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Laura Lancaster – Home Movies on Canvas

Posted by February 2nd, 2016

Laura appears to be an artist after our own heart:

“Laura Lancaster is a painter who draws inspiration from forgotten and discarded photographs and home movies, found in flea markets, charity shops and through ebay. Once precious and significant to someone, they are now detached from their original contexts and instead, they become animated through Laura’s luscious, gestural and expressive application of paint. These lost and dislocated souls, caught in the ambiguous space between figuration and abstraction, compel us to reflect on time, memory and loss.

This exhibition will bring together a range of works by the artist including a new series of diptychs which are drawn from the very first and last frames of found Super 8mm home movies. With the inclusion of sprocket holes and marks on the film, the paintings are portraits of the medium of film as much as their subject matter. The juxtaposition of the first and last frames implies the passing of time through the lost narrative that binds these moments together.”

Anyone in the neighborhood of Walsall, near Birmingham in England, can check out her exhibition at The New Art Gallery.



Americans in Paris, Autumn 1960

Posted by January 28th, 2016

Enjoy this evocative short film edited by Jack Jewers from the Center for Home Movies’ Robert Leo Kilker, Jr. Collection. Set to “Dijan’s Waltz” performed by Dom La Nena.



Nashville TN // January 17th ~ The Center for Home Movies @ Light + Sound Machine

Posted by January 10th, 2016

The Center for Home Movies will be curating an evening of home movies and amateur films at the Light & Sound Machine in Third Man Records in Nashville TN on Sunday, January 17th. Come join the CHM board for some of our favorite home movies accompanied by virtuoso guitarist and Nashville favorite William Tyler.

The Center for Home Movies @ Light + Sound Machine

SUNDAY January 17th
Third Man Records
Doors at 7pm, Films at 8pm

visit the Facebook event for ticketing details. (more…)


Home Grown Movies 2015 is Underway!

Posted by December 18th, 2015

Home Grown Movies returns with a third selection of films shown at recent Home Movie Day events from around the world. This year’s group of fifteen films and videos will be unveiled monthly, and as in past years will include new transfers, essays, musical scores and narration by the films’ owners.  We’re kicking off this season with MUMBAI FASHION SHOW.  Shown at Home Movie Day Madison, Wisconsin, this mystery reel was purchased in 2013 in an antique store in Mumbai’s Chor Bazaar.  Stay tuned for more!!!