Home Movie: Film Facts
19 minutes, Color
Description: This 1974 documentary produced in the era before video cameras chronicles the tradition of home movies in American family folklore. It explores the common themes in family films, and features three individual families as they watch their home movies, suggesting how these documents structure family memory.
Copyright: Copyright, 1975 Zeitlin & Star
Filmmaker(s): Ernst Edward Star, Steven Zeitlin
Acknowledgements: "Trois Gynmopedies" by Erik Satie. Pianist: Robert Gengerke. Special thanks to the Johns, McDonald, and Shassian families, and to all those who contributed their family films.
Funding: Made under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution 1975 Festival of American Folk Life
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