Washington University Film & Media Archive and the St. Louis Central Public Library host this 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 is an international event and the Center for Home Movies has been highlighting films from around the world. Below is a home movie that was shown at Home Movie Day Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan. (Junji Shinohara, 1975, Super 8, color, silent, 7:00. Location: Natsudomari and Asamushi, Japan).
The Center for Home Movies has also highlighted the films of Peter Mork. (1969-1970, 8mm, color, silent with commentary by Peter Mork, 8:35. Locations: Lake Ossipee, New Hampshire; Weston, Massachusetts; 3. Nantucket, Massachusetts).
These films show the unique and special nature of home movies, both personal in nature and a visual record of how culture, fashion, cities, and places have changed over the years, they can be enjoyed by anyone.
Home Movie Day in St. Louis is free and will be held in the Creative Experience Room, 1pm – 3pm. Film drop off will begin at noon.
For more information about this event, contact WU Film & Media Archive.