In the past five years, The Filson, with the backing of the National Film Preservation Foundation as well as private donors and the general public, has preserved and made available several collections of historic amateur motion picture film. Amongst the collections are several scenes filmed in Indiana in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The scenes, found in both newly digitized and some previously digitized collections, depict locations including Clifty Falls, West Baden Springs, Indianapolis, the George Rogers Clark Memorial at Vincennes, and the Jeffersonville skyline and other scenes along the Ohio River. These historic films offer a rare glimpse of historical subjects in motion, from an era we associate more closely with still photography.
The Filson is proud to present a highlight reel of footage taken in and around Southern and Central Indiana, as well as in Louisville and Kentucky, accompanied by a lecture on local film history and the Filson’s collections presented by two members of our Special Collections staff.
Reservations are not required but are recommended. To make your reservation please use the EventBrite link below, or call The Filson at 502-635-5083.
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