Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 8
Back by popular demand, Rick Prelinger hosts LOST LANDSCAPES OF SAN FRANCISCO 8, the latest in his annual series of live archival film events. Bringing together familiar and unseen moving images showing San Francisco as it was and is no more. Blanketing The City, from the Bay to Ocean Beach, this screening includes newly-discovered images of Playland and Sutro Baths; the waterfront; families living and playing in their neighborhoods; detail-rich streetscapes of the late 1960s; wartime scenes of the working harbor; a spanking-new Bay Bridge; and much, much more. As usual, audience members are the actors during the screening -- you are asked to identify places and events, ask questions, share thoughts, and create an unruly interactive symphony of speculation about the city we've lost and the city we'd like to live in.
Rick Prelinger ~ Through numerous speaking engagements and scholarly articles over the past 30 years, Rick Prelinger has become the most vocal proponent of moving image archive accessibility, calling on archivists to reverse the past prioritization of preservation over free and democratic use of archival materials. Starting in 1983, Prelinger began building up his own moving image archive, collecting more than 60,000 of what he has coined "ephemeral films"those non-fiction films whose relevance was thought to be finished after they served their initial purpose, but are now understood to contain important clues to the pasthome movies, educational, promotional, industrial, and other amateur films. In 2002, the Library of Congress recognized the historical import of Prelinger's films by acquiring the collection to be protected among other national treasures. True to his commit to access, Prelinger has digitalized thousands of items from his archive to be watched, downloaded, and reused freely through the Creative Commons Public Domain License: http://archive.org/details/prelinger . In 2004, he and his partner, Megan Prelinger, opened the doors to the Prelinger Library in the SOMA district of San Francisco, which houses an impressive collection of print materials, many of them significant for local historians: http://www.prelingerlibrary.org/home/ .
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