Director Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher
Year 2015
Starring Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher
Run Time 90min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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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 North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped 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 clips featured in the Found Footage Festival’s Salute to Weirdos:

  • Newly unearthed footage of New York’s public access weirdo showcase, “Stairway to Stardom.”
  • An arts & crafts instructional video by a woman who is psychotically enthusiastic about sponge painting.
  • A montage of exercise video weirdos, including Angela Lansbury, Traci Lords, and a bearded hippie named Zar.
  • Consummate weirdo Arnold Schwarzenegger in a 1983 travel video called “Carnival In Rio,” seductively feeding a woman a carrot.

The Found Footage Festival debuted its first show in New York City in 2004 and has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows each year across the U.S. and Canada, including the HBO Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival. The festival has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, National Public Radio and has been named a critic’s pick in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Chicago Tribune. The FFF can also be seen twice a week in a popular web series on The Onion’s A.V. Club, in the hit documentary “Winnebago Man,” and in their book, “VHS: Absurd, Odd and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era.”

“Skull-crushingly funny.” –A.V. Club

"Carrying the torch for all the odd video gems out there." –John C. Reilly

“The arbiters of awesome odd ephemera.” -Mashable

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