Lost Landscapes of San Francisco
Lost Landscapes of San Francisco – a tradition for the last nine years – brings together familiar and unseen archival film clips showing San Francisco as it was and is no more.
This year’s screening will blanket the 20th-century city, from the Bay to Ocean Beach, including images of San Franciscans at work and play. Sequences may include: 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; and a selected reprise of greatest hits from previous years.
A pre-show will feature rare historical images of the Presidio from the 1920s through the 1970s.
As usual, 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.
Rick Prelinger is a filmmaker, teacher, archivist and historian. He founded Prelinger Archives in 1982, co-founded Prelinger Library (open to the public in downtown San Francisco) in 2004, and teaches at U.C. Santa Cruz.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)