351 East 6th Street
Chico, California

Following a sold-out national tour, the Found Footage Festival will make its triumphant return to Chico 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 two big shows at the Pageant Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 1st at 7 and 9 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."


The Pageant Theatre is one of Chico's finest movie houses, featuring an eclectic lineup of first-run independent films from the U.S. and abroad. The theatre is located at 351 East 6th Street. Tickets for the Found Footage Festival shows are $8 and are available at the door. For more information, call the venue’s box office at 530-343-0663 or visit www.pageantchico.com.

Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/foundfootagefestival

Added by chimplips on November 17, 2007

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