HOME MOVIE DAY
New ways of connecting was the overarching theme for Home Movie Day 2020, bringing people together in virtual space to celebrate amateur films and filmmaking. We’re continuing to host online events in 2021, while also looking forward to the return of in-person gatherings. 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 year. 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 email@example.com. We’re here to support you and help you share your home movies!
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Hollywood Home Movies: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive
November 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am PST
NOTE: Streaming event premieres 11/20/2020 at 10:00am PST, and will be available for replay shortly thereafter.
Presented by Randy Haberkamp and Lynne Kirste
Music composed and performed by Michael Mortilla
Special Guests Hayley Mills and Bob Koster
Special Commentary by Gregory Nava
These unique home movies curated by the Academy Film Archive give a personal, entertaining glimpse into the lives of classic Hollywood figures and celebrate some of the people who overcame barriers to work in the motion picture industry. Footage includes director Dorothy Arzner (the first woman to join the Directors Guild of America) boating with her friend Billie Burke, Gilbert Roland’s 16mm home movies in early Kodachrome, a party at the home of Dolores Del Rio and Cedric Gibbons, a road trip with cinematographer James Wong Howe, director Henry Koster leaving Europe as the Nazis come to power, behind the scenes with Loretta Young, Celeste Holm and Elsa Lanchester, Nat King Cole at a movie premiere, and Ida Lupino directing a female cast led by Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills in The Trouble with Angels; plus Constance Bennett, Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, William Haines, Gypsy Rose Lee, Satchel Paige and more. Actor Hayley Mills, writer-director Gregory Nava and Henry Koster’s son Bob Koster share stories about their family films, and archivist Sean Savage provides tips on caring for your own home movies.