Episode 93: Home Movie Day 2017 / Film Preservation


It’s mid-October, which means that it’s just about time for Home Movie Day, an annual celebration of amateur films and filmmakers that takes place at the New Haven Museum this Saturday, October 21st, from noon to 4 p.m.

On today’s show, host Tom Breen is joined by Yale film archivists Brian Meacham and Molly Wheeler, who are the organizers of the New Haven instance of this international event, as well as by Yale University Art Gallery museum staffer Rachel Mihalko.

The four dive into the actual work itself that film and media archivists do: what are the tools and materials they work with, what are the challenges they encounter and the solutions they provide, and what is the broader social value of film and media preservation in the 21st century.


Home Movie Day 2017 New Haven Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/140235409919658