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Rick Prelinger in person! February 20th and 21st

WCFTR is proud to co-present two very special lecture and screening events with archivist, writer, filmmaker and outsider librarian Rick Prelinger this weekend in Madison, WI – Looking Up From the Bench: For a Critical Archives Discourse (Friday, February 20th) and No More Road Trips? (Saturday, February 21st).  Rick Prelinger is an inspiring and engaging speaker whose archival work currently focuses on collecting, recontextualizing, and exhibiting home movies and amateur films. A special thank you to our co-presenters and sponsors The Center for Home Movies, UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison SLIS and Madison Public Library. 

Friday, February 20th | 1pm – 2:30pm | free admission!

Rick Prelinger at the Film Colloquium
Looking Up From the Bench: For a Critical Archives Discourse

Department of Communication Arts – 4070 Villas Hall University of Wisconsin-Madison
821 University Avenue, Madison, WI

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Saturday, February 21st | 7pm | free admission!

No More Road Trips?
Rick Prelinger | USA | 2013 | 79min

Chazen Museum of Art, Elvehjem Building (L160)
800 University Avenue, Madison, WI

No More Road Trips? provides a dream ride through 20th-century America made entirely from home movies, exploring the highways and byways of a period in American history that may well be in our rearview mirror and asks whether we’ve come to the end of the open road. No More Road Trips? is a perpetual work in progress, a silent movie that cannot be completed until YOU, the audience, lends your voice to the images to this one of a kind interactive cinema experience.

Visit the Facebook event page for all the details!

No More Road Trips? The 66-second trailer! from Rick Prelinger on Vimeo. 

“Artfully assembled from thousands of home movies and amateur films, No More Road Trips?, the latest film from archivist and filmmaker Rick Prelinger (Lost Landscapes of San Francisco; Lost Landscapes of Detroit), explores the highways and byways of a period in American history that may well be in our rearview mirror. Focusing on road culture and the idea of “peak travel,” the film is a participatory experience that depends upon audiences to provide the soundtrack and narration. No More Road Trips? is a perpetual work in progress, a piece that cannot be completed until you, the audience, lends your voice to the images to this one of a kind interactive cinema experience.”

– from 2014 New York Film Festival catalog