From the Prelinger Archives
Feb 10 — Feb 11, 2018
The cultural historian and film archivist Rick Prelinger founded Prelinger Archives in 1983. The collection has grown to more than 60,000 “ephemeral films,” (a term encompassing advertising, education, industrial, and amateur films). One of the most exciting and important projects to emerge from the Archive is the “Lost Landscapes” programs, unique presentations of rare footage from cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Detroit, and now, New York City (thanks to a commission from Museum of the Moving Image). After a sold-out premiere in November, Rick Prelinger returns for an encore presentation of Lost Landscapes of New York, and to present Yesterday and Tomorrow in Detroit and a collection of four masterpieces of the industrial film genre.