On the heels of its celebrated appearance at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Found Footage Festival will return to New York in August with another installment of live comedy and hilarious clips from found videotapes. The Found Footage Festival curators will debut a special "Best of the Found Footage Festival" lineup on Friday, August 18th at 8 p.m. on the lawn of Automotive High School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as part of Rooftop Films' Summer Series 2006.
This one-of-a-kind event compiles more than an hour's worth of footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout the country. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick 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.
The special "Best of the Found Footage Festival" lineup will feature the most beloved found videos from the past two years of the festival, including:
-A safety video featuring graphic reenactments of one-the-job accidents
-A medley of self-released music videos about the signs of the zodiac
-Classic moments from the Manhattan Public Access show, "Stairway to Stardom"
-The foul-mouthed outtakes of Jack Rebney, the world's angriest R.V. salesman
Doors open at 8 p.m. The Found Footage Festival will be preceded by a live musical performance at 8:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 9. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door or online via www.rooftopfilms.com. Advance tickets can also be purchased by calling SmartTix at 212-868-4444.
Official Website: http://www.foundfootagefestival.com
Added by chimplips on July 27, 2006