4/7/18: Chicago Home Video Day will celebrate the mundane, eclectic, and downright weird videos shot by everyday people in the 80s, 90s, and 00s.

Home Video Day 2018
Nightingale Cinema

1084 N. Milwaukee
April 7, 2018
, stop by any time, BYOB and/or BYO-tape
Free, with snacks!


Home Video Day was covered by Nina Metz in the Chicago Tribune, and was recommended as one of the top ten things to do this weekend by Chicago Tonight!

Get in the mood by watching this short documentary by Taylor Price which celebrates the history of amateur videotape. At Home Video Day you will have the chance to meet three of the stars of this video!!!



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 2018 was coordinated by a group of local archivists, including Sara Chapman, Tom Colley, Emily Eddy, Dan Erdman, Carolyn Faber, Kristin MacDonough, and Jeff Martin, with support from The Nightingale.

Poster designed by Jenna Caravello. Special thanks to Lauren Pirritano.




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