Lost Landscapes screenings at Internet Archive, April 2010

Please come to the San Francisco repeat screenings of Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 5 and Lost Landscapes of Detroit in the beautiful, newly-refurbished Internet Archive screening space in San Francisco's Richmond District! Important information is below.

Sunday, April 10, at 7:30 pm:

Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 5 (2010) is the latest in a series of historical urban explorations, made from home movies, industrial and promotional films and outtakes, and other cinematic ephemera. It was first shown at Herbst Theatre in December 2010, and this will be its second screening. As many of you know, this is interactive cinema: YOU are the soundtrack. Please come prepared to shout out your identifications, ask questions about what's on the screen, and share your thoughts with fellow audience members.

This year's program includes newly-discovered footage of glider flights on the unbuilt Sunset District dunes, Joe DiMaggio's wedding, war games in Kezar Stadium, and 1920s hipsters drinking in Golden Gate Park.

I'll also present some new surprises not included in the December 2010 show.

RSVP necessary to rsvp@archive.org

Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 pm:

Lost Landscapes of Detroit (2010) presents historical film footage of Detroit during its busiest years, including home movies, newsreels, civic and promotional films. While the show presents many places and activities that are no longer with us, it's not an exercise in nostalgia -- rather, it's an attempt to kindle conversation about Detroit's complex present and possible futures, as informed by its glorious past. Again, this is an interactive show -- YOU are encouraged to shout out your identifications, ask questions, and share your thoughts with fellow audience members. Members of the Detroit diaspora are especially welcome to share your experiences and expertise.

RSVP necessary to rsvp@archive.org

Suggested admission for each screening: $5 bucks -- or 5 books, which will be donated to Internet Archive's book scanning project

RSVP is necessary. The room seats 500, but these shows can be popular. Your RSVP to rsvp@archive.org will reserve you a seat.


Internet Archive is located at 300 Funston Avenue, corner of Clement Street, in San Francisco. It's one block east of Park Presidio (California route 1) at Clement, and reachable by many Muni lines, including the 1, 2, 28, 38.

Detailed directions are here.

If you'd like to reach me (especially with information about San Francisco or Detroit home movies and family films in your collection), please email me at footage AT panix.com.

Looking forward to seeing you!