This is a wonderful event where you can take in your old home movies to be evaluated by professional film restorers. If they are in viewable condition you can also screen them that evening for an appreciative audience.

Chicago Film Archives & Northwest Chicago Film Society present….

Chicago HOME MOVIE DAY

Saturday, October 19th (11AM-3PM), Chicago History Museum

Go down to the basement and dig out your Super 8 memories of that interminable trip to Idaho or that embarrassing 16mm footage of your mother’s rockin’ bat mitzvah and bring them to the Chicago History Museum on Saturday, October 19 for this year’s edition of Home Movie Day. Jointly presented for the third year in a row by Chicago Film Archives and the Northwest Chicago Film Society, Home Movie Day offers Chicagoans the opportunity to gather together and share their celluloid histories.

Home movies provide invaluable records of our families and our communities: they document vanished storefronts, questionable fashions, adorable pets, long-departed loved ones, and neighborhoods-in-transition. Many Chicagoans still possess these old reels, passed down from generation to generation, but lack the projection equipment to view them properly and safely. That’s where Home Movie Day comes in: you bring the films, and we inspect them, project them, and offer tips on storage, preservation, and video transfer–all free of charge. And best of all, you get to watch them with an enthusiastic audience, equally hungry for local history.
All Chicagoans are encouraged to attend and participate in Home Movie Day. This year’s edition will also spotlight two special neighborhoods: Bronzeville and Ravenswood Manor. Unique home movies will resurrect the rich history of Bronzeville’s storied performance hall The Forum and offer glimpses of surprisingly dangerous boyhood diversions along the Chicago River, circa 1970. Watch out, too, for the home movies of Olympic medalist Ralph Metcalfe.

Come for the home movies and stay for Home Movie Day Bingo; prizes include memberships to the Gene Siskel Film Center and Chicago Filmmakers and a $100 gift certificate for home movie video transfer services.

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013
What Time: 11AM-3PM
Where: 
Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois, go to map

Admission: Free! (Donations Welcome)
More info: http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/current-events/chicago-home-movie-day-2013
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