Found Footage Festival
January 27, 2011
The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, will debut its brand-new show in Boston later this month. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, whose credits include The Onion and the Late Show with David Letterman, are excited to present their new lineup of found video clips and live comedy on Thursday, January 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre (40 Brattle St.) in Cambridge. They are also proud to announce that the show will be preceded by a 25th anniversary screening of the legendary short documentary, “Heavy Metal Parking Lot.” Tickets are $10 and are available at www.foundfootagefest.com.
The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout the country. Curators Pickett and Prueher host each screening in-person 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.
Among the new clips to be featured in the Volume 5 program:
-Self-hypnosis videos about how to be a better lover, businessman, and bowler
-A 1986 home movie taken during a debaucherous weekend in Fort Lauderdale
-A collection of ventriloquism how-to videos that will forever haunt you
-A brand-new compilation of exercise videos featuring Cher, Lyle Alzado and the American Gladiators