Home Movie Day 2017

Showtimes

Film inspections begin at 10:00am; Screenings begin at 11:00am.

Co-presented by the UA Department of English, Ping Pong Media and The Loft Cinema!

Dust off your vintage home movie reels and bring them to The Loft Cinema for Tucson’s 6th annual Home Movie Day, featuring expert inspection, preservation recommendations and screenings of fabulous local home movies. See your (or your neighbors’) home movies projected on the big screen in front of a live audience! What cinematic treasures lurk in the attics and garages of Tucson? Find out at Home Movie Day! Attendees are invited to submit their home movies for inspection and screening consideration in 16mm, 8mm or Super 8 film formats ONLY, starting at 10:00am. No digital or VHS movies, please.  This year’s program will include a vintage interview with Bea Willis, Miss Arizona 1967, and a teaser from the Tucson Boys Chorus film, Ambassadors in Levi’s!

“There’s no such thing as a bad home movie. These mini-underground opuses are revealing, scary, joyous, always flawed, filled with accidental art and shout out from attics and closets all over the world to be seen again. Home Movie Day is an orgy of self-discovery, a chance for family memories to suddenly become show business. If you’ve got one, whip it out and show it now.” –  John Waters

Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why we should care about these films and to learn how best to care for them. Come see kids and grandpas, tios and tias, prom dresses, new cars, old cars, Grand Canyon, sunsets, birthdays, quinceañeras, holidays, parades—all on glorious celluloid and all shown on projectors with moving parts! Home movies filmed in Southern Arizona and the US/Mexico Borderlands are particularly welcome. Tips on film storage, preservation and video transfer will also be available free of charge at this very special event! (Total program running time: 2 hours)