Dispatch: October 2012

During the months of October, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) co-hosted Home Movie Day and the Sprocket Society in Austin, provided footage for the 100th Anniversary Cuero Turkey Trot and Dallas’s Home Movie Day, and presented and exhibited at the Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference in Irving.

Cuero Turkey Trot - Cuero

For the 100th anniversary of Cuero’s Turkey Trot, TAMI provided the Cuero Turkeyfest Association with footage dating back to the 1st Turkey Trot in 1912.  The films were projected onto the exteriors of downtown businesses during the Sultan’s Stroll on Friday, October 5th.

The Sprocket Society: Monster Mayhem – Austin

On Sunday, October 14th, the Sprocket Society was joined by special guest and TAMI contributor Ramon Galindo for the theatrical debut of his 1964 short film “A Day of Horror.”  Mr. Galindo shared the story of the making of the film and performed a magic trick for the group.  

Home Movie Day – Austin

TAMI partnered with Experimental Response Cinema and the Austin History Center (AHC) for an afternoon of home movie viewing on Saturday, October 20th.   In addition to home movies from TAMI and AHC, attendees brought several personal and found films that were projected from 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 film.

Home Movie Day – Dallas

TAMI provided home movies for Dallas’ Home Movie Day celebration, also on October 20th, hosted by the Dallas Municipal Archives at the Texas Theatre.

Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference - Irving

TAMI hosted a session on “New Primary Source Video Resources” for social studies educators featuring new films in the collection. 

Other news:

The Dallas Morning News' Guide Live Pop Culture Blog shared "The Jim Ruddy Collection - Behind the Scenes with Mick Fleetwood at the Cotton Bowl (1978)," an interview from Fleetwood Mac's 1978 conert at the Cotton Bowl.

The Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate took its viewers back in time to the 1960s by sharing "Texas State Fair" on its blog.