Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco archival film night, Dec 4
Jeff sez, “‘Guerrilla archivist’ Rick Prelinger is once again joining forces with the Long Now Foundation for the 4th in his series of screenings titled, ‘Lost Landscapes of San Francisco.’ In the first talk of this series, Rick unveiled a jaw-dropping, now-famous restoration of a first-person perspective streetcar ride up Market Street, circa 1905.”
As in past years, Lost Landscapes 4 will be an eclectic montage of rediscovered and rarely-seen film clips showing life, landscapes, labor and leisure in a vanished San Francisco as captured by amateurs, newsreel cameramen and industrial filmmakers.
This year’s Lost Landscapes will include much new and unseen material from Prelinger Archives and other collections, including newly discovered films shot by longtime San Francisco residents. Unlike most film screenings, Lost Landscapes relies on audience members for the soundtrack — we encourage viewers to interact with the film, shout out questions and identify mystery scenes.