It’s That Time of Year Again: Home Movie Day 2012

On October 20, Chicago Film Archives and the Northwest Chicago Film Society will present the tenth edition at Home Movie Day at the Chicago History Museum.

Everyone is encouraged to dig those long-forgotten 16mm, 8mm, and Super 8 reels out of the closet to be inspected, projected, and experienced with other Chicagoans. Archivists will be on hand to evaluate footage, offer advice on conservation and transfer, and answer questions about the history and technology of home movies.

2012 marks the tenth anniversary of Home Movie Day, the international celebration of amateur cinema. Begun in 2002 by a band of access-minded archivists who sought to focus fresh attention on this long-neglected treasure trove of personal movie-making, Home Movie Day is sponsored by the Center for Home Movies. The annual event allows audiences to re-engage with local and family history presumed to be technologically irretrievable in an increasingly digital age. Attendees are encouraged to reminisce and narrate the footage as they see fit.

Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
October 20th, 11am – 3pm
Free and open to the public
Formats: 16mm, 8mm, Super 8

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