Bon Soir Mes Amis
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.
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.
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Bon Soir Mes Amis. Huey Collection, Northeast Historic Film.