Huey and Henry in Portland

{ Thursday, October 26th } Mononymous filmmaker Huey screens his documentary about Henry David Thoreau at the USM Portland campus.

Huey has been making films about Maine for four decades. Now he’s turned his attention to Concord, Massachusetts, where Henry David Thoreau said he was born “in the nick of time.” Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul, Huey’s new documentary, explores the life of the Transcendentalist, his time at Walden Pond, his work’s impact on environmental issues, even his sense of humor. The film will be screened on Thursday, October 26th at Talbot Hall in the Luther Bonney Auditorium on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus in celebration of the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth in 1817. Huey will introduce his film and hold a Q&A session following the screening.

The mononymous Maine filmmaker founded the Maine Student Film and Video Festival, now in its 40th year. He received the first (and eponymous) “Huey” award from the Maine Film Commission, which honors an individual who demonstrates “exceptional contributions in film and education in Maine.” He teaches in the communications and new media department at Southern Maine Community College.

Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul
Talbot Hall, Luther Bonney Auditorium
University of Southern Maine
92 Bedford Street
Portland, Maine
Thursday, October 26th
7:00–9:30PM
Free and open to the public
Image courtesy of Huey
Nathan FrontieroHuey and Henry in Portland

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