Film & Media Archive October Events

3 Oct

Home Movie Day in St. Louis


Washington University Film & Media Archive and St. Louis Public Library hosts this 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.

Home Movie Day in St. Louis is free and will be held in the Creative Experience Room, Saturday, October 18, 1pm – 3pm. Film drop off will begin at noon.

This is the 12th annual Home Movie Day, an event that celebrates home movies, amateur films, and filmmaking.

“Home movies provide invaluable records of our families and our communities: they document vanished storefronts, questionable fashions, adorable pets, long-departed loved ones, and neighborhoods in transition. Many people still possess these old reels or tapes, passed down from generation to generation, but lack the projection equipment to view them properly and safely,” stated Skip Elsheimer, president of the Center for Home Movies. “That’s where Home Movie Day comes in: the public brings the films, and volunteers inspect them, project them, and offer tips on storage, preservation, and video transfer—and free of charge, in most cities. And best of all, you get to watch them with an enthusiastic audience, equally hungry for local history,” added Elsheimer.

–Home Movie Day Press Release, 2014

For more information about this event, contact WU Film & Media Archive.
314-935-8679 ~

RAWSTOCK Halloween Edition


Washington University Libraries presents RAWSTOCK: Halloween Edition, a FREE screening of the scariest, creepiest, and most disturbing educational films, burlesque acts, and more!

Friday, October 24, 8pm at Melt, 2712 Cherokee Street

Costumes encouraged!






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