A captivating urban history lesson crafted from old home movies and even “process plates” from commercial films, “Lost Landscapes of New York” is an archivist’s vision of a demolished NYC. Rick Prelinger has assembled a filmic piece that explores the complexity of NYC’s developments—revealing many well-known areas before their contemporary development. From neighborhood street views in Harlem and Williamsburg to a ride through Grand Central in the ’30s and Coney Island in the ’20s, the work charts so many iconic areas and the people within—all of which have changed. “Lost Landscapes of New York” just screened at NYC’s Skirball Center and due to continued demand, it will play at the Museum of Moving Image 10-11 February 2018. Read more at the Times.
Archivist Rick Prelinger’s Filmic Glimpse of Demolished New York