A film a year. Program 5: 1977-1989
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A film a year. Program 5: 1977-1989

A film a day: throughout 2023, Home Movies publishes daily a small-gauge format film stemming from family, amateur, or experimental archival collection, which is shot on that same day. Various events of this “short century” of amateur cinema, unfold into a full audio-visual calendar, followed by the changing of the seasons and attesting to the cyclical nature of time. For Archivio Aperto 2023, we propose A Film a Year, an anthology composed of Almanac’s fragments presented in five programs and shown in chronological order, from 1924 to 1989. One film to represent one year. The timeline as a stream to be submerged in. And so, once again, we will probe the relationship between amateur cinema and history. 


We will thus see the twentieth century in its making, recounting the “short century” or, in our case, the “small-gauge century.”


One film a year. Program 5: 1977-1989
1977. Il Settantasette, Cesare Ballarini, Super8, 4′.
1978. World Cup in Argentina, Giuseppe Stefani, 8mm, 2′.
1979. The Cannes Film Festival, Nino Gatti, Super8, 5′.
1980. August 2, Corrado Simoni, Super8, 2′.
1981. The killing of the pig, Francesco Rinaldi, Super8, 4′.
1982. Champions of the world!, Amos Fontanesi, Super8, 5′.
1983. E.T., Ranza family, Super8, 4′.
1984. Papa Gaspare’s 60th birthday, Salvatore Stella, Super8, 3′.
1985. Rapallo, Massimo Bacigalupo, 8mm, 3′.
1986. The peace-catchers, Marianna Babina, Super8, 6′.
1987. Trip to Russia, Nino Gatti, Super8, 5′.
1988. The flower among the ruins, Mauro Mingardi, Super8, 5′.
1989. Vendemmia, Francesco Rinaldi, Super8, 9′.






Origin of archival materials

Fondazione Home Movies - Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia