We’re pleased to announce Saturday, October 20th, the HFA will host, in conjunction with Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV), the 10th annual Boston area Home Movie Day.
The event will take place in Somerville’s Union Square, at SCATV, 90 Union Square. Union Square is served by several bus lines, including the 86 and 69 from Harvard Square, and the 91 from Central Square in Cambridge.
Each year we discover new treasures at Home Movie Day. We’ve seen teenage versions of spy movies, lovingly shot family films of children long since grown, travels to exotic and not so exotic lands, and everything in between.
Read about 2010’s event here.
Thanks to the Globe for Sunday’s article, which you can read here.
Why home movies? Because these little films, yours, or your grandma’s, or the ones you found at the dump, are unique and personal, potentially interesting, funny, pretty, fascinating and strange, and certainly worth a watch. Be the star of the show!
We provide the screen, projectors, projectionists, film inspectors, music, and information about film preservation and home movies in general, you provide the films.
The films you bring can be new or old (but don’t bring films we’ve shown at Home Movie Days past), they can belong to you or someone else. They should be amateur (not mass-produced), but those are the only guidelines.
Check in with your films at 11am
Films will screen noon-3pm.
We can show your home movies on super 8, 8mm, 16mm, VHS, DVD, or other video format. Video is limited to 5 minutes. Local film archivists will be on hand to discuss home movie preservation.
Each film must be inspected for damage before being run on a projector, so please drop off your film as early as you can. If possible, drop off your film at the HFA office or SCATV the week prior to the event.