From: Rick Prelinger
Subject: Lost Landscapes of SF, back for Year 6
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 20:19:32 -0800
It's hard to believe that Lost Landscapes has developed a
six-year-history of its own, but indeed it has. Thanks to our sponsor
Long Now Foundation, we're moving this year to the Castro Theatre, San
Francisco's own movie palace, where I'll be presenting a show
jam-packed with uncommonly exciting discoveries. (See below.)
As I think most of you know, Lost Landscapes of San Francisco is a
feature-length program of archival film clips drawn from home movies,
amateur footage, studio outtakes and industrial films, showing the
City as it was. While the allure of vanished San Francisco is a big
part of the show, it also aims to get us thinking about our city's
future: what can these images of the past tell us about the kind of
city we'd like to live in?
Coming up this year, among many other things:
-- Color and B&W footage of San Francisco's cemeteries just before
-- Unique drive-through footage of San Francisco's Produce Market in
the 1940s (now Embarcadero Center and Golden Gateway)
-- Cruising the newly-built Embarcadero Freeway
-- Grungy back streets in working-class North Beach
-- New film showing the sandswept Sunset in the late 1930s, before its
dunes were covered with homes
-- Wild automobile rides through downtown in the 1920s
-- Newly-rediscovered Cinemascope footage of Playland, the Sky Tram,
and other parts of San Francisco, all in bright Kodachrome
And I'm delighted to announce that this will be the first-ever show in HD.
PLACE AND TIME: Castro Theatre, Thursday, December 8, 7:30 (doors 6:30).
TICKETS: Buy tickets here. IMPORTANT: These shows have a way of
selling out quickly. The Castro's a big, beautiful room, but I'd
advise ordering tickets right now.
TICKET LINK AND FURTHER INFORMATION:
Look forward to seeing you!