Oakland Lost Landscapes 

Free at the New Parkway.

Historian and media activist Rick Prelinger’s popular Lost Landscapes series will be coming to The New Parkway (474 24th St.) for a free presentation of Oakland-specific material on Friday, April 1 as part of First Friday Shorts. Oakland Lost Landscapes is a montage of rediscovered and rarely-seen film clips taken by news cameramen, amateur videographers, and industrial filmmakers at times when the city looked very different than it does today. Although Prelinger — whose archive of 60,000 such films from across the country now lives at the Library of Congress — researched and compiled the Oakland Lost Landscapes collection, his student Alex Cruse will be giving the presentation on Friday. Cruse is an Oakland-based writer, interdisciplinary artist, and educator who worked at the Prelinger Archives between 2012 and 2013 and is now the primary producer of the Lost Landscapes series. Unlike most screenings, talking is encouraged during Lost Landscape presentations. “We should think about not just making films, but making events as well,” Prelinger told the Express in 2014. “I want to use historical film material as an opportunity to get people talking about issues that might be hard to talk about.”

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