November 17th, 02011 by Austin Brown
The Long Now Foundation’s monthly
Rick Prelinger on “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 6″
Thursday December 8, 02011 at 7:30pm The Castro Theater
Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! • General Tickets $10
About this Seminar:
Rick Prelinger, a guerrilla archivist who collects the uncollected and makes it accessible, presents the 6th of his annual Lost Landscapes of San Francisco screenings. You’ll see an eclectic montage of rediscovered and rarely-seen film clips showing life, landscapes, labor and leisure in a vanished San Francisco as captured by amateurs, newsreel cameramen and studio filmmakers.
New material this year (presented for the first time in HD) will include San Francisco’s lost cemeteries in color, unique drive-through footage of the Produce Market (now Embarcadero Center and Golden Gateway), rides along the newly constructed Embarcadero Freeway, back streets in working-class North Beach, new film showing the sandswept Sunset before its dunes were covered, wild automobile rides through downtown in the 1920s, newly-rediscovered Kodachrome Cinemascope footage of Playland and the Sky Tram, and much more.
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