Home Movie Day in St. Louis, October 20, 2012

19 Oct

Many filmmakers began making films with a Regular 8mm, Super 8mm or 16mm movie camera. In 1967, a young David Lynch made a 16mm home movie of his friend and mentor, Bushnell Keeler and his brother Dave Keeler. At this time, Lynch was studying to be a painter, but he already showed a flair and talent with film. This early film by Lynch is another example of why home movies are so rare and valuable.

Come join us this Saturday, October 20 from noon to 3 pm as Washington University Film & Media Archive hosts the annual Home Movie Day, an international event that invites the public to share their Regular 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, VHS and DVD home movies. In addition to screening home movies, the event provides an opportunity to learn how to care for home movies.

Washington University Film & Media Archive will be debuting a recently preserved film at Home Movie Day featuring the only known footage of the influential writer, editor, and critic, Ford Madox Ford, the George T. Keating Home Movie featuring Ford Madox Ford. We are proud to present this unique and never before seen footage of Ford Madox Ford which was preserved with a National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) grant.

Contact the Film & Media Archive (wufilmarchives@wumail.wustl.edu or 314-935-8679) for information about including your home movies in the program.


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