Get ready for the Found Footage Festival -- a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout the country. Curators Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) will be on hand to host the screening and provide their unique observations and commentary on these found video obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.
When: 7:30 pm, Wednesday, April 14th
Where: Malco Theatres' Studio on the Square (2105 Court Ave.)
Special Offer: Get 2 tickets plus a copy of the new Vol. 4 DVD for only $30!
Tickets available at the door beginning at 6:30 pm the night of the screening.
No one under 18 admitted.
It all began in 1991, when Joe and Nick began collecting found videotapes after stumbling across a training video entitled, "Inside and Outside Custodial Duties" in a McDonald's break room. In the 18 years since then, they have compiled an impressive collection of strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos found in garage sales and thrift stores, and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country. Since its first tour in 2004, the Found Footage Festival has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., including the HBO Comedy Festival at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The festival has been featured on National Public Radio, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and G4 TV's Attack Of The Show, and has been named a critic's pick in dozens of publications, including The Village Voice, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle ("Riotous!"), AVClub.com ("Skull-crushingly funny."), The Stranger, and The Chicago Tribune.
Two rules govern the Found Footage Festival:
1) Footage must be found on physical format. No YouTube.
2) It has to be unintentionally funny. Whatever it’s trying to do, it has to fail miserably at that.
Among the videos featured in the 2010 program:
-- A collection of the worst Saturday morning cartoons ever to surface on VHS
-- Highlights from a 1987 video dating reel found by David Cross
-- A home movie taken at a 1985 heavy metal festival outside Washington, D.C.
-- A brand-new compilation of exercise videos featuring Dolph Lundgren, Milton Berle, and WWF's The Bushwhackers