2011 Event Report
City: Hendersonville, NC
Event Venue: Mike’s On Main
Event time (screening): 4-7pm
Event time (inspection): same
Total Audience: 14
Number of people bringing films: 6 # Films screened by Gauge: 13 total
8mm: 6 Super 8: 7 16mm: 9.5mm: Video: 5
Volunteers: Charlotte Taylor David Vaughn Matt Dodson Edward Bakinowski
Press (pre-event and post-event):Mentioned on WTZQ radio station.
Flyers in 3 counties (Henderson, Transylvania, Buncome). Notifications sent to area papers.
This was our first Home Movie Day, and we were really excited to participate. Unfortunately, we joined in without much time to promote our event, and so had less of a turnout than I would have liked. However, the films we screened were a lot of fun, and I hope we get a better turnout and more films next year.
One of our participants brought in a stack of films he and his wife had never seen, and which weren’t labeled. These turned out to be a series of mostly a single Christmas event, although there were some really beautiful shots of his children in a go-cart pulling a wagon. Their films were all from the early 70s.
We also screened a DVD featuring a performance by high schoolers at West Henderson High’s talent show in 2002. They danced the “Time Warp” (how appropriate)! Additionally, one of the Blue Ridge Community College students brought a VHS of a film she and her friends had made in middle school – complete with a violent murder and really great dialog!
Additionally, we watched a home movie from the late 90s featuring all the wonderful special effects 90s video had to offer – negative, solarize, and some really fantastic iris wipes!
We saw super8 transferred to VHS from the late 50s of Berlin, Paris, Sweden, as well as some NY Public School graduations. The family who brought this film was great about narrating their films, quite hilarious.
I brought some of my family’s films to fill in gaps, and even got the opportunity to watch 8mm that my Great Grandmother shot of my mom when she was in elementary school!
The younger kids in the audience really got into HMD Bingo – one asked us to define “Beehive Hairdo,” which sparked a really fun conversation!
I am really pleased with the success of our first event! Thanks to all our volunteers, as well as all the HMD folks who helped us get this started! We can’t wait for next year!
Report submitted by: Charlotte Taylor