past and future meet at MIFF this year for a special night combining vintage era films shot in Maine and elsewhere in New England in the early part of the last century with sensitive yet very up-to-the-minute music played live. Working closely with Northeast Historic Film Archives, musician Jeff Beam has selected a handful of silent-film curiosities around which to build an eclectic musical soundtrack. From scenes of blueberry farming in Hiram to ice harvesting in Machias, these forgotten historical documents provide the perfect foils for Beam’s elegant, evocative scores and songs. Join us for this unique performance/concert/event!

Originally commissioned by the Denmark Arts Center, in collaboration with the Maine Humanities Council.

Additional Information

USA- Digital Projection –
Compilation by: Jeff Beam
Print Courtesy: Northeast Historic Film Archives