Field Guide To Sponsored Films | Freep Film Fest

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Self-described meta-archivist Rick Prelinger has spent years collecting, cataloguing and digitizing tens of thousands of ephemeral films that span the spectrum of genre and purpose but together speak volumes about America through its audio-visual past. Prelinger has become something of a fixture on the Detroit scene in recent years, visiting the city with archival projects such as “No More Road Trips!” and “Lost Landscapes.”

This latest program draws on his book "The Field Guide to Sponsored Films,” which details 465 U.S. films “made to sell, train, promote, advocate and convince.” On the occasion of their partial release for free and unlimited use by Prelinger and the Internet Archive, this program features a handful of entertaining selections from that trove. It arrives in Detroit just following its premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse San Francisco.

After the film: Longtime Detroit arts and culture journalist Rob St. Mary interviews Jeff Lambert, executive director, National Film Preservation Foundation.
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