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Artist Talk with Professor Huey Coleman

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Artist Talk with Huey Coleman

March 23, 2022


For Common Time at UMF

Huey will show selections from his feature length documentary film portraits on Maine Franco-American musicians, Jazz legend Marian McPartland, Literary icon Henry David Thoreau, and Maine’s Greatest Mountain, Katahdin.  






Huey’s Bio:

For 40 years Huey has been making films on artists, education, the environment, and Maine.  In 2021, Huey was recognized by the Thoreau Society with The Walter Harding Distinguished Achievement Award in Scholarship. He has been awarded a Libra Professorship to teach at the University of Maine at Farmington for the Spring Semester, 2022.


His films have been shown at film festivals throughout the US, on PBS. His seventh feature-length documentary film, Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul, was shown at the Maine International Film Festival, the Vermont International Film Festival and broadcast on Maine Public Television and Vermont PBS.  In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland, was selected as a “Must have jazz DVD of 2011” by DownBeat Magazine and won the Manny Berlingo Award, Best Feature Documentary, Garden State Film Festival. Wilderness and Spirit: A Mountain Called Katahdin was shown at the Environmental Film Festival, National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C. Honest Vision, A Portrait of Todd Webb, was awarded a Silver Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival and was broadcast in Europe. 


Huey is a founder and director of the Maine Student Film and Video Festival now in its 44th year. He has been an artist-in-residence in animation and film and video production in over 100 schools in New England including: youth of the Penobscot Nation and students in the Multilingual Program, Portland Public Schools.  He is an adjunct instructor in Communications and New Media, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME. 



Films By Huey


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Huey is the pseudonym of James Coleman.

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