Lost Landscapes of Oakland, California

Lecture/screening class (3 hours). Special admission applies. 

  • The Philosophical Concept of Unrestricted Access to Moving Images

    Associate professor at UC Santa Cruz and archivist, writer, and filmmaker

Film archivist Rick Prelinger will present an East Bay–themed version of his wildly popular Lost Landscapes series. The program will present rediscovered and rarely seen film clips of Oakland and the East Bay as documented throughout the twentieth century by amateurs, newsreel cameramen, and industrial filmmakers. The format of the presentation allows time for discussion and audience participation in the identification of local landmarks and sharing stories and historical lore. Prelinger’s experience and passion for orphaned films stems from his belief that we learn much about ourselves by studying these visual documents of our society.