WU Libraries' Film & Media Archive and St. Louis Public Library are collaborating this fall to host Home Movie Day in St. Louis, part of an annual, international celebration of amateur films and filmmaking that gives attendees a chance to share such films with a community audience.
In addition to screening 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, VHS, and DVD home movies, the free public event provides an opportunity to learn how to care for home movies.
This year's Home Movie Day is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, October 26, at St. Louis's Central Library downtown (1301 Olive Street), with the activities taking place in the newly renovated library's Creative Experience room and concluding around 3 p.m.
"I am very pleased to be partnering with St. Louis Public Library and bringing together the specialized knowledge of Washington University Libraries staff and Central Library's new, collaborative space to better serve the community," says Nadia Ghasedi, head of WU Libraries' Visual Media Research Lab. "The event is very entertaining and provides an opportunity to not only learn about preserving home movies but also participate in a collective experience that ultimately celebrates our cultural heritage."
Andrea Johnson, the creative experience specialist at Central Library, welcomes the opportunity to work with the University Libraries.
"Hosting the event in the Creative Experience space will encourage a broader audience to attend," she says, "and learn more about film preservation while also experiencing the room's creative possibilities."
For more information, contact the Film & Media Archive at 314-935-8679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.