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Fri October 12, 2012
Dust Off Those Old Home Movies and Show Them to the World
Get to the attic. The closet. The garage. The basement. Drag out that box of home movies, dust off those film reels and show them to the world. Saturday, Oct. 10 is Home Movie Day.
What?! You never heard of Home Movie Day? Don't worry, neither did I until a few months ago. And it's been going on for 10 years, all over the world. Including right here in Boston. What a great idea, right? Check it out:
Want to take part? It's easy. Here in the Boston area, it all goes down from 12–3 p.m. at Somerville Community Access Television in Union Square. Bring your Super 8, 8 mm or 16 mm film reels and the bravery of spirit to share them with your friends and neighbors. Your film reels will be inspected and cleaned by film archivists. Then a professional projectionist will screen them in pristine cinema conditions with or without a musical soundtrack of your choosing.
Or just come and watch.
Think of the memories ... the moments ... the haircuts.
Keep in mind, even though you can bring your film reels the day of the event, it's easier on organizers if you deliver them in advance. You can drop them off at Somerville Community Access Television offices or the Harvard Film Archive programming office.
- Amy Sloper, assistant film conservator for Harvard Film Archive and Home Movie Day organizer