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Watch old home movies that show what your parents looked like as babies

Oct 17, 2014

People will be watching their old home movies, all over the world, on "Home Movie Day." The big event happens Saturday, October 18th. Organizers call it "an annual, worldwide celebration of amateur films."

Home Movie Day Promo 2014 from Center for Home Movies on Vimeo.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit will be screening old home movies from Michigan residents from noon-4 p.m. and you're invited to swing by and have some popcorn, watch the films, and even play "home movie bingo." (You'll get a bingo card, and when you see a community parade, for example, you get to check that box.)

Jennifer Proctor is coordinating the event. She says they've received home movies from the 1940s to the 1980s. Proctor says the idea is to learn more about Michigan history from the perspective of ordinary people. She says home movies can give you an idea of what your grandparents might have looked like in their thirties, or what your parents looked like when they were babies.