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Boston Street Lab brings Home Movie Day to downtown Boston

HOME MOVIE DAY BOSTON 2010

Saturday, October 16 · 11:00am – 4:00pm
Independence Wharf Public Room, 470 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

In 2009, Boston Street Lab’s Storefront Library hosted a remarkable event called Home Movie Day—a celebration of amateur film where the community is invited to show and watch old home movies on super 8, 8mm, 16mm, DVD, and VHS. The event is expertly run by the Cambridge contingent of the nationwide Home Movie Day organization. Each year, Home Movie Day celebrates amateur film worldwide by inviting people to bring their films on to be screened and connecting them with local archivists who help with movie preservation. On October 16, 2010, we’re teaming up again to bring the event to a new waterfront space in downtown Boston.

Bring your super 8, 8mm, and 16mm films to share, or just come to watch! Volunteer film archivists inspect films for damage and project them on the big screen. VHS and DVD formats also welcome — please cue ahead of time and limit video clips to 5 minutes. New this year: on-site low budget film transfers, live piano accompaniment, free coffee! Film check in: 11am – 12pm; Screening: 12pm – 4pm; Drop in anytime.

ALSO ON SATURDAY, OCT 16, NEARBY: Check out the Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios.

Thanks to Boston Street Lab space partners Independence Wharf and Cushman & Wakefield. Also thanks to students from the Contested Terrains design seminar in Northeastern University’s Department of Art + Design, Fort Point Arts Community Open Studios, and The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Maggie Husak, and I. Osborn.

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