The Found Footage Festival, the popular touring showcase of odd and hilarious clips from found videotapes, will make its first-ever appearance in Toronto on Friday, May 4th at the Bloor Cinema at 9:30 pm. Having played to sold out crowds in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Montreal, the Found Footage Festival curators are looking forward to bringing their unique blend of found video clips and comedy to Toronto in this one-night-only engagement.
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.
Highlights from the show include:
-An insurance video with graphic reenactments of on-the-job accidents
-A travel video for Brazil featuring a young and frisky Arnold Schwarzenegger
-Toronto's own Corey Haim in a self-important video diary from 1989
-Outtakes from an industrial film about RVs.
For more information about tickets and box office hours, visit the Bloor's website at www.bloorcinema.com or call 416-516-2331. Admission to the Found Footage Festival is $10.
Official Website: http://myspace.com/foundfootagefestival
Added by chimplips on April 18, 2007