Home Movie Day 2018

A celebration of amateur films and filmmaking

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 to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them. Bring your reels of 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm film, and VHS tapes.

Date: October 20, 2018 

Time: 10  a.m. - 12 p.m., drop off films/tapes in Knight Library room 101

           4-6 p.m., screening in Knight Library Browsing Room

"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."
--Martin Scorsese

"Home Movie Day is the perfect opportunity for people to connect with our past and to move the conversation about preserving our cultural heritage into the future."
--Ken Burns

"There’s no such thing as a bad home movie."
--John Waters

This compilation video includes home movie footage held in Special Collections & University Archives in the University of Oregon Libraries. It includes footage from the Bill Bowerman papers (UA 003), the Wayne L. Morse papers (Coll 001), the James Blue papers (Coll 458), the Oregon Films Collection (Coll 466), and the University Archives Film Collection (UA 026).

This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.