Exhibition: Pylon: Tourists in Rock n' Roll

In 1979, Randall Bewley, Curtis Crowe, Vanessa Briscoe Hay, and Michael Lachowski formed the band Pylon in Athens, Georgia. All connected to the local art scene, what the members lacked in musical experience they made up for with bold experimentation. The group created a danceable, new wave sound and unique visual style that became a foundational part of the emerging music scene in Athens during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Virtual Panel: Behind the Scenes with Freelance Filmmakers

Have you ever wondered who does all the research for some of your favorite documentaries and films? The answer is freelance archival producers! These "footage detectives" dive into the archives and wade through decades worth of material to bring documentaries to life. Their profession has been described as "Indiana Jones for nerds." Footage researchers are born storytellers, and their behind-the-scenes tales are often even more entertaining than what we see on the screen.

Virtual Tour: Home Movie Collections

Join the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection for a week-long celebration of Home Movie Day 2020! On Tuesday October 13 at 2 p.m., the Brown Media Archives will host a virtual tour of their home movie collections. Media archivists and audiovisual technicians will discuss and narrate some of their favorite home movies from the archives. They will also talk about the importance of home movies and how Brown Media Archives preserves and provides access to decades of amateur home films.

Virtual Discussion: Keith Bennett B-52's Home Movie Collection

Join the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection for a week-long celebration of Home Movie Day 2020! On Thursday October 15 at 7 p.m., artist Keith Bennett will discuss via livestream his home movie collection, housed at the Brown Media Archives. Bennett’s collection features several videos of the B-52's performing and touring in the 1970s and 1980s, as he is married to band vocalist Cindy Wilson. Bennett will discuss his experiences traveling with and filming the famous Athens band in the early days.

Florentine Films Panel Discussion

Part detective, part historian, archival researchers find the audiovisual traces of history that help documentary filmmakers bring history to life. If you're a history buff, you've probably watched documentaries featuring archival photographs and film. But how do the pieces of the puzzle come together to make a documentary? More importantly, where do those puzzle pieces come from? The Walter J.

Virtual Family Day: Home Movie Day 2020

Join the Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection for a fun family day celebrating Home Movie Day 2020! Hosted annually by The Center for Home Movies, Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking. From 16mm reels to VHS tapes, people have documented their everyday lives on film for over a century. Today, anyone can quickly record and share a home movie on their cell phone. Join us as we celebrate our home movies and yours!