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Virtual Moving History - Home Movie Day 2020
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Virtual Moving History - Home Movie Day 2020
Program I  Sun Oct 11: 4.30pm PDT
Program II  Sun Oct 25: 4.30pm PDT

This program will be streamed LIVE on this page and on our Facebook Videos page.

Series - Moving History

October is Home Movie Month and National Archives Month! To celebrate, MIPoPS is dedicating Virtual Moving History screenings in October to presenting local home movies from local archives and staff family collections. New ways of connecting  that is the overarching theme for Home Movie Day 2020, bringing people together in virtual space to celebrate amateur films and filmmaking.

Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held locally and across the globe. On Home Movie Day, we recognize the value of each persons ability to tell their own stories. We celebrate the democratization of filmmaking and of recording our personal histories. We laugh at seeing ourselves in the bathtub as a baby and we cry hearing the voices of loved ones who have passed. We excitedly shout, I remember that! as our stories come to life again on the screen. Home Movie Day is an opportunity to watch, talk about, and take care of home movies!

Program notes:
Curated home movie footage will include...
- Seattle Engineering Department employees celebrate Thanksgiving and go on a road trip in the 1930s (Seattle Municipal Archives)
- Flo Ware wedding and camping trip
- Quick clips of MIPoPS staff then and now
- 1950s Seattle (SAM)
- Iwao Matsushitas family  picnicking on Mt. Rainier in 1935 (UWSC)
- Sasquatch (WSU)

Center for Home Movies on HMD 2020:
Due to the global disruption caused by COVID-19, Home Movie Day 2020 will be held primarily online this October rather than inside theaters and spaces around the world. We at the Center for Home Movies (CHM) are embracing the motto Every day is Home Movie Day and are excited about the many creative ways we can expand the possibilities in this new virtual format, where local events can be held literally any time and be shared with a global audience! Just as Home Movie Day is not one event, but rather a coordinated group of activities organized by local hosts around the world, so too will this Home Movie Day be whatever format each organizer wishes it to be  virtual or in person.

The third Saturday in October has traditionally been the focus of many Home Movie Day events. But this year, we really want to encourage you to stagger your events throughout the whole month of October, so that people can visit (virtually and safely!) as many different Home Movie Days as possible. Think of it as Home Movie Month!

About [Virtual] Moving History
Sundays, 4:30-5:30pm PDT

MIPoPS is a nonprofit whose mission is to assist archives, libraries, and other organizations with the conversion of analog video recordings to digital formats according to archival best practices.

In order to adhere to social distancing best practices, MIPoPS is proud to partner with the Northwest Film Forum to bring you a weekly series of archival videotape documenting a diverse history in Seattle. Featuring a variety of material and topics, this series will curate a set of clips each Sunday to provide comic relief, historically relevant medical and public health documentation, performance recordings, and much more.

MIPoPS hopes this series will educate and entertain viewers during this time of uncertainty and isolation.

Find out more about MIPoPS at mipops.org
Watch past screenings on their YouTube Channel
Browse hundreds of videos theyve digitized on their Internet Archive collection

Connect with MIPoPS on social media:
Twitter @mipops_seattle
Facebook & Instagram @mipopsseattle


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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