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Wedding--Martin--home movies

This film from the Martin family home movies collection contains footage from a wedding. Scenes include the bride, groom, and wedding party, the guests, the cake, and the reception venue. The film ends with the married couple cutting the cake and then showing off their wedding presents.

We know little about the Martin home movies, and even less about this film in particular. The collection came from a donor who purchased the films at a yard sale. We believe these are the home movies of a man called Martin Martin, information we only have from the film boxes that were sent back from the processing lab, addressed to a Mr. Martin Martin, of Somerville, NJ. Sadly, this is not the only mystery home movie collection in our vaults. Read more about these unidentified films and the steps we take to locate as much information about them as possible over on our blog.
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MIRC ACE Spring 2012 Winner
The Award for Creative Editing (ACE) celebrates innovative use of archival film footage for an editing exercise in MART 371: The Moving Image. View Past Winners.

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