The Northeast by Eastern – Film Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Sumner McKane

Saturday, 10/21
2:00 – 4:00

For years, the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, based in Belfast, Maine, sent traveling photographer-salesmen all over New England with cameras, catalogs, and order books, seeking buyers and markets for their unique “real photo” postcards.

In this beautifully crafted documentary, The Northeast by Eastern, documentarian Sumner McKane mixes Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company’s collection of early 20th century photographs with archival film footage, interviews, oral histories, a musical sound track featuring period music, and an original score by Sumner McKane.

Hear first-hand accounts of smuggling during prohibition, of river drivers brawling for fun, of growing up without worry and without constant adult supervision, and of slop buckets spilling on tourists’ pies!

Join us on Saturday, 10/21, to experience a unique period in American history through stories, photos, and music from a quieter, simpler, yet stirring and enterprising time.

Learn more about Sumner McKane here, and more about the film here.

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