Home Movie Day at CitySpace

October 20th, 2012 · No Comments · By

“There’s no such thing as a bad home movie. These mini-underground opuses are revealing, scary, joyous, always flawed, filled with accidental art and shout out from attics and closets all over the world to be seen again.”John Waters

Piedmont Council for the Arts and UVa Library-Preservation Services present Home Movie Day, a worldwide celebration of home movies and amateur films. You’re encouraged to dust off your own short family films (8mm, super-8, or 16mm) to have them inspected and repaired by a professional technician for free. Stop by CitySpace from 12:30-4:30pm with your film and talk to the event volunteers.

But what most of you need to know about Home Movie Day is this: after all the films have been checked, there will be a screening of everybody’s home movies, starting at 5:00pm. Even if you don’t have films to share, don’t miss this opportunity to see the often unexpected, transcendent, and awkward beauty that is found in home movies. More often than not, these amateur films document people and places that are no longer with us, or they depict the world very differently from the way it’s represented in commercial films and on TV. For those reasons alone, it’s worth it to see these rare films projected on the big screen. The screening is FREE and everybody is welcome. CitySpace is located on the Downtown Mall in the same building as the post office and the Market Street Parking Garage, more or less diagonally across from the Commonwealth Sky Bar & Restaurant.

To learn more, visit www.homemovieday.com or read the write-up in the “Feedback” column of the C-Ville Weekly.

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