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New ways of connecting-that is the overarching theme for Home Movie Day 2020, bringing people together in virtual space to celebrate amateur films and filmmaking. If you came here to watch home movies, welcome! You can browse events from the map or list below (use the map-pin icon to customize your view) and click for details and links to film screenings, workshops, and interactive community events happening throughout the month of October and beyond. Most events are online, so you can drop in on a Home Movie Day anywhere in the world. If you’d like to find out how to view and share your own home movies, get in touch with your local HMD event host and explore some of the resources on this site.

If you are interested in hosting a Home Movie Day event, welcome! Get started by reading our How-to Home Movie Day 2020, where you’ll find instructions and a link for submitting your event. All of the great HMD resources from years past are still available in the About Home Movie Day section. And if you need more help or aren’t sure where to start, write to us at info@centerforhomemovies.org. We’re here to support you and help you share your home movies!


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Virtual Event

The Film-Maker Arthur H. Smith

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Virtual Event

Arthur H. Smith (1909-2000) was an industrial filmmaker for the Bell System in California who also made films as a hobby his entire life, including dramatic thrillers, personal documentaries, and home movies. His collection was donated to the Center for Home Movies after his death and is now held at the Library of Congress. The Film-Maker Arthur H. Smith is a career-spanning look at some of his finest moments.

Introduced by film historian and archivist Andy Uhrich of Washington University in St. Louis and live chat.

Memories on Film (1979)
Signs of the Times (1939)
Streetcar to Heaven (1946)
The Mirror (1950)
Tense Moment trailer (1953)
Blanche’s Recital [excerpt] (1977)
Dolls We Love (1982)


October 10
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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