The Found Footage Festival, the popular touring showcase of odd and hilarious clips from found videotapes, will make a stop in Seattle on Friday, September 9th at 9:30 pm at the Varsity Theatre as part of its first-ever West Coast tour. Having played to sold out crowds in New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Austin and Chicago, the Found Footage Festival curators are looking forward to bringing their unique blend of video clips and comedy to Seattle in this one-night-only show.
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 Geoff Haas, 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 90-minute 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
-A segment from a home shopping channel featuring two obnoxious hosts, and
-Outtakes from an industrial film about RVs.
The Found Footage Festival has been named a "Critics' Pick" in dozens of publications, including The Onion, The Village Voice and The Chicago Tribune, and was recently the subject of multi-page features in Punk Planet magazine and on Wired.com. The curators have been featured internationally on Reuters Television and nationally on the G4 cable network?s "Attack of the Show." Online independent film magazine Film Threat (www.filmthreat.com) gave the show a five-star review (out of five), touting it as "true underground cinema." "If you want to see something truly different and disturbing," reviewer Eric Campos wrote, "the Found Footage Festival has what you?re looking for en masse."
Additional information and a short preview of the show can be found on the festival's website: www.foundfootagefestival.com.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Operated by Landmark since 1989, the Varsity Theatre currently features an eclectic mix of Hollywood favorites, independent films and foreign language cinema. Located at 4329 University Way in the heart of Seattle's University District, it has been operating as a movie theatre since 1940. Admission to the Found Footage Festival is $10. For more information, call the venue's box office at 206-781-5755.
Added by chimplips on August 11, 2005