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HMD Report: Rochester, New York 2007

 

Pat Doyen’s report from HMD Rochester:

We had a great Home Movie Day here this year. We doubled our attendance from last year! Thanks to all the volunteers: Ed Stratmann, Nancy Kauffman, Leslie Lewis, Jenn Libby, Charlie Allen, Doug McLaren, Michael Neault, Taylor Whitney, Alex Wagenblass and Albert Birney. Although he wasn’t able to be at the even, Ben Tucker helped out a lot beforehand with organizing the event.

Except for a short break, we showed films continuously from 11pm to 4pm. Highlights include footage of training at the Nigerian Television Authority in 1982, Astro World in Texas in 1963, and color footage of the Hawaiian island of Malaki in the early ‘40’s, complete with graphic depiction of goat slaughter.

We gave away lots of handouts and advice, and many people are already looking forward to next year. Oh, and the date change to the fall seems to be really popular.

Thanks to everyone at the CHM!