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Dispatch: August 2013

August marked the Texas Archive of the Moving Image's fourth year as guests of El Paso's Plaza Classic Film Festival. As in years past, TAMI hosted a Texas Film Round-Up free digitization drop-off in the historic Plaza Theatre's lobby. This year, El Paso contributed 398 films and videos, bringing the program's four year total to 2,364 films!  TAMI also curated and screened a program of highlights from past El Paso Round-Ups on Friday, August 9th in the Philanthropy Theatre and hosted digitization demonstrations in the Plaza Theatre lobby throughout the weekend.

Check out photos of our trip to El Paso on the Texas Archive flickr and find links to local press coverage below: 

Look for more information about our newest El Paso videos in September's New Releases or start watching with a search for "El Paso" on

In other news, TAMI was referenced in several interesting places this month: 

Top Five Texas Archive Films in August

  1. Mary Kay Cosmetics - Capture the Vision

  2. Police Surveillance Film of White Rock Lake Riot (1977) 

  3. Automobile Thefts - A Police Training Aid (c. 1953) 

  4. KOSA-TV - Mary McDowell: Mary Kay Sales Director (1978) 

  5. Fatal Car Wreck on Austin's Bull Creek Road 



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