Bon Soir Mes Amis

Bon Soir Mes Amis
    Item Description
    Existence and Location of Originals
    Northeast Historic Film, PO Box 900, 85 Main Street, Bucksport, Maine 04416

    Film about the music of Lionel 'Toots' Bouthot, keyboard and guitar player, and Ben Guillemette, fiddler. Franco-American musicians from Maine, includes footage of dances and festivals. They talk about their cultural background, how they came to play music, and about their partnership, which breaks up during the shooting of the film. Includes French and English language singing, line dancing with senior citizens in a community center, square dancing in a gym, the Lowell, Mass., folk festival, La Kermesse Franco-Americaine in Biddeford, Me., and the Festival of American Folklife in Washington, D.C.

    Source Language
    VHS; 30 min.; Sound; Color
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    Subject Heading (LCSH and RVM)
    Biographical and Administrative History

    Huey Collection contains documentaries and factual works. Huey (James J. Coleman) is an independent film/video maker based in Portland. He began teaching film animation and video in the Maine Touring Arts Program in 1976, and has regularly directed the Maine Student Film/Video Festival....Original "Bonsoir" footage was shot on super 8 mm. film and videotape.

    Conditions Governing Access
    The Collection is open for research.
    Identifier at Contributing Institution
    Islandora Resource Type