October 19th, 2014
@ UT Austin, Doty Fine Arts Building, 2.204 (map)
4 – 6pm
Add to Calendar 10-19-2014 16:00:00 10-19-2014 18:00:00 11 HOME MOVIE DAY 2014 Bring out your home movies, and join us for the 2014 edition of HOME MOVIE DAY! Full details at http://www.ercatx.org/oct-18th-home-movie-day-2014 2301 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78712 Experimental Response Cinema firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/events/1475804429347131/ false MM/DD/YYYY
***PLEASE NOTE: Click the map link above for detailed directions to the Doty Fine Arts Building. Free street parking is available just off campus along Dean Keeton and San Jacinto Blvd. Garage parking is available on campus in the San Jacinto parking garage, which has an entrance north of Doty Fine Arts on San Jacinto Blvd. Some fees apply. View location information and rate information for the San Jacinto parking garage. Parking for visitors with disabilities is available on campus in “D” spaces (see here), with required disability license plate or visible disabled person identification placard.***
Everyone is welcome to bring their home movies on any of the following formats: 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, VHS, and DVD. If you don’t know the format of your film, bring it in and we’ll see what it is! Note that we will limit DVD and VHS Home Movies to 5-10 minutes.
This event will be followed by A MINOR CINEMA, a screening featuring a number of acclaimed films made and finished on small-gauge formats. There will be an hour long break between the two events. Click here for details.
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Dig out your flicks and join Experimental Response Cinema, Mad Stork Cinema, and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image for the 2014 edition of Home Movie Day!
Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them. Home Movie Day is celebrated at a number of venues around the world; find out more at the Center for Home Movies!
“Saving our film heritage should not be limited only to commercially produced films. Home movies do not just capture the important private moments of our family’s lives, but they are historical and cultural documents as well. Consider Abraham Zapruder’s 8mm film that recorded the assassination of President Kennedy or Nickolas Muray’s famously vibrant color footage of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera shot with his 16mm camera. Imagine how different our view of history would be without these precious films. Home Movie Day is a celebration of these films and the people who shot them. I urge anyone with an interest in learning more about how to care for and preserve their own personal memories to join in the festivities being offered in their community…”– Martin Scorsese
“There’s no such thing as a bad home movie. These mini-underground opuses are revealing, scary, joyous, always flawed, filled with accidental art and shout out from attics and closets all over the world to be seen again. Home Movie Day is an orgy of self-discovery, a chance for family memories to suddenly become show business. If you’ve got one, whip it out and show it now.”– John Waters
The Mad Stork Cinema is a student-run screening organization that brings beautiful, strange, and seldom-screened film and video works from the outskirts of experimental cinema to UT campus.
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office / Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Founded in 2002 by film archivist and University of Texas at Austin professor Dr. Caroline Frick, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to discover, preserve, provide access to, and educate the community about Texas’ film heritage. TAMI’s ever-growing online collection includes home movies, amateur films, advertisements, local television, industrial and corporate productions, as well as Hollywood and internationally produced moving images of Texas. By partnering with institutions and individuals across the state, TAMI digitizes and provides web access to thousands of moving images that offer insight to Texas’ history and culture. TAMI’s educational programs promote the sharing of Texas moving images via screenings, demonstrations, and lectures at venues across the state. TAMI also works with educators to encourage the use of Texas film in the K-12 social studies classroom.