Lynn Kirste

Lynne Kirste is Special Collections Curator at the Academy Film Archive, where she cares for materials that include the Archive’s extensive collection of home movies. She is delighted to have the opportunity to share some of the Archive’s rare Hollywood home movies with an audience of classic movie buffs. Kirste believes that home movies document life in a way no other type of film does, capturing everything from family relationships to historic events from a personal point of view. She has presented home movie programs at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and numerous other venues, from an academic symposium in Boulder, Colorado to a celebration of UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in Bologna, Italy.

Her publications include articles in Mining the Home Movie, edited by Karen Ishizuka and Patricia Zimmermann, and the Cinema Journal; and she provided commentary for a home movie selection on the DVD set Treasures V: The West, produced by the National Film Preservation Foundation.

If you have home movies of your own, Kirste would be happy to share information about how to store, care for, and view them.