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Home Movie Day

Celebrate Home Movie Day With Us

Richland Library, in partnership with the University of South Carolina's University Libraries, invites you to Home Movie Day this Saturday, October 21, from 10 am-2 pm at Richland Library, Main. Bring your home movies to be assessed by film archivists.

Home Movie Day is celebrated worldwide each October. Home Movie Day encourages people to view and to share the footage they have been holding onto.

“Saving our film heritage should not be limited only to commercially produced films. Home movies do not just capture the important private moments of our family’s lives, but they are historical and cultural documents as well. Consider Abraham Zapruder’s 8mm film that recorded the assassination of President Kennedy or Nickolas Muray’s famously vibrant color footage of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera shot with his 16mm camera. Imagine how different our view of history would be without these precious films. Home Movie Day is a celebration of these films and the people who shot them. I urge anyone with an interest in learning more about how to care for and preserve their own personal memories to join in the festivities being offered in their community…” Martin Scorsese

Need more information? Contact Lydia Pappas at 803-777-3791 or pappasl@mailbox.sc.edu

  • Home Movie Collections at Moving Image Research Collections
    "Home movies constitute MIRC’s most rapidly expanding collections area. In light of the very high demand to place home movies at MIRC, the highest collecting priority is given to home movies that are related to the state of South Carolina and the surrounding region, through location or subject. Materials documenting minority or underrepresented Southeastern communities are sought particularly."
  • Center for Home Movies
    Their mission is "to transform the way people think about home movies by providing the means to discover, celebrate, and preserve them as cultural heritage."