Created by the Center for Home Movies, Home Movie Day is an annual international celebration of amateur films and filmmaking. Now in its 12th year, the event provides an opportunity for people to see and share old home movies with their community, and to discover why and how the films should be preserved. On Nov. 22nd, the Carnegie Library invites Pittsburghers to take part in Home Movie Day by screening their treasured family archives.
Participants are encouraged to bring home movies captured on standard 8, super 8 or 16mm film. Carnegie Library ensures that all films will be handled and projected with archivist-level care on finely tuned vintage projectors. Selections from The Orgone Archive, a Pittsburgh-based motion picture archive and screening outfit specializing in “inscrutable epiphanies, toilet trims, unknown what-have-yous, perfect industrial rolls, home movie printing tests, corporate comedies, Warholian strikebreaking screeds, the all-around beautiful and everything else,” will also screen throughout the day.
Pittsburgh Home Movie Day will begin at 12 p.m. with a film inspection and care clinic, followed by screenings at 1 p.m. Admission is free.