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Home Movie Day:

An International Celebration of Amateur Filmmaking

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Dust off your old home movie reels and bring them for an expert inspection, preservation recommendations and a screening of local home movies. 

Home Movie Day is an international celebration of amateur filmmaking held annually at dozens of local venues, providing the opportunity for individuals and families to discover how best to care for their films and get a rare chance to view examples of home movies.  The community is invited to bring original 8mm, Super 8mm and 16mm films for consideration, inspection by experts, and screening on Home Movie Day alongside a community audience.  Home movies filmed in Southern Arizona and the US/Mexico borderlands are particularly welcome.

The celebration will feature a 1950s of the Sam Hughes school parade, a found trove of 1950-1970s films of Tucson's Cordova family, tourist films of Grand Canyon, and "Around Arizona in Winny the Winnebago" from the 1970s.  A missionary family's home movies provide scenes of a bookmobile driving through early 1960s Belgian Congo and an example of how home movies can be reunited with audio recordings in the digitizing process.




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