October 2021, 2018
Home Movie Weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image
Presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at NYU Tisch, with assistance from the Queens Library, XFR Collective, and the New York Film/Video Council
Home movies are vital records of domestic life, and they are also valuable social and historical documents. In conjunction with international Home Movie Day (Saturday, October 20), the Museum will present a weekend celebration of home movies and cultural heritage. On Saturday, October 20, there will be drop-in workshops and informal screenings to discover and share personal memories, by looking at home movies of all kinds: on film, videotape, or digital formats. On Sunday, October 21, there will be a screening program featuring highlights from the Saturday event and a selection of films by artists who work with home movie footage as their raw material.
About Home Movie Day
Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It is a chance to discover why to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them.