Rick Prelinger: No More Road Trips?
Sunday November 15, 2015, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Rick Prelinger: No More Road Trips?
At the Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
NOTE THE CHANGE IN OUR USUAL LOCATION
Rick Prelinger in person! Los Angeles premiere!
Rick Prelinger, the person most known for being behind the Prelinger Archives and the Internet Archive, visits Los Angeles for the local premiere of his wonderful home movie compilation, No More Road Trips?
No More Road Trips? (2013; digital video from film, 79:35 min.), a dream ride through 20th-century America made= entirely from home movies, asks whether we've come to the end of the open road. Have we reached "peak travel"? Can we still find fortune (and ourselves) on the highway? Are we nomads or stay-at-homes? A journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific made from a collection of 9,000 home movies filmed 1924-1979, No More Road Trips? reveals hidden histories embedded in the landscape and seeks to blend the pleasures of travel with premonitions of its end.
The audience constructs the soundtrack for this fully participatory film as we recall our shared pasts and predict the future.
Rick Prelinger, an archivist, writer, filmmaker and teacher founded Prelinger Archives, a collection of ephemeral non-theatrical film, in 1982. The collection has since transitioned into an archives of home movies and amateur film. His films PANORAMA EPHEMERA (2004) and NO MORE ROAD TRIPS? (2013) have played around the world, and he has made 18 participatory interactive urban history films throughout the U.S. In 2004, he co-founded Prelinger Library, an appropriation-friendly library in San Francisco. He is Associate Professor in UC Santa Cruz's Department of Film & Digital Media. More at http://www.prelinger.com/
Rick Prelinger will be doing a completely different presentation on Monday November 16th at REDCAT, Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles.
And for those of you interested in all of this, check out the UCLA Film & Television Archive's symposium on November 13-14, This Is the City: Preserving Moving Images of Los Angeles, followed by a great film series.
For more event information: www.lafilmforum.org, or 323-377-7238
Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available by credit card in advance from Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.
The theatre is located between 2nd and 3rd Sts. at:
251 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Main St. is one-way, running north, 2nd St. runs both ways, 3rd St. runs one-way west
Conveniently located near the 110, 10, and 101 freeways.
Lotted and garage parking is available twenty-four hours at 233 S. Main St. Limited street parking is also available after 6pm.
This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; Bloomberg Philanthropies; and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.
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Downtown Independent (View)
251 S Main Street
Loa Angeles, CA 90012
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