Rick Prelinger is back in December at the Castro Theater with the 2017 installment of Lost Landscapes.
The series, different every year, is an archival film program that celebrates San Franciscos past and looks towards its future. Archivist Rick Prelinger assembles old film footage of San Francisco to create a feature-length program that shows San Francisco’s neighborhoods, infrastructures, celebrations and people from the early 20th century through the 1970s.
Highlights from this year’s film will include North Beach clubs and nightlife, colorful New Deal labor graphics, early BART footage, a scooters’ rights demonstration, dunes in the Sunset, Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal shooting WHAT’S UP DOC? on location in the Richmond District, more footage of the mysterious Running Man in Chinatown and on Nob Hill, Bay Area activism, Latino families dancing on Ocean Beach, and much, much more.
There will be two shows on Tuesday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 13 at the Castro Theater, both 7:30pm shows. The Wednesday showing will also feature a presentation on the Prelinger Library, San Francisco’s famed experimental research library that supports artists, historians, community members, and researchers of all kinds. On both evenings you can purchase $50 Prelinger Library Patron Tickets, which includes reserved seating in the theater.
Tickets are available for purchase online and they sell out fast, so don’t delay!