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Project Premiere: Rick Prelinger’s No More Road Trips? in NYFF Convergence Program

September 19, 2013

New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
Saturday, September 28, 9:30pm

This Saturday, Rick Prelinger (2012 Film/Video) celebrates the New York premiere of his Creative Capital-supported project No More Road Trips? in the Convergence program at the New York Film Festival. Prelinger will be in attendance for this participatory cinematic event.

Artfully assembled from thousands of home movies and amateur films, No More Road Trips? 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 question of whether we, as a nation, may have reached “peak travel,” No More Road Trips? is a perpetual work in progress—an interactive movie-going experience that can only be completed when you, the audience, lend your voice to provide the soundtrack and narration.

No More Road Trips? is part of Prelinger’s ongoing work as an archivist, writer, filmmaker and outsider librarian. In 1982, he founded Prelinger Archives, a collection of industrial, advertising, educational and amateur films that was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2002. Prelinger has partnered with the Internet Archive to make 5,500 films available online for free viewing, downloading and reuse. Films from the Prelinger Archives are also available for viewing through the Linger iPhone app.

You can read more of the story behind No More Road Trips? on our blog, The Lab.

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