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Oakland Museum of California Presents First-Ever East Bay Presentation of Popular ‘Lost Landscapes’ Film Series

(OAKLAND, CA)—The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents the first-ever Lost Landscapes of Oakland on Saturday, February 22, from 3 to 5 pm. The highly anticipated film event, to take place in OMCA’s James Moore Theater, features a selection of rare, archival, and ephemeral films from the Prelinger Archives depicting moments throughout Oakland’s history. Led by Rick Prelinger, co-founder of the Prelinger Archives, the Lost Landscapes of Oakland program will feature active discussion throughout the screening in which audience members are encouraged to share their own stories, memories, and insights about the history of the city. Seating for this event is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lost Landscapes of Oakland is the first East Bay-focused installment in the popular, sell-out series of ‘Lost Landscapes’ screenings, known for their eclectic content, vibrant discussion, and audience interaction. The film program connects to OMCA’s exhibition Bay Motion: Capturing San Francisco Bay on Film, organized by OMCA Senior Curator of Art René de Guzman and guest-curated by Prelinger.

Lost Landscapes of Oakland is preceded by a screening of the #BayMotion Video Mashup Contest during Friday Nights @ OMCA on February 21, from 7 to 9 pm. Also inspired by the Bay Motion exhibition, the contest encourages people to remix footage from the Prelinger Archives or their own to produce a video capturing their unique perspective on the Bay. Winners will be selected at the February 21 screening by a panel of guest judges, and will receive a valuable prize package, including a copy of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 Master Collection, a personalized tour of the Bay Motion exhibition, and two free tickets to the highly anticipated Lost Landscapes of Oakland on the following Saturday, February 22. For more information about the #BayMotion Video Mashup Contest and screening visit


WHAT: OMCA Film: Lost Landscapes of Oakland
WHEN: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 3–5 pm
WHERE: Oakland Museum of California at 1000 Oak Street in Oakland, CA
COST: Included with regular Museum admission. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.