Media Archives brings Home Movie Day to Atlanta

October 6, 2009 – 12:29 PM

On Saturday, October 17, 2009, the Walter J. Brown Media Archives will join the Auburn Avenue Research Library in hosting Atlanta’s first Home Movie Day.

Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide. ┬áHome Movie Day events provide the 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. It’s a chance to discover why to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them.

The Atlanta celebration, to be held from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in the Heritage Education Auditorium of the Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta), will allow participants to share their home movies on 8mm, Super-8mm,16mm, VHS and DVD formats projected, and to learn how to care for and preserve these formats.

For more information, contact Ruta Abolins at abolins@uga.edu or (706) 542-4757.

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