Home Movie Day of the High Country
Saturday, March 19, 1-4 p.m.
Join us for the inaugural Home Movie Day of the High Country! Home Movie Day is a nation-wide movement that celebrates amateur filmmaking, and provides the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with a community audience.
Do you have home movies from your childhood? From your parents’ childhoods? Maybe even film you’ve never seen? Don’t throw that film away — home movies are an important piece of our cultural heritage. Bring your family films ( super 8, 8 mm and 16 mm) to BRAHM, where the films, and those of others, will be projected onto a large screen. Spend a Saturday afternoon walking down memory lane with us! You do not have to bring film to enjoy Home Movie Day – please feel free to come and enjoy the films of others.
Archivists who specialize in film preservation and conversion will be on hand, as will snacks, bingo, and door prizes.
Home Movie Day of the High Country is brought to you by a partnership between the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum and Appalachian State University. For more information, please phone the Education and Outreach Department on 828.295.9099 ext. 3006.
Click here for more information about the Center for Home Movies, the originators of Home Movie Day.
HOME MOVIE DAY FAQs:
Q: How do I know if I have the right kind of film to be shown at Home Movie Day
of the High Country?
A: We’ll have equipment to show three formats – super8, regular 8mm and
16mm reels of film. We won’t be showing video tapes at this event.
Q. Do I need to bring film to come to Home Movie Day?
A. No. While we would love it if you brought film, you are also more than welcome to simply come and enjoy other people’s films!
Q: Do I need to know what is on the film before I bring it to Home Movie Day?
A: No. Attendees often bring reels don’t know their content. This can lead to pleasant surprises.
Q: Will my film be handled safely?
A: Yes, the films will be inspected and we will run them on equipment that is very gentle to the film.
Q: How long will my film be shown for?
A: On average we show 5 minutes of film from each person and make sure
everybody who attends gets to show one piece of film. Sometimes, we
can show more films but this depends upon attendance and how much film has
been brought into the event.
Q: Is there a limit to how much film I can bring?
A: While we generally can show only a couple of films that each attendee
brings, we recommend bringing several films so that during inspection we
can pick films that are optimal for projection and that the attendee would
like to screen.
Home Movie Day of the High Country is sponsored in part by the following generous organizations: