Home Movie Day in Seattle

Movie night at Camp Gerome, circa 1941.
Movie night at Camp Gerome, circa 1941.

Tomorrow is Home Movie Day in Seattle, with events taking place in the University of Washington Libraries.  From the press release:

The University of Washington Libraries Special Collections, in collaboration with Media Bay Productions, will sponsor Home Movie Day at the Allen Library Auditorium, located on the ground level of the Allen Library, on the UW Campus, Saturday, October 17, 2:00pm – 5:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public. Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at numerous local venues worldwide, providing the opportunity for individuals and families to discover how best to care for their films and get a rare chance to view examples of home movies.

Hannah Palin, Film Archives Specialist, will conduct a Film Preservation Clinic from 2:00pm-3:00pm which will be an opportunity for the public to get film preservation information, view examples of vintage film equipment, magazines and ephemera provided by Philip Borgnes of Media Bay Productions, and to bring in films for identification and preservation advice. There will be a Home Movie Screening featuring selected films from the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections and from Philip Borgnes’ orphan film collection from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

Image credit: University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.  Grand Coulee Dam Photograph Collection. PH Coll 478.  Order no. DAM100

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