On April 10, 2011 Internet Archive kicked off the Internet Archive Presents public events series with a hometown favorite, Rick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco.
Culled from thousands of hours of home, commercial and institutional movies, Lost Landscapes presents San Francisco the way it was. From Gliders in the Outlands to Joe DiMaggio’s wedding to cityscapes of long gone people and places the movie offers both vitality and nostalgia. What makes the event especially vibrant is that the audience participates by shouting out places, events and people they recognize. Occassionally this results in a conversation about the backstory of these clips.
With over 400 people in attendance with a suggested donation of ‘5 bucks or 5 books” it was deemed a huge success. More public events are planned.
Check out video of the event at http://www.archive.org/details/lostlandscapes2011