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Dallas — By Tui Cameron on May 14, 2010 at 10:44 am
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Texas Film Round-Up Helps You Preserve History

Movie still from TAMI archive

Movie still from Texas Archive of the Moving Image.

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.

TAMI will digitize your media for free this weekend.

The Texas Archive of the Moving Image will digitize your media for free this weekend.

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)
Price: Free
More information: Texas Archive of the Moving Image official website.

Photo credits: Courtesy of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image

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    Angelika Film Center - Dallas
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  • Christina says:

    Awesome! I’m going to the Angelika Houston tonight for a screening of a new Benjamin Bratt movie – and he’ll BE THERE! Q&A after the show. I’m so. excited. Ahh!

    It’s great to help support moving image archives, too. I did an internship in AK and worked with one for a few months and got to see some really cool, and rare, footage of early 20th c. Alaskan life.

  • Tui Cameron says:

    Inquiring minds want to know if you got to meet Mr. Bratt, Christina!

    It’s really fun to browse through the TAMI online video archive. There’s some interesting stuff.

    I’d like to hear more about your AK experiences!

  • I hope to share more about AK on PlanetEye in the future. It was a great time. I did meet Benjamin Bratt and I’ll certainly post a photo soon :)

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