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Home Movie Day 2005

Many archivists are concerned about what will happen to all of the home movies that have been shot on film during the 20th century, most of which are sitting in boxes in attics or basements. Besides their importance as family records, these films often contain a history of the hometowns and areas where these films were shot. We know that many people have boxes full of family memories that they've never seen because they lack of a projector, or are afraid that the films are too fragile to be viewed again. We also know that many people are having their amateur films transferred to videotape or DVD, with the mistaken idea that their new digital copies will last forever and the "obsolete" films could be discarded. Original films can long outlast any film or video transfer and are important documents of our cultural history! The 3rd annual Home Movie Day will take place this August 13, 2005 - all around the world!

So dig out the ole' family movies and bring them out to Home Movie Day! And don't throw your family's films away!

Read the Stay Free article about Home Movie Day.

In NYC, Home Movie Day is being hosted by Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Ave. (at 2nd St.) from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. More info...

In North Carolina, Home Movie Day is being held at:
NC State, G107 Caldwell Hall from 10am - 3pm. More info
Duke University, Special Collections Reading Room, First Floor of Perkins Library from 1 - 3pm
For info about other locations across the world, visit the official Home Movie Day site.

Posted by Skip Elsheimer on 08/11/2005 | Permalink


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