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2015 Home Movie Day: Bizarre Vintage Home Movie Screenings | SF
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Bring your own family video treasures for a celebration of amateur filmmaking and home movie preservation during the 13th annual Home Movie Day brought to you by San Francisco Media Archive and Oddball Films.
2015 Home Movie Day
Saturday, October 17, 2015
– Home Movie Clinic: 6-8 pm or by appointment
– Screening: 8 pm
Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
FREE (Donations to SFMA accepted)
From 6-8 pm, members of the public are invited to submit their home movies. Bring your films: 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, and even Beta and VHS home movies to SFMA where they will be inspected and viewed by HMD projectionists.
At 8 pm, following the clinic, they’ll be having a free screening of Vintage Home Movies.
2015 Highlights Include:
(Line-up subject to change)
- Welcome San Francisco Movie Makers (1960)
Shortly after the introduction of 16mm to the consumer market in 1923, amateur filmmaking clubs sprung up throughout the country. These venues would provide a place for average folks to “geek-out” on everything filmmaking from equipment to shooting techniques to projecting. This short, shot by San Francisco filmmakerDr. Frank S. Zach, serves to not only welcome new members to the local club, but also to teach them the basics of how to use a camera and a projector.
- Wrist Wrestling (1970s, Color)
Watch beefy “wrist wrestlers” battle it out.
- Home Movie Hi-jinks with Front Yard Bob (1950s, Color, B+W)
More bizarre home moves unearthed from a local flea market. Watch the ludicrous hi-jinks of ”Front Yard Bob” as he juggles flaming torches in front of his house, later some elderly “Tiki” girls get the burlesque urge.
- Sylvia and Mary’s Double Wedding (Color, 1968)
Sylvia and Mary get married in a double ceremony somewhere in Michigan with fun for everyone, kissing, alcohol and women with beehive dos.
- Strike! and Naked (Color, 1969 by Sternkopf)
Straight from a dumpster, this film was shot by a student cinematographer and records the brutal 1969 SF State University protest and strike. At the end of the film, an arty naked blonde cavorts with a mannequin in a more “flower power” state of mind.
- Banana Skin Freaks (Color, 1960s)
Hippies in Golden Gate Park freak-out with banana skins – you know the fruit skins that supposedly made you high…what else?
- From Here to Profanity (Color, 1959)
Children act out the roles from the film “From Here to Eternity” in this kooky short made by an amateur filmmaker.
- Crossing the Equator (Neptunus Rex) (1950s, Color)
Kinky tourists dress in drag and suck oysters out of navels as part of the age-old seafarer’s “Crossing the Equator” hazing ritual.
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