The Texas Archive of the Moving Image is excited to bring the award-winning Texas Film Round-Up to Galveston on June 23 – 25! Beginning Thursday, June 23, we are providing FREE digitization of any Texas-related films and videos, including home movies, advertisements, PSAs, educational films, and more at the Rosenberg Library at 2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550 during library hours.
We will continue accepting films and videos through Saturday, June 25. We encourage all of you to dig up your family films and videos out of closets, sheds, or drawers and bring them to the Texas Film Round-Up. To qualify for free digitization, participants must be willing to donate a digital copy of their materials to TAMI’s archive. We also collect copies of Texas-related films that have already been digitized.
TAMI will also host a public screening, “What does Waikiki have that Galveston doesn’t?,” on Saturday, June 25 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm in the Rosenberg Library’s Wortham Auditorium that will help raise funds to restore an early and rare film of the 1931 Pageant of Pulchritude from the Rosenberg Library’s collection to full color, a new digital technique that has only recently been developed.
Help us restore this treasure, never before seen in color, to its intended state. The screening will feature many films from the Rosenberg Library, including fun, mid-century tourism films, an interview with filmmaker King Vidor about the 1900 storm, and footage of the 1925 Galveston Bathing Girl Revue transferred from 35mm nitrate film.
Get more program details on the Round-Up page!