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Home Movie Day - Tucson Debut

Date: October 20, 2012

Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: VerĂ³nica Reyes-Escudero | Jennifer Jenkins


Join the University of Arizona Special Collections and the UA Department of English to mark the Tucson debut of Home Movie Day on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd.

The Tucson community is invited to submit original home movies in 8mm, Super 8mm and 16mm for inspection and consideration for screening (depending on condition) on Home Movie Day to a community audience. All home movies are welcome, and home movies filmed in Southern Arizona and the US/Mexico Borderlands are especially invited.

Tucson’s Home Movie Day will also feature rarely-seen campus footage filmed in the 1930s by A.E. Douglass – known as the “Father of Dendrochronology” and the UA’s first world-renowned scientist. “Who Needs You,” a short film by Ken Wolfgang featuring local children determined to build a clubhouse in downtown Tucson, will also be shown during the event. Consultations about how best to preserve home movies and their role in local history will be shared, along with free popcorn.

An international program observed by more than 50 cities and 13 countries worldwide, the tenth annual Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, home movies, and film preservation. Film archivists established the event to highlight the cultural significance of home movies and the need to properly preserve them as artifacts of culture.

Film submissions are accepted at UA Special Collections, weekdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or by appointment through Friday, October 12. To drop of your submission, schedule an appointment, ask questions, or learn more contact:

Verónica Reyes-Escudero
Librarian, Special Collections
520.307.2774 | reyesv@u.library.arizona.edu

Jennifer Jenkins
Associate Professor, UA Department of English
520.621.1780 |  jenkinsj@email.arizona.edu

**Parking information: http://parking.arizona.edu/maps/documents/Game_Day_Map_2012.pdf


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