The Found Footage Festival

The Royal Albert Arms and UMFM 101.5 presents:
The Found Footage Festival
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9:00
The Royal Albert Arms Hotel
48 Albert Street
$10

A glorious night of the worst in VHS (and other) info/entertainment.

Two rules govern Found Footage Festival:
1) Footage must be found on physical format. No YouTube.
2) It has to be unintentionally funny. Whatever it’s trying to do, it has to fail miserably at that.

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country.

They began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across a training video entitled, “Inside and Outside Custodial Duties” in a McDonald’s break room. Since then, they have compiled an impressive collection of strange, outrageous, and profoundly stupid videos on VHS.

It was finally in 2004, after more than ten years of collecting and sharing, they locked ourselves up in our apartment for three months with more than a thousand hours of found footage, and they watched. They watched one thousand hours of this odd and hilarious, often surprising, found treasure. When they emerged, we had distilled a thousand hours of footage into just the most sublime spectacles, intriguing characters, and beguiling, if not insightful, looks into those who lived during the golden days of the VHS dynasty. They had found 90 minutes of needles in a thousand haystacks. They called it The Found Footage Festival.

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~ by cineflyer on April 21, 2011.

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