Now Showing: October 2013

This month, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image screens films at Home Movie Day in both Dallas and Austin and hosts presentations for genealogists and educators in Austin, Harlingen and San Antonio:
Home Movie Day – Selections for the Texas Archive of the Moving Image

26th Annual Dallas Video Festival at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Richardson

Saturday, October 12th at 1:00 pm 

Watch Dallas-related home movie selections from the Texas Archive including footage of Six Flags, a magic show by Dallas’ Mark Wilson, a special appearance by David Bowie, and more.  Plus, get a sneak preview of home movies from our newest curated collection (launching this November) focused on Texas’ response to the Kennedy assassination.  Get more information at The program will be preceded by a noon screening of open Home Movie Day submissions, and followed by a 3:00 pm screening of OUR NIXON. To submit your films by October 7th for the noon show by contacting John Slate at or (214) 670-5270. Formats accepted include 8 mm, Super 8 mm, 16 mm, VHS or DVD.

Home Movie Day - Austin

Austin Film Society Screening Room in Austin

Saturday, October 19th at 1:00 pm

TAMI partners with Experimental Response Cinema and the Austin Film Society to host Austin’s Home Movie Day. Bring out your films and videos for this open-screen event and catch a few favorites from the Texas Archive! Visit Experimental Response Cinema for more information.

Preserving Texas Films

Austin Genealogical Society Meeting at the Highland Park Baptist Church in Austin

Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30 pm

Learn more about TAMI’s mission discover, preserve and provide access to, and educate the community about Texas’ moving image heritage in this presentation for genealogists.  The program is free and open to the public. Visit the Austin Genealogical Society for more information.

Texas Picture Show: Using Texas Moving Images to Teach History 

Exploring Texas Worship Series - South Texas History Workshop at Harlingen CISD (13th Street Annex) in Harlingen 

Saturday, October 12th at 3:15 pm 

Learn more about using TAMI’s primary source films in the Texas history classroom in this hour-long session for educators. Visit the Texas State Historical Association for more information.  

Lights, Camera, Click! New and Accessible Primary Source Texas Film Resources

Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference at Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX

Friday, October 25th at 1:00 pm

Learn more about using the Texas Archive’s primary source films in the history classroom in this session for educators and visit TAMI in the exhibit hall on Friday or Saturday during the conference. Visit the Texas Council for the Social Studies for more information.