Archibald STEWART

Nationality: american

"Stewart was a New York car dealer who had been shooting 16mm film since 1926. He obtained a sound camera around Christmas 1935 to document family events, outings with friends, and characters in Maine, where he had a second home. He was an active member of the Amateur Cinema League and in 1937 published one of the first articles on amateur sound, 'A Talkie Movie Maker Speaks,' in the league’s magazine, Movie Makers. That year the league had 250 chapters, and the New York Times estimated that the country had a hundred thousand home-movie makers. Stewart continued making films until 1993, long after most amateurs had switched to video." - Scott Simmon

1 MOVIE IN DISTRIBUTION

  STEWART FAMILY HOME MOVIES
1936-1939 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 33' 34 / 65 €
distribution: Digital file on server