Bring in old home movies, or simply watch movies brought in by others, during “Home Movie Day New Haven.” at the New Haven Museum. The annual event brings film experts, enthusiasts, and the curious public together for free, expert advice on home-movie preservation from 12 to 2 p.m., followed by public screenings of home movies from 2 to 4 p.m.
Attendees can have films assessed, learn preservation tips, win fun prizes, or simply enjoy continuous screenings of home movies—which can run the gamut from silly to sweet, and even historic, and include everything from family gatherings to vacations, dances, parades and more. View promo here: https://vimeo.com/yalefilmarchive/review/357599947/387dbddd5d.
Home Movie Day film drop-off time is noon to 2 p.m.; accepted formats are 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm. Home movie screenings are from 2 to 4 p.m.
Home Movie Day attracts a diverse audience, ranging from those wishing to see their childhood movies again, to others who’ve inherited home movies they’ve been unable to view without an old-fashioned film projector. Several years ago, a woman brought in her children and grandmother, and a large bag of popcorn, and all three viewed the grandmother’s wedding movies for the first time, along with the highly appreciative public audience.