Dispatch: November 2014


TAMI Happenings

TAMI had a great time in Corpus Christ in November! We held the award-winning Texas Film Round-Up at the Art Center, and we took in almost 1,000 films and videos for free digitization. We also hosted a screening of Selena to celebrate Coastal Bend film history. A big thank you to all the donors who brought their media out to participate in the program – you helped us save Texas history! Another big thank you goes to the Art Center  – they were gracious hosts, and we loved the beautiful venue.

TAMI also attended "Power On: A Conference for the Film, Interactive and Tourism Industries" in Corpus Christi last month. It brought together creative industry professionals, educators, and government agencies to focus on the growth of the film, television, commercial, and interactive industries in Texas and their connection to tourism as economic development. TAMI Executive Director Caroline Frick presented a riveting discussion titled “Spotlight on the Texas Archive of the Moving Image: Old Films for New Use.” Thanks to all who stopped by our table to learn more about the Archive.

TAMI in the Media

TAMI received great support from the local media in Corpus Christi in November for our Texas Film Round-Up and Selena screening.  Watch Caroline Frick on KIII news on Friday, 11/14 . Also watch the Round-Up featured on KIII news on Sunday, 11/16. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times featured the Round-Up and Selena screening, and the Nueces County Record helped us out by featuring the movie screening.


TAMI Top 5

Our friends in the Coastal Bend were watching their history the most in November. Some remarkable films from Brazoria County were the top two most viewed videos for the month.

  1. San Jacinto Festival in West Columbia (1956), Brazoria County Historical Museum
  2. Watermarks of History: An Informal Memoir of Brazoria County (1959),  Brazoria County Historical Museum
  3. Gone to Texas (1978), Jay Moore
  4. Police Surveillance Film of White Rock Lake Riot (1977), Dallas Municipal Archives
  5. Our Home Town (1946), The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration