3.05.2017

1967 DETROIT HOME MOVIES


1967 Detroit Home Movies is a year-long project to uncover and exhibit home movies made around 1967 that depict everyday life in Detroit’s diverse communities. The project, a partnership of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Free Press, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Wayne State University’s Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Detroit Historical Society and Bridge magazine, is dedicated to observing and reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Detroit’s 1967 rebellion.

This project calls on the greater Detroit community to loan family (or found) home movies to the DFT, which will present them in weekly public screenings beginning in January 2017. Selected films will be included in a program created by the Detroit Free Press for the 2017 Freep Film Festival (March 3–April 2) and a marathon screening of films will be presented as part of the 2017 DFT summer schedule, beginning on July 29. Film lenders will receive a digital copy of their celluloid originals, and the Reuther Library and the Wright Museum will select films to enter their permanent collections.

On exhibit through July 29 at the DIA Detroit Film Theatre. For details and information about submitting your films, click here.

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