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Home Movie Day

Oct. 28, , 2023 2023
12:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

Green Line Performing Arts Center
329 E. Garfield Blvd, Chicago

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Join the annual celebration of the South Side Home Movie community!

Video Lounge: Spend a cozy afternoon watching scenes of vintage South Side life in our Pop-Up Video Lounge, complete with comfy couches and popcorn, with DJ Lori Branch spinning a live soundtrack..

Intro to Ramon Williams: Get a sneak peek at the latest revelations from the Ramon Williams Collection, offering a new lens on the South Side’s cultural contributions to Black arts and social class in America.

Home Movie Drop Off: Got some old film reels in a basement or box? Bring them with you, and talk to an archivist on-site about options for preserving, digitizing and donating your family films for generations to come.

New Tools for Teachers and Students: Try out the new SSHMP Orientation + Curriculum for students, teaching artists and teachers. Designed for high school-aged students, these activities and resources are a great introduction to this unique local source for history, social science and arts projects.

Plus live DJ, t-shirts and buttons, food and drink.

Home Movie Day is an annual international celebration taking place at archives and libraries around the world, providing an opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn.

This year, it's a city-wide celebration in Chicago! Our friends at Chicago Film Archives host their annual Home Movie Dayfrom 11am-3pm at the Chicago History Museum. You bring the films (16mm, 8mm and/or Super 8mm), and CFA will inspect them, project them, and offer tips on storage, preservation, and digitization – all free of charge. Featuring live accompaniment by pianist Dave Drazin!