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 Baylor Family Collection, no. 24 – Big Bend, 1978

This home movie from the Baylor family captures a group of young scouts exploring Big Bend National Park and includes scenic shots of Boquillas Canyon and other majestic West Texas landscapes.

The Cruz Family Collection, no. 10 – Presidio County

This home movie captures scenes of the Cruz family traveling home through Presidio County after a trip to Big Bend National Park. Following is footage of Mark Cruz’s first steps back in El Paso and Norma Cruz riding a motorcycle.

The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 20 – Fondren and Farrish at Chupadera

This home movie captures scenes of the cattle industry at Sterling’s Chupadera Ranch. Ranch owners Sterling and Dolph Briscoe Sr. often enjoyed bringing colleagues and friends out to the ranch for hunting trips, and this film includes scenes of Sterling’s oil industry colleagues, Walter Fondren and William Stamps Farrish II, visiting Chupadera.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 9 – The Brownsville-Matamoros Border

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family in Brownsville, where they visit Matamoros, Mexico, then cross back over the Rio Grande River into Texas. The family then visits the Commemorative Air Force’s Rio Grande Valley Museum.

The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 5 – Presidents LBJ and Diaz Ordaz in El Paso (1967)

This home movie captures scenes of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz as they arrive from Wasington D.C. in El Paso on October 28, 1967. The two presidents were in El Paso-Ciudad Juarez to visit the Chamizal Monument to formally resolve the Chazimal Dispute and officially transfer sovereign territory to Mexico,

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 10 – Chupadera Ranch

This home movie captures scenes of friends and business partners, Ross S. Sterling and Dolph Briscoe Sr., driving their cattle across the Rio Grande river in Southwest Texas. The two men co-owned several thousand head of cattle and the Chupadera Ranch that spread across Maverick and Dimmit counties. Prominent Texan men often hunted on the

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The J. Richard Avena and Linda Wilson Collection, no. 1 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral Procession

This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral procession in Atlanta, Georgia on April 9, 1968. After a restricted service at Ebenezer Baptist Church (the church could only hold 1,300 people), where both Martin Luther King, Sr. and Jr. were pastors, a procession made its way to Morehouse College, King’s alma

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The Ross S. Sterling Collection, no. 19 – Hunting at Chupadera Ranch

This home movie captures scenes of cattle, cowboys, and ranch land, documenting a hunting trip taken by Sterling, Dolph Briscoe Sr., and several guests on the men