Friday, October 10, 2008

Found Footage

From the Found Footage press release:

"The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, will make a one-night-only appearance in Asheville next month as part of its 2008 North American tour. Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, whose credits include The Onion and the Late Show with David Letterman, are excited to present their unique blend of video clips and live comedy in two big shows at the Asheville Arts Center (308 Merrimon Ave.) on Saturday, Oct. 11th at 8 and 10 pm. The shows are being sponsored locally by the Media Arts Project (The MAP) and OrbitDVD.

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 Pickett and 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.

Among the new video 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."

Lots more about this here.

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