28 March

Conero Mountain

Rodolfo Galeazzi
Music by Guglielmo Pagnozzi

28 March 1948, Easter Sunday. Pope Pius XII addressed the crowd as follows: 'The great hour of the Christian conscience has sounded. Either this conscience awakens to a full and virile awareness of its mission of help and salvation for a humanity perilous in its spiritual make-up; and then it is health, it is the event of the formal promise of the Redeemer: 'Have confidence, I have overcome the world' (John 16:33). Or else (God forbid) this consciousness only half awakes, does not give itself courageously to Christ, and then the verdict, terrible verdict! of Him, is no less formal: 'He who is not with me, is against me' (Matthew 12:30)." Either this way or that way. We are on the eve of the crucial 1948 elections and the Americans have just made it known that in the event of a victory for the Left they will withdraw their economic support. The Galeazzi don't seem to care too much about the political situation, the weather is fine (for now) and the magnificent Conero landscape is worth the Easter picnic.



A year-long online programming, the 365 days of 2023. From January 1st to December 31st, every day we will publish on this site a film or an archive excerpt shot on that same day during the short century of small gauge formats cinema. A new and different way of telling the collective story and reconnecting it to today, through private and daily micro situations of individuals and families, public events filmed by amateur filmmakers, surprising shots of special moments, gestures, rituals. We will thus compose the mosaic of a portrait in progress, jumping from one date to another, from one place to yet another, following the 2023 calendar to tell the story of a century, made up of thousands of glances. The selected film materials are the result of a collective work of archival research and historical recontextualization, as well as sounding of mostly silent images which we re-appropriate also through the original sound and music. The Home Movies 100 Almanacco (almanac) is dedicated, on the centenary of his birth, to Jonas Mekas, the master of the avant-garde who was the first cantor of home movies and more directly a precursor of this project, with his 365 day project in 2007, the year in which every day he posted on the net a video shot that same day.

Home movies 100
Home Movies100 is a project of Fondazione Home Movies - Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia ETS.
Partner: Kiné società cooperativa. With the contribution of MiC - Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo and Regione Emilia Romagna - Emilia Romagna Film Commission. With the support of Coopfond, fondo mutualistico di Legacoop.