Blog Home Movie Day 2016

Posted October 7, 2016

Your grandparents’ wedding video, your mother’s college graduation, your first birthday party. Everyone has big moments in their life—recorded on film or VHS tape—sitting in an attic, unwatchable in today’s digital climate. But wouldn’t it be nice to revisit those memories again?

Home Movie Day gives you just that opportunity and the Westchester event is happening at the Jacob Burns Film Center on Saturday, October 15 from noon–4:00 pm. Bring your 8mm, 16mm, or VHS tapes (cued up) to our Jane Peck Gallery on the third floor and rediscover old memories with projectionist and moving image archivist Justin LaLiberty! On Home Movie Day you will learn about film preservation and the importance of home movies as a cultural record, and Justin will evaluate the quality of your film and project it on screen for all to watch.

How to Participate

  • Bring your 8 mm, 16 mm, or VHS (cued up) film to the JBFC Theater on October 15 between noon and 4:00 pm, and it will proceed to be inspected by the JBFC staff.
  • Also, you can always drop off the film ahead of time through October 14 at the JBFC Theater, attention Projection Booth, at 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, NY, between noon and 6:00 pm.
  • Please make sure to include contact information and a brief description of what your film is. (Your film, of course, will be returned to you on Home Movie Day.)
  • Finally, please make sure your film is only one reel, or 5-7 minutes long, so that everybody has a chance to see their home movie on the big screen.
  • And, of course, make sure the footage is family-friendly, as this is a family event!

And, most importantly, just enjoy this unique experience.

Home Movie Day will take place at the JBFC Theater, 364 Manville Road, on Saturday, October 15 from noon-4:00 pm.

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