Tuesday, May 13 NO MORE ROAD TRIPS!
Internet Archive, San Francisco 6:30 reception / 7:30 screening
ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE HIGHLY ADVISED. Ticket link here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/671840
This is the second Bay Area screening of Rick Prelinger’s new film, which showed last year as a work in progress at SXSW and the SF International Film Festival. It’s a dream ride through 20th-century America made entirely from home movies, asking 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 Coast to California with a cast of hundreds, made from a collection of 9,000 home movies, 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 sound track for this fully participatory film is made fresh each screening by the audience, who’s encouraged to recall our shared past and predict the future.
This is a silent movie meant to be shown to viewers who ask questions, make comments, disagree with one another, and generally act like vocal sports spectators or the rowdies in the pit in front of the Elizabethan stage. A project of Creative Capital.
NO MORE ROAD TRIPS! will also be showing at SF DocFest in June: http://sfindie.com/festivals/sf-docfest/
Watch the 66-second trailer: