Towards the Pathé Baby Hundredth Anniversary The Audiovisual Italian Heritage in 9,5mm
World day for audiovisual heritage UNESCO
With the “‘le cinéma chez soi” slogan, “cinema at home”, a hundred years ago small gauge film started spreading through families. A true revolution and a utopia, which in time becomes reality, cinema within everyone’s reach, from family films to all the home movie and amateur and experimental cinema forms.
The day dedicated to 9,5mm film format, on the eve of the centennial of its invention, 1922-2022, wants indeed to present the first outcome of the italian 9,5mm film heritage census, a research lead by Home Movies – Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia, in collaboration with Università di Udine and INEDITS – Amateurs Films / Memory of Europe, which involved, up to date, Italian film libraries and film archives.
Curated by Mirco Santi (Home Movies), Paolo Simoni (home Movies), Andrea Mariani (Università di Udine), within the scope of the homemovies100 project.
The detailed programmed schedule:
15:00-17:00. Round-table discussion about the Italian heritage.
Speech from the film libraries and film archives which adhered to the project.
Maria Assunta Pimpinelli, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Cineteca Nazionale
Elena Testa, CSC – Archivio Nazionale Cinema Impresa
Andrea Meneghelli – Cineteca di Bologna
Paolo Cherchi Usai e Alice Rispoli – Cineteca del Friuli
Matteo Pavesi – Cineteca Italiana di Milano
Stefania Carta e Anna Sperone – Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino
Ilaria Ferretti – Home Movies – Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia
It participated in the census AAMOD – Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico of Roma.
17:00-17.30. Special screening with live-added sound.
Memoryscapes 9,5mm. A selection of amateur 9,5mm films from the 1920s and 1930s as on display on the website Memoryscapes / Il cinema privato online, with live sound by Francesca Baccolini, with double bass and synth.
The whole day worth of events will be live streamed on Home Movies – Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia Facebook page.
Andrea Mariani, Mirco Santi, Paolo Simoni