The San Francisco of past decades can still be seen in rare archival film footage, but it’s left up to the audience to identify and comment on what they are seeing, in a featured program making a return appearance at this weekend’s Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. Bruce Robinson offers a preview.
Some scenes that film archivist Rick Prelinger has found show locations that have long since been swallowed by progress. He cites one memorable example, shot in a now-vanished San Francisco cemetery.
The Lost Landscapes of San Francisco will be shown at 2 pm on Saturday , March 28, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Ticket information can be found here, and a full schedule for the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is online here.