Texas Film Round-Up Helps You Preserve History
There’s a big round-up going on in Dallas this weekend. This time, however, it’s film, not cattle that makes up the herd. The Texas Film Round-Up, sponsored by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI), features free movies, a traveling exhibit on media history, and a free digitization program for those who want to help preserve Texas history.
The event is hosted at the Angelika Film Center, where free screenings will be held Friday, May 14th, and Saturday, May 15th. Viewers are encouraged to bring snacks, blankets and chairs, since the films will be shown outside. If it rains, the movies will be shown inside, at the Angelika cafe. The screenings begin at dusk on both nights, with a series of vintage documentaries, newsreels and other classic footage – all featuring the city of Dallas – shown before the main features.
Friday’s main feature is “The Big Show,” which was filmed at the Texas Centennial in 1936 and stars Gene Autry. On Saturday, the 1962 Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “State Fair,” which was also filmed around Dallas, heads the bill.
The “round-up” aspect of the event refers to the free digitization services TAMI is offering the public all weekend long. Simply bring in your film or video footage featuring Texas, and they will give you two DVD copies of it, as well as helpful tips on preserving your media. In return, TAMI will donate another copy of your material to their video library.
What: Texas Film Round-Up
When: May 14th – 16th, 2010. The movies will screen around 8pm both nights. The free digitization and exhibits will be available 6-10pm on Friday, and from 10:30am-10:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Angelika Film Center in Dallas (map)
More information: Texas Archive of the Moving Image official website.
Photo credits: Courtesy of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image
AAngelika Film Center - Dallas5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX, 75206, USAView Details and Book