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James Harmon Speaks About the Sanford Film Festival

Harmon Tells Fascinating Festival Story in Museum Talk as Series Begins

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James Harmon described the evolution of the Sanford International Film Festival when he spoke Sunday, left, at Alfred Shaker Museum. The museum and Sanford-Springvale Historical Society co-sponsored the event, the first in a series titled the Sid Emery Memorial Forum. Harmon described his fascination with video since his childhood in Portland, the work of his video students at Sanford High School, and also explained how the festival became a reality last year. It prospered this year as a five-day event with more than a thousand submissions for screening from 80 countries.

At right, Harland Eastman of Springvale, head of the historical society, and Emery’s daughter, Kay McClaine of Seattle, talked before Harmon took the podium.

The next event in the series will be Aug. 23 when botanist and author Anita Sanchez of New York talks about the Shakers and the Civil War, which she wrote about in Mr. Lincoln’s Chair. The series is free for the public.

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