Home Movie Day 2007 Reminder

Noticed in the Raleigh News-Observer that the annual Home Movie Day is fast approaching, with events scheduled for Saturday, August 11, in cities all over the world.  I had a lot of fun at last year’s Home Movie Day in Raleigh and would encourage anyone in or near the Triangle to attend.  I’m going to try to make it back up for this year’s event, but with so many writing deadlines approaching, I’ve been a bit of a hermit this summer.

Looking back at my “review” of last year’s event, I think that what fascinated me the most about watching other people watch their home movies was the way in which these movies functioned as memory machines, as virtual time machines for revisiting lost moments in their family’s past.  And, of course, it’s also cool to learn about the kinds of film stock that were used and how to preserve home movies (and other useful information).

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