Home movies occupy an enormous part of our Texas film heritage. Since the 1920s, popular formats like 16mm, 8mm, Super 8 and video have captured our private events and public moments and helped us channel our creative impulses as amateur filmmakers. But they do more than just document our lives; our home movies continually reveal […]
This home movie captures scenes of a Boy Scouts of America parade along Lavaca Street and Congress Avenue in Austin. Footage features historic Austin buildings such as the Sheraton Crest Inn and Austin National Bank, as well as scenes of Congressman J.J. Pickle, Senator Ralph Yarborough, Governor Preston Smith, UT football players Hub Bechtol and […]
This home movie documents scenes of museum culture and city events in El Paso in 2003. Footage includes scenes from the Chicano Visions exhibit opening at the El Paso Museum of Art, as well as Cheech Marin speaking at an exhibit opening at Insights El Paso Science Center.
This student film, made by Hunter Rowe, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to tell the story of a man reflecting on his death and life after a fatal car crash. The film uses picturesque home movie scenes as the narrator speaks about his life–what he did and what he […]
This home movie portrays rural life for the Easterwood family in the 1950s. Focusing primarily on the Easterwoods’ farm, the film captures many scenes of wheat fields, harvests, and farm equipment. Images of horses and ponies roaming in pastures, downtown Dimmitt, and an Easterwood family wedding anniversary celebration are also included.
This home movie from the Morkovsky collection captures a class, probably from St. Joseph’s school in Amarillo, picnicing in the shadow of the large rock formations of Palo Duro Canyon.
This home movie from the Frick Collection opens at the family home in Houston and then goes to the 1979 Montgomery County Cook-off held in Conroe, where it captures several of the booths and contestants cooking. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, […]
This home movie from the Coltman Collection captures scenes from Peter and Felicity’s honeymoon in and around Maputo, Mozambique. It features the couple swimming in the ocean, lying on the beach, taking boat tours and exploring the city. Footage includes ocean views, sailing, fishing, docks and harbors, hippopotamuses in the water, and architectural points of […]