Tag Archives: farmland

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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Being a Texan (2013)

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

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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.

The Jimmy Mitchell Family Films, no. 3 – Family Vacation in Kentucky (1951)

This home movie captures scenes of the Mitchell family vacationing in Kentucky. The family watches horsesraces at the Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, visit the Kentucky State Capitol Building in Frankfort, and Brownwood Farm in Lexington.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 16 – Bikes and Amarillo Airport

This home movie captures scenes of the Easterwood children riding bikes in their rural neighborhood with visiting family before taking them to the airport. The family and their visitors arrive at the airport, English Field, where they pose for pictures, the guests board the plane, and the Easterwoods watch the flight take off. The terminal

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The Easterwood Family Films, no. 11 – Easterwood Family Scenes (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of the Carl Easterwood family in 1957. This was the first film the family made with their 8mm camera, and it includes scenes of the Easterwood home and wheat farm, family vacation, a parade, and the family riding horses and in horse carts.

The Easterwood Family Films, no. 15 – Wheat Farming and Family Reunion (1959)

This home movie captures scenes of combines in wheat fields, agricultural burning of the wheat fields after harvest, an Easterwood family reunion, and a field of Airstream trailers. Likely double exposed on accident, the film nonetheless has a beautiful aesthetic quality due to the resulting etheral layers of picturesque images of farming and family.