Chicago’s First Home Video Day is April 18th!

Bring a tape of your own to be projected for the audience, or simply show up and enjoy what’s on the screen. Videos will run the gamut from birthdays, parties, pageants, weddings, sports, movie re-enactments, to who knows what!

The program will be hilarious, touching and uncomfortable in a way that only home video can be.

Nightingale Cinema
1084 N. Milwaukee
April 18, 2015
1-5pm, stop by any time


Home Video Day Chicago trailer


Bring your VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, Hi-8, Video 8 or Mini-DV cassette to the team of inspectors, who will make whatever repairs are necessary to ensure the tape is playable. You can cue up the tape to begin at a particular point or simply let the it play out at random. Each submission will receive 5 minutes of screening time, and you will have time to introduce your tape beforehand if you wish, or to narrate along with the action on screen.

Home Video Day is a new spin on Home Movie Day, an international annual event since 2003 that has focused on celluloid home movies–8mm, 16mm, and Super-8.

Home Video Day Chicago was created by a group of local archivists, including Sara Chapman, Tom Colley, Stefan Elnabli, Dan Erdman, Carolyn Faber, Kristin MacDonough, Jeff Martin, Chloe McLaren, Doug McLaren, Andy Uhrich, and Anne Wells, with support from The Nightingale.

Home Video Day Chicago Poster
Poster designed by Jenna Caravello.



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