Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: Fundraiser Benefitting Internet Archive — Friday, December 19, 2014

FerryBldgFromWaterDuskRick Prelinger’s Lost Landscapes of San Francisco is back for one final performance this year!   Now you can catch this perennially sold-out show and your ticket donation will benefit the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library which hosts the Prelinger Collection. Please give generously to support the effort.


Friday, December 19, 2014
6 pm Reception
7:30 pm Film

300 Funston Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Get tickets here!


TouristsGGBopening1936ATripDownMarketStreet1906_1This year’s LOST LANDSCAPES brings 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 and the Presidio to Bayview, this screening includes San Franciscans at work and play; early hippies in the Haight; a highly privileged walk on the unfinished 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; peace rallies in Golden Gate Park; 1930s color images of a busy Market Street; a selected reprise of greatest hits from years 1-8; and much, much more.

As usual, the viewers make the soundtrack — 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.

The film begins at 7:30 pm and is preceded by an informal
reception that begins at 6:00 pm.

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2 Responses to Lost Landscapes of San Francisco: Fundraiser Benefitting Internet Archive — Friday, December 19, 2014

  1. yumna says:

    Excuse me sir, what’s the magnum opus of Rick Prelinger?

  2. wendy says:

    Hi Yumna,
    Are you familiar with the work of filmmaker, professor and archivist Rick Prelinger?

    Internet Archive is also home to the Prelinger Archives, a collection of more than 6500 historic films and visual ephemera—the first and largest free repository of archival moving image materials available for unrestricted viewing, downloading and reuse.

    I would say the entire collection comprises Rick’s Magnum Opus–you can see some of it in this Interactive show. Hope to see you there!

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