Following a sold-out national tour, the Found Footage Festival will make its triumphant return to Eugene next month with a brand new installment of live comedy and hilarious clips from found videotapes. By popular demand, curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher will present their all-new lineup of odd and uproarious found video clips in a one-night-only appearance at the Bijou Art Cinemas on Sunday, Dec. 2nd at 7 pm.
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. Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, whose credits include The Onion and the Late Show with David Letterman, 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 show:
-Highlights from a cable access talent show called "Stairway to Stardom"
-An all-new collection of exercise videos featuring Marky Mark Wahlberg, O.J. Simpson and a group of rapping pregnant ladies
-An instructional video for a cosmetic device so frightening that it will forever haunt you
The Found Footage Festival has been named a "Critic’s Pick" in dozens of publications, including Time Out New York, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Chicago Tribune, and was the subject of a front page story on Wired.com. The festival has been featured on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," the G4 cable network’s "Attack of the Show," and recently on National Public Radio. The Onion proclaimed, "Bank on a big crowd and more than a few laughs at the expense of videotaped others."
ABOUT THE VENUE
Bijou Art Cinemas are housed in a large Spanish Mission-style building designed by the first dean of the University of Oregon's School of Architecture in 1925. The venue is located at 492 East 13th Avenue, between Mill and Ferry Streets, four blocks west of the University of Oregon campus. Admission to the Found Footage Festival is $7. For more information, call the venue’s box office at 541-686-2458.
Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/foundfootagefestival
Added by chimplips on November 17, 2007