Smile, Laugh, Cry (2013)

This student film, made by Charlie Sanchez, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore the experience of growing up with family on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. The film examines how the border divides two societies, but Sanchez, through the experience of getting to know his family in […]

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 12 – Rural Life

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.

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The Figueroa Family Collection – Wedding Reception and a Veil in the Wind

This home movie from the Figueroa family captures scenes of a bride and groom dancing at their wedding reception as a live band plays and friends and family look on. Also included are images of the bride in her gown, her veil contending with the wind, as well as images of the family in their […]

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Quanah Parker Family Collection – Birthday party, M & M Playground

This home movie from the 1950s captures scenes of a birthday party, the family’s two boys playing at a playground, playing with the family pets, learning to build a fire and encountering snow. It also includes footage of a family visit to a graveyard to visit a loved one’s grave site. Donor Quanah Parker’s great-grandfather […]

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The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 5 – Trip to Galveston

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of the Ketchum family’s visit to Galveston. First they stop by the harbor to see ships unloading their cargo. Next they walk along the seawall and pose in front of the Hotel Galvez. Later footage also includes scenes of the family at their home in Tulsa. Children […]

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