TAMI Presents: Amateur Auteurs

TAMI is proud to showcase some of our favorite amateur films across the state in our newest web exhibit, Amateur Auteurs. Stereotypically associated with home movies or thought of as a mere hobby, so-called "amateur cinema" encompasses a wide-ranging array of film formats and genres, from simple point-and-shoot pieces to more intricate, creatively produced work. The story of amateur cinema in Texas, however, remains largely unknown as these films reside primarily in the private realm. In Amateur Auteurs, the Texas Archive of the Moving Image offers a unique look into the world of Texas amateur filmmakers—some never before seen by anyone outside of the filmmaker, his or her family and friends. We are honored to showcase the true magic of some of our favorite amateur films from across the Lone Star State.