I love old home movies, even those that aren’t my family. They are wonderful documentary’s of our past giving little snippets into how we lived. Nostalgic at times, foretelling at others. Its all just one simple capture of a moment in time with live action and often no sound other than the hum, whir and clicks of the projector. Marvelous stuff.
This year marks the 11th Anniversary of Home Movie Day, sponsored by the Center for Home Movies a local non-profit. Angelenos are invited to bring their home movies in a variety of formats, from the “super 8″ to VHS to share at the event. Yes, that precious film of you playing in the sand box and finding kitty was there first can be share with all of Los Angeles at this festival. Admission to this portion of the days events is FREE.
Following Home Movie Day will be Hollywood Home Movies IV. This is a curated showing of fims from the golden age of film that is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. This portion of the day does have the nominal admission of $5, $3 for students and seniors.
DEETS: Sunday October 12th. 11AM film drop off starts. Screenings for Home Movie Day are noon to 4 PM. Screenings for Hollywood Home Movies IV begin at 7PM. Both are being held at the Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine, Hollywood CA MAP HERE
Full press release after the jump.
For immediate release: September 20, 2013
The 11th ANNUAL HOME MOVIE DAY
WILL BE CELEBRATED IN LOS ANGELES
ON OCTOBER 12th, 2013
“There’s no such thing as a bad home movie.” – John Waters
The 11th annual Home Movie Day will take place worldwide this fall, arriving Saturday, October 12th 2013 in Los Angeles. This free event welcomes Angelenos to share their family films with others in a daylong open screening. Later that same evening, a program of “Hollywood Home Movies” expands the celebration into a wide-reaching extravaganza of amateur filmmaking. Both events will be held at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
Home Movie Day invites participants to bring in their moving images for condition evaluation and careful projection by trained archivists. Home movies on 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film, as well as VHS videotape, will be shown. We’ll be prepared to accommodate the more obscure formats—such as 9.5mm and 28mm—and the day will feature a projection demonstration of these rare film gauges.
Screenings begin at noon and people are welcome to drop in anytime throughout the day. Capturing much more than family trips and the birthday parties of strangers, home movies are also historical documents of how our city used to look and the way life was lived not so long ago. In addition to games and prizes like Home Movie Bingo, participants will be given simple tips to help care for their movies and ensure their longevity.
Home Movie Day Los Angeles
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Noon – 4:00pm. Film drop-off begins at 11:00am
Linwood Dunn Theater located at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study
1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, California
Free Admission and Parking, with entrance to the lot on Homewood Avenue
Hollywood Home Movies IV
Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy Film Archive celebrates Home Movie Day with an all-new biennial screening of curated home movie footage from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013, 7:00pm
Linwood Dunn Theater, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood
$5 general admission/$3 Academy members and students with a valid ID
Ticket info and details forthcoming at http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/
Press and Participant Contacts:
Sean Savage, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-247-3016, x3381
Trisha Lendo, email@example.com
For more information on Home Movie Day, visit http://www.homemovieday.com
For event-specific info and updates, visit http://www.homemovieday.com/losangeles
For the 2013 Home Movie Day video trailer, see and embed here: http://vimeo.com/73830688
Home Movie Day is coordinated as a project of the Center for Home Movies,
a registered 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation