9 1/2 global premiere
‘9 1/2’ – global premiere – Home Movie Day 2022 - October 15 @ 7:30 pm - October 19 @ 5:00 am UTC+2 - Projections
9 1/2 (https://www.facebook.com/nineandahalffilm/) will premiere in different locations around the world to celebrate Home Movie Day and the centenary of 9.5mm ‘Pathé Baby’ film! All of the premiere screenings are curated by archives and collectors that contributed footage to the montage film.
15 October – In Bologna, the film will premiere with musicians from the Conservatorio G.B. Martini di Bologna playing the score live, as part of the Festival Archivio Aperto (https://www.facebook.com/events/505945074369244) at Home Movies-Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia, executive producer of the film.
15 October – In Montréal, the film will be screened by Hors champ & Zoom Out at La lumière collective (https://www.facebook.com/events/5347745155301518).
15 October – In Timisoara, the film will be screened as part of the Analog Mania festival (https://www.facebook.com/AnalogMania) thanks to a partnership with Filmarchiv Austria
16 October – In Kobe, the film will be screened as part of Kobe Planet Film Archive’s Kobe Discovery Film Festival (https://kobe-eiga.net/…/09/KDFF_pamphlet_fix_s_220919.pdf).
18 October – In Niterói, the film will be screened at the university movie theatre Cine Arte UFF, by the Laboratório Universitário de Preservação Audiovisual of the Universidade Federal Fluminense (https://www.cinevi.uff.br/lupa/).
Further screenings are scheduled for the year-long theatrical tour of 9 1/2 from October 2022 to September 2023.
As part of the centenary of 9.5mm the association INEDITS Amateur Films / Memory of Europe presents:
22 film archives and collections
A montage film featuring 9.5mm amateur films from around the globe.
In 1922, thanks to the Pathé company, 9.5mm film was born in France. It was the first film format designed for home-made cinema. The movies therefore began to come out of the theatrical space and enter directly into the homes of spectators, transforming them into operators, directors and experimenters. From Japan to New Zealand, from Brazil to Chile, from Congo to Canada, the amateur camera became the medium to capture family moments, scenic travel episodes and the nuances of everyday life over time.
Constructed in three movements - travelogues, interactions with loved ones and experiments - 9 1⁄2 is a visual symphony of everyday life, through 9.5mm footage shot by amateurs from all over the world.
The film celebrates the centenary of the Pathé Baby film gauge, projector and camera, and will be screened during a year-long theatrical world tour from October 2022 until September 2023.
Curated by Anna Briggs, Michele Manzolini and Mirco Santi
Archival research by Anna Briggs
Edited by Giulia Goy and Michele Manzolini
Music composed by
Marco Bonato - Clarinet
Biagio Cavallo - Live electronics
Lorenza Ceregini - Live electronics
Esther Giuliano - Violin
Diana Onofrio - Cello
Erica Rondelli - Bass clarinet
Music supervision of Simonluca Laitempergher, as part of a partnership with
the International Masters Programme in Composition for Screen (InMICS) and School of Electronic Music of Conservatorio G.B. Martini of Bologna
Executive production by Home Movies – Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia
In collaboration with:
Ciclic Centre-Val de Loire
Cinéam – Archives audiovisuelles en banlieue parisienne
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema
Cinémathèque de Bretagne – Gwarez Filmoù
Cinémathèque des Pays Savoie et de l’Ain
Cineteca Nacional de Chile
Établissement de Communication et de Production Audiovisuelle de la Défense
Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna
Fukuoka City Public Library Film Archive
HMH Foundation Moving Image Archive
IICADOM The International Institute for the Conservation, Archiving and Distribution of Other People’s Memories
Kobe Planet Film Archive
Laboratório Universitário de Preservação Audiovisual da Universidade Federal Fluminense
Louis Pelletier Collection
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
North West Film Archive
Toy Film Museum
Yorkshire Film Archive / North East Film Archive
In collaboration with:
The International Master in Composition for Screen and the School of Electronic Music of the Conservatorio G.B. Martini of Bologna.
With the support of FIAF/ International Federation of Film Archives and Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé
Duration: 50 minutes
Format: 2K DCP 5.1