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Rick is founder of Prelinger Archives in San Francisco, whose moving image holdings may be found online at www.archive.org. Rick co-founded Prelinger Library (www.prelingerlibrary.org), a publicly-available collection of historical periodicals, books, print ephemera, maps and government documents.
This year's LOST LANDSCAPES (the 9th year in a row!) will bring together familiar and unseen archival film clips showing San Francisco as it was and is no more.
Blanketing the 20th-century city, from the Bay to Ocean Beach, this screening includes San Franciscans at work and play; peace rallies in Golden Gate Park; early hippies in the Haight; a walk on the incomplete Golden Gate Bridge; newly-discovered images of Playland and the waterfront; families living and playing in their neighborhoods; detail-rich streetscapes of the late 1960s; 1930s color images of a busy Market Street; a selected reprise of greatest hits from years 1-7; and much, much more.
As usual, you'll be the star at the glorious Castro -- audience members are asked to identify places and events, ask questions, share their 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 kicked off his ninth installment of Lost Landscapes of San Francisco with his usual directive to the audience of 1,400-- “You are the soundtrack.” In a sold-out house at the historic Castro Theater, audience members followed suit by calling out the names of streets, identifying neighborhoods, and adding historical context.
More than half of the show this year was comprised of new footage. This year’s show opened with a familiar scene: a half-built eastern section of the Bay Bridge--only this time it was in the process of being built (instead of its current state of half-dismantled). The show continued with some neighborhood tours courtesy of extra Hollywood B-roll footage. One of the highlights this year was newly restored footage of the 01915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition, including the last time the Liberty Bell made a trip across the country. Rick also premiered some newly discovered footage of San Francisco’s more recent history: peace rallies from the Vietnam War and footage of early hippies on Haight street.
Rick Prelinger's archive contains hundreds of historical films showing San Francisco and Northern California history, the history of technology and industry, and everyday life.--Long Now
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