This film will be shown on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th at 7 pm admission $5.00. But, if you come to the matinee on Saturday, November 5th at 4:00pm, and bring a child, you will get in for free! More information on the MOCAD Upcoming Events page.
Saturday, November 5th 4PM matinee
A Family Screening of The Lost Landscapes of Detroit
Admission: Free | For families only (you must be with a child to attend)
An eclectic montage of rediscovered and rarely-seen archival film clips exhibiting life, cityscapes, labor and leisure from a ‘vanishing Detroit,’ as captured by amateurs, newsreel cameramen and industrial filmmakers. The Lost Landscapes of Detroit aims to offer Detroiters imagery of the City’s past, free from any sense of nostalgia, in an attempt to provide subject for contemplation as the people of the city build toward a new future. Unlike most film screenings, Lost Landscapes relies on audience participation for the soundtrack – interaction with the films is encouraged, as questions are shouted out, observations are shared and mysterious locations are identified.
Rick Prelinger began collecting ephemeral films -- advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur works -- in 1983. In 2002, his collection of over 200,000 items was acquired by the Library of Congress; many key films are available online at the Internet Archive. In 2004 Rick and spouse Megan opened the Prelinger Library in downtown San Francisco, which includes over 60,000 pieces of print ephemera, books, periodicals, maps and zines and is open to the public.