The lion on the long-awaited safari through the African savannah ... Pompous monuments and statues from city tours in Europe ... The 80th birthday of grandmother Frieda ...
Private film recordings document the everyday life and lifestyles of Lucerne residents* in past eras. With this private view of family celebrations, journeys, public speeches and important local events, amateur films show snapshots that history books, feature films and professional documentaries about past times cannot produce.
- EventFilms brought along as well as loop film and film programme from the Lichtspiel archive
Amateur films are part of an active culture of memory. In order to reawaken and preserve these memories, the Lichtspiel / Kinemathek in Bern brings these films back to light from the shadows of oblivion: What did your parents film? Which event was memorialised by your grandparents’ cinematic work? What did you capture with your Super8 camera to keep the memory alive? Get your Super8, Normal 8, 9.5mm or 16mm films from the attic and from the cupboards. Get advice on conservation measures. Show and tell others what you like or dislike to remember …
This participatory event unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the Covid situation. The Kinemathek Lichtspiel Bern is always holding amateur film screenings as Home Movie Days. Under the following link you can experience a Home Movie Day. Tip: From minute 21 you will see wonderful footage of a trip to Lucerne in 1974, which also includes a visit to the Lion Monument …
CANCELLED! 2.00 - 5.00 pm «The daily life of the lion» - private film-making brought to light
Amateur films are part of an active culture of memory. To reawaken these memories and to preserve them, the Lichtspiel /
Kinemathek in Bern, these films from the shadows of oblivion back to light: What did your parents film? Which event was memorialised by your grandparents’ cinematic work? What did you capture with your Super8 camera to keep the memory alive? Get your Super8, Normal 8, 9.5mm or 16mm films from the attic and from the cupboards. Get advice on conservation measures. Show and tell others what you like or dislike to remember …
CANCELLED! 2.00 – 3.30 pm Lucerne residents* bring their old film (1 film per person). The Lichtspiel will carry out a conservation analysis and advise on how to store and secure the film. It is also possible to view the film with suitable equipment.
CANCELLED! From 4.00 pm film programme with films from the Lichtspiel archive and films of Lucerne residents have brought with them.
The Kinemathek Lichtspiel
The association Lichtspiel / Kinemathek Bern was founded in 2000 and has its purpose in maintaining, extending and making accessible
a unique collection of cinematographic material. About this Material includes equipment for film projection and editing, film itself – the in-house collection comprises around 25,000 films – and further film or cinema-related holdings (posters, literature, advertising material etc.). The Lichtspiel takes care of the arrangement of cinema and film knowledge, enables low-threshold and inclusive access to film and cinema culture and functions as a competence centre for Questions on the topic. Numerous offers and services are provided by the Association and made possible in the everyday life of the cinematheque.