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TAMI Celebrates the Holidays in Grapevine

GRAPEVINE, Texas (November 20, 2012) – The Texas Archive of the Moving Image presents two programs in Grapevine in the month of December. Vintage films from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) will screen before each feature film in this year’s City of Grapevine’s Holiday Film Series, running December 3rd through December 29th at the historic Palace Arts Center (300 S. Main Street). The Grapevine Public Library also hosts TAMI for a public program, “Preserving Texas Films,” on Tuesday, December 11th at 6pm to provide locals with additional information on community film preservation and access efforts.

TAMI at the Holiday Film Series

Before each film in the Holiday Film Series, a short collection of holiday-related home movies, public service announcements, advertisements, and local television segments collected across the state during the Texas Film Round-Up free digitization program will screen. A partnership between TAMI and the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission (TFC), the award-winning Round-Up program provides free digitization for Texas-related films in exchange for the donation of a digital copy to the TAMI. The program has resulted in new access to thousands of films via www.texasarchive.org. TAMI films precede the screenings of Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, and the double animated feature of A Charlie Brown Christmas and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Admission to each screening is $5. The complete schedule for the program can be found on the City of Grapevine’s official website.

“Preserving Texas Films”: TAMI at the Grapevine Public Library

This educational program will provide information for locals on how to handle and care for their film and video resources and introduce them to the resources available through both the Texas Film Round-Up free digitization program and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. This program will precede the Tuesday, December 11th screening of It’s a Wonderful Life and takes place at the Grapevine Public Library, just down the street from the Palace Theatre.

“What more perfect place to show holiday films of Texas than in the Christmas Capitol?” said TAMI’s Outreach and Education Director Elizabeth Hansen. “We hope that the materials will enhance the screenings and pique interest in community film preservation. The public program at the Grapevine Public library is a great opportunity for locals to learn more about preserving and accessing their own film and video materials.”

The Texas Archive of the Moving Image is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2002 to discover, preserve, make accessible, and serve community interest in Texas’ moving image heritage. The organization showcases its ever-growing collection online at www.texasarchive.org. More information on the Texas Film Round-Up can be found at www.texasfilmroundup.org or by contacting (512) 485-3073 or roundup@texasarchive.org.