Pittsburgh Home Movie Day

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
November 4
10 a.m. — 4 p.m.

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of watching a home movie: the hum of the projector, the beam of light projecting through dust in a darkened room, the warm and fuzzy feeling you get when revisiting cherished family memories, personal milestones, holiday traditions or travel adventures.

Fans of the DIY format will converge this Saturday at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s main branch in Oakland for a unique event celebrating the art of home movies and the people who make and share them.

Dust off those 8mm, Super8 and 16mm films, and bring them to the library where they will be inspected and screened by archivists in front of enthusiastic viewers. Revisit your favorite celluloid memories, share them with the community and watch amateur films made by others.

Learn from film archivists who will share helpful tips for how to care for these treasures, and will provide advice on the condition of your films. All films will be handled and projected with archivist-level care on finely tuned vintage projectors.

and see movie gems from the collection of The Orgone Archive, which will also be screened throughout the day.

An annual celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, Home Movie Day has been celebrated annually in cities around the world since 2003.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...