FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO NEW YORK

FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO NEW YORK

Fresh off a run of sold-out shows in the Midwest, the Found Footage Festival will return to New York in March with another installment of live comedy and hilarious clips from found videotapes. The Found Footage Festival curators will screen several “classic” videos from their collection at the 12th Annual New York Underground Film Festival from March 9th-15th before debuting a new lineup of videos on Friday, March 25th at 8 p.m. at the popular Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that compiles over an hour’s worth of footage from videotapes that were found at garage sales and thrift stores, and in warehouses and trash bins throughout the country. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher host each screening in-person and provide their humorous 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.
Three of the best-loved clips from the Found Footage Festival will be featured in the 12th Annual New York Underground Film Festival, running from March 9th-15th at Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan’s East Village. They will screen as part of the “JK!!!” shorts program, screening Friday, March 11th at 9:15 p.m. and again on Monday, March 14th at 11 p.m. The curators will be on hand at both screenings to answer questions and to promote the next full-fledged Found Footage Festival at Galapagos on March 25th.
Among the new clips to be featured in that show:

A preview for a VCR game about robots
Outtakes from a pet-of-the-week segment on a local newscast
A self-important video diary by one-time teen heartthrob Corey Haim

For more info, visit the Found Footage Festival website.




Posted on February 24, 2005 in Festivals by
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