Concord, A Video Portrait, an hour long documentary produced by New Hampshire filmmakers John Gfroerer and Lisa Brown, is now available on DVD. The one hour documentary, made in 1997, is a blend of history and storytelling from the points of view of many of Concord's most loved and admired citizens, some who still play a role today in defining the city's character and others who have passed on.
The documentary, which is both educational and entertaining (especially for those who didn't know they were in it-and there are a lot of people who continue to be surprised), is the perfect DVD to watch when family and friends gather for the holidays.
Segments include a look at Concord's granite industry, the story of legendary sports hero Red Rolfe of Penacook, a wintry afternoon sledding and skating at White's Park, an endearing night at Memorial Field during a CHS football game, as well as some poignant moments when Concord Monitor Photographer Ken Williams explains the events leading to some of his most memorable photographs.
Throughout the documentary Gfroerer uses music from Concord area musicians including; harpsichordist RP Hale, Jazz composer David Tonkin, vocalists and musicians Holly Outwin Teppe and Sylvia Misko. Also the documentary uses works by Concord’s Peggo and Paul (now Congressman Paul Hodes).
Since its release in 1997, Concord A Video Portrait has aired several times on the History Channel and other cable stations. The documentary continues to be used by local businesses and community organizations to promote the City of Concord. It is also being used in classrooms as a teaching aid for Concord History. Now, ten years after its initial release, Concord, A Video Portrait is available on DVD at local specialty shops in the Concord area including, Gibson’s Bookstore, The New Hampshire Historical Society Gift Shop, The Chamber Of Commerce Shop, and Accompany.
Concord, A Video Portrait is an affectionate look at what makes a community a home.
About John Gfroerer and Lisa Brown
John Gfroerer is an award winning filmmaker and owner of Accompany, a full service video production company based at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire. Lisa Brown is a writer former television news reporter. Together, Gfroerer and Brown have produced over ten documentaries about places in Maine. Their series, Nine Ways of Life is currently being considered for a larger television audience.
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