Maine Jewish Film Festival: Carvalho’s Journey

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Justin McCann, Lunder Curator of the Colby College Museum of Art, will lead a post-film discussion!

How did an observant Sephardic Jew from Charleston, SC come to join one of the greatest adventures of the 19th century? When legendary expeditioner John Frémont set out through the Rockies to find a transcontinental railroad route, Carvalho documented the trek using daguerreotype, an early form of photography. Carvalho covered 2,400 miles of treacherous terrain and captured the panoramas of the American West, capturing stunning footage of the wild western landscapes. Unrated. 85 Min.

Tickets: $10 ($8 students/seniors), available at