Monday, August 8, 2005

August 13 Framed As ‘Home Movie Day’

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – August 13 may be a super day to take out all those old Super8 films cluttering up the attic.

That’s because it’s “Home Movie Day,” an annual event where people celebrate their home movie memories by projecting them on the big screen in front of their friends and neighbors.

Organizer Andrew Lambert says there will be celluloid celebrations in more than 45 cities around the world – and folks are invited to bring their home movies for viewing on 8 millimeter and 16 millimeter projectors set up especially for the event.

Lambert says home movies shown in past celebrations have included wedding footage from 1953; a 1971 film clip of a child’s first step and kids dancing the watusi at a 1966 basement party.

Watching other peoples home movies can be boring so people are encouraged to give running commentary about the footage.

Lambert predicts there will be lots of heartwarming moments during the celebrations, but each film will be checked before screening to ensure it’s not a Super8 sex tape a la Paris Hilton or Colin Farrell.

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