Decomposed Carnival : Unknown

This film was found in the basement of a vacating business in Rochester, New York in 2004. The decomposition of the emulsion, combined with the vivid color and movements of the carnival rides, creates a beautiful film reminiscent of the work of filmmakers Peter Delpeut and Bill Morrison.Also available on the DVD “Living Room Cinema: […]

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Wallace Kelly Goes to New York : Wallace Kelly

This reel from 1930 is possibly the first film shot by Wallace Kelly (1910-1988) and documents his train trip from Kentucky to Cincinnati to New York City, with scenes of Times Square at night, the Statute of Liberty, elevated trains and city streets, and a family outing with Percy Johnson, the president of Chemical Bank.Kelly, […]

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Our Day : Center for Home Movies

Named to the National Film Registry in 2007, “Our Day” is a day-in-the-life portrait of the Kelly family of Lebanon, Kentucky. Wallace Kelly’s amateur cast was made up of his mother, wife, brother, and pet terrier. The film documents a modern home inhabited by adults with sophisticated interests and simple ones. Kelly, a newspaperman, was […]

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