AUGUST 1st TROLLEY HOP – EARLY AMATEUR FILMS OF KENTUCKY AND BEYOND
with special musical guests to be announced
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.
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.
(A towboat pushing a barge up the icy Ohio River in the winter of 1933 – Still courtesy Filson Historical Society.)
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.
(The Judge Arthur E. Hopkins film collection was recently discovered in the original canisters and trunks. Photo courtesy Filson Historical Society.)