Following a sold-out 2006 national tour, the Found Footage Festival will make its triumphant return to Los Angeles this spring 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 hilarious found video clips in a special three-night engagement at M Bar in West Hollywood. The shows are co-presented by the Un-Cabaret and will take place on Thursday, May 24th, Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th at 8 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. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick 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 clips to be featured in this special 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