Home movie of family’s Wisconsin lakeside retreat or farm house, followed by Chicago scenes of children playing on a traditional jungle gym and the return of a new baby from the hospital.
A portrait-style home movie focusing on individuals, with the first half lit better than the second. 00:00 – 02:15 – MCU of two boys, MS as they saunter towards the camera. MCU of var individuals smiling at the camera. Dimly lit LS of people on a shore, the cloudy sky taking up much of the […]
Home movie footage of a gathering, seems to serve as an inventory of those who attended rather than a comprehensive account. 00:00-02:16 – VS. of adults gathered around a table in MS, with occasional PAN. People toast, receive and present a gift, kiss, hug and smile at the camera.
This home movie from the 1970s captures scenes of a day in the life of Ouida Whitaker Dean’s grand-nephew, Jeffrey Sullivan. After introducing himself, Sullivan shows us around his home in Nacogdoches, strolling through the crops and visiting the livestock. He also plays with his pets and hangs out with his family. This film charmingly […]
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 […]
This student film, made by Joey Arcidiacono, uses archival footage from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image to explore what it means to be a Texan. Arcidiacono discusses his early immersion in Texan culture, his rejection of it as a teenager, his move to California to escape Texas, and his eventual realization and acceptance […]