Florida History in Motion


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ounded in 1984, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives houses over 35,000 hours of video tape and 23 million feet of film. A local television news collection dates to the late 1940s, with footage from landmark television station WTVJ (first in Florida, 16th in the nation) as well as WPLG, WCKT, WCIX, and WINK. A television documentaries collection covers the topics of immigration, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Program, presidential elections, and many more global events and trends that have played out on the Florida stage. Finally, home movie holdings of over 3000 reels dating to the 1910s bring long-gone buildings, attractions, and folkways alive for new generations. Read More Here

 

 


SEP 21 2017

Freaky Filmed-In-Florida Flicks: “Airport ’77” Screens for Free Friday, September 29

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Airport ’77 7:00 PM September 29 ADMISSION FREE MDC Live Arts Lab, 300 NE Second Avenue, Room 1101-1 Airport ’77, the penultimate film of the popular 1970s franchise, stars James Stewart as a super-rich art lover who packs his personal 747 with art treasures and several dozen of his very best friends. The airborne disco flies over the Bermuda Triangle, crashes into the ocean and…

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AUG 25 2017

What’s On-Screen at the Wolfson Archives’ FREE Art Days Open House October 13 & 14

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FILM SCREENINGS Room 8401, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14; ALL SCREENINGS FREE “Fun, Sun, Sand and Sea” Hit the road 1960s style and take a touristy trip through Florida’s pre-Disney roadside attractions. From the Everglades and Chokoloskee to deer farms and duck circuses, it’s a crazy, kitschy ride!…

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FEB 22 2017

REWIND/FAST FORWARD 2017 AT MEMORYLAB

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This year Rewind/Fast Forward, the Wolfson Archives’ recently reincarnated film, video and media festival focused on Florida, will be presented as part of MemoryLab at HistoryMiami on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19, 2017.   On Saturday REW/FF will be devoted to “Memory,” screening films and video that will evoke or implant memories of…

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