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Samuel Fuller’s amateur film “V-E +1″ added to National Film Registry.

Posted by December 17th, 2014

Today’s announcement by the Librarian of Congress of 2014′s additions to the National Film Registry includes “V-E +1,” the latest amateur title to be named to the list, Sam Fuller’s harrowing 16mm footage of the concentration camp in Falkenau, Czechoslovakia. Fuller had several screenwriting credits to his name before joining the U.S. Army in World War II, but his career as a director was several years ahead of him when he was one of the infantrymen liberating the camp.  (more…)

Home Grown Movies 2014 is Underway!

Posted by December 7th, 2014

We begin a fresh series of films shown at Home Movie Day with Halloween, 1958 – Morton Savada’s home movie of his family’s Halloween night, featuring son Eli in his shiny, though short-lived Sputnik costume. The movie includes a commentary by Eli.


Peter Forgacs Pre-Holocaust Home Movie Installation

Posted by October 26th, 2014

His installation, titled “Letters to Afar,” opened Wednesday at the Museum of the City of New York. Visitors to the museum can stroll among the nine screens in a darkened room and glimpse these postcards from a Jewish culture in Poland that is no more.

“It’s Hitchcockian,” Mr. Forgacs said in an interview. “We see everything peaceful and lovely and observe the lives, but we know that every place, every shtetl is a crime scene. And we know most of these people are victims in the Hitchcockian realm. There is suspense. You and I know what happens. They don’t know.”

Se the full story reported by The New York Times.

CHM 2013 Fundraiser – Help us Out!

Posted by December 18th, 2013

2013 has been a banner year for CHM — this new Website, Home Grown Movies, the Home Movie Registry , and CHM-sponsored events at the Richmond AMIA Conference — all of these achievements have only been possible with the help of our friends and diner.  Please help out with a contribution, however modest!

Contributors from outside the United States should donate through PayPal, using this button:

Donations may also be sent to:
The Center for Home Movies
P.O. Box 4797
Baltimore MD 21211