Dreamland presents “Early Amateur Films of Kentucky and Beyond” this Friday during the monthly Trolley Hop downtown, presented by The Filson Historical Society’s Heather Stone and Aaron Rosenblum.
The KY-themed soundtrack has been curated by Nathan Salsburg, the musician, Alan Lomax Archives employee and erstwhile LEO Weekly contributor. Virginia musician/educator Nathan Bowles, who played last year at Greenhaus, will perform. And, there will be refreshments!
Here’s more information, if that wasn’t enough:
“If you missed The Filson Historical Society’s packed June 13th screening of this rare, amateur film footage of Louisville, Indianapolis, and the region, here’s your chance to see it at Dreamland!
In 2013 The Filson, with support from the community through a Power2Give.org fundraising campaign, preserved three historic films from the Judge Arthur E. Hopkins Collection. Judge Hopkins (1881-1944) was a Louisville attorney, judge, alderman and member of the Board of Directors of The Filson with a passion for film and photography.
For the past year Filson archivists have worked to bring these historic Louisville films back to life. Join us at this screening to see these rare scenes of downtown Louisville, Indianapolis, the Kentucky Derby, Bowman Field, Cherokee and Iroquois Parks, and more!
The films will be shown at Dreamland (810 E. Market St., behind Decca) on a loop throughout the event, with a Kentucky-themed soundtrack curated by Nathan Salsburg of the Alan Lomax Archives. Filson staff members will be on hand to provide historical information about the films. Refreshments will be available.
NATHAN BOWLES is a musician and teacher living in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. He and his bandmates in the Black Twig Pickers steep themselves in local traditions of Appalachian folk music and dance. In December of 2011 he holed up for a couple of days at Black Dirt Studios to record and mix his first solo banjo record, all performed on a handmade 5-string banjo built by his friend Greg Galbraith at Buckeye Banjos. Over about 7 hours and a bottle of Elmer T. Lee, he laid down the material for A Bottle, A Buckeye, which was released on LP in 2012 by Soft Abuse.
Friday, August 1st
810 E. Market Street (in the alley behind Decca Restaurant)
Film screening from 5 PM to 8 PM, live music to follow
The event is FREE and open to the public as part of the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop. More info on the Trolley Hop here: