The Lives of Energy

Rick Prelinger

Film Screening: September 17, 7:15pm, Empire Drive-In, South Hall. FREE with admission to South Hall (South Hall multi-day ticket $5).

The Lives of Energy (2010), a feature-length reflective collage film by Rick Prelinger, uses archival images and sounds to reconstruct a history of human interaction with energy. Tracing energy from its pre-human existence to the industrial age and beyond, the film counterposes the persuasions of the past with the limits of the present and the dreams of the future. The Lives of Energy was originally commissioned by AV Festival UK. Prelinger’s last feature-length film, Panorama Ephemera, was shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2005) and Adelaide Film Festival (2005).