Bring out your flicks and join us for the 2013 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.
October 19th, 2013
AFS Screening Room (map)
The 2013 edition of Home Movie Day will take place at the Austin Film Society, with members of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and Experimental Response Cinema present to help look over your films and project them in their original, beautiful format (along with surprises!)
We are also happy to announce that there will be a special presentation of home movies by esteemed magician Ramon Galindo! Calling Texas home since 1922, Ramon Galindo has been a lifelong contributor to the state’s vibrant and evolving character. Galindo and his wife Pauline Santos opened up a tailoring shop in downtown Austin in the immediate post-war period, establishing themselves as fixtures in the community. His shop had an impressive array of clientele ranging from the UT-Austin cheerleading squad to LBJ. Variety was not limited to his client list, alone. A true renaissance man, Galindo is also an accomplished magician and a talented filmmaker. In 2009, Galindo was honored Texas Association of Magicians’ most distinguished member, in large part, for taking the time to capture, catalog and preserve video footage of important magic performances. Galindo has been critical to preserving the growth and the continued development of the Lone Star State. His compiled video footage of Texas landmarks showcases gorgeous shots of certain local hallmarks, like the Capitol Theater, which unfortunately no longer stands. Galindo’s personal film library is an amazing resource, and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image is fortunate to have been able to digitize many of Galindo’s remarkable films. Possessing a true cinematic eye, Galindo’s home movie footage is as colorful and delightfully idiosyncratic as its maker. Read more about him here.
We can screen 8mm, Super 8mm and 16mm, so drop by with your celluloid memories! We are also open to DVD transfers of your home movies (DVDs will be limited to ten minutes.)
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.
The Austin Film Society empowers our community to make, watch and love film and creative media. Through Austin Studios, which AFS opened in 2000 through a partnership with the City of Austin, AFS attracts film development and production to Austin and Texas. Gala film premieres and the annual Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards raise funds and awareness of the impact of film on economy and community. Austin Film Society is ranked among the top film centers in the country and recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and Directors Guild of America. For more information on the Austin Film Society, visit www.austinfilm.org.