Screening & Conversation
Rick Prelinger: Lost Landscapes of L.A.
1:30pm, Saturday, January 28, 2017
Rick Prelinger, founder of the Prelinger Archives, screens Lost Landscapes of L.A., a cultural history of greater Los Angeles made with footage from his vast archives. The archivist, writer, filmmaker and UC Santa Cruz professor combines excerpts from largely unseen “ephemeral” sources—home movies, and studio-produced background “process plates”—into a richly detailed socio-topographical study of cityscape and myth that casts the contemporary terrain in a new light. Founded in 1983, Prelinger Archives is among the largest repositories of its kind in the world. This event is organized by Veggie Cloud, an ongoing series of film screenings, talks and lectures organized by Kate Wolf and Courtney Stephens.