The Found Footage Festival, the popular touring showcase of odd and hilarious clips from found videotapes, is proud to announce its first-ever West Coast tour. Having played to sold out crowds in New York, Boston, Minneapolis, Austin and Chicago, the Found Footage Festival will bring its unique blend of video clips and comedy to selected cities in California, Oregon and Washington in September 2005.
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 Geoff Haas, 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 90-minute celebration of all things found.
Highlights from the show include:
An insurance video with graphic reenactments of on-the-job accidents ^ A travel video for Brazil featuring a young and frisky Arnold Schwarzenegger ^ A segment from a home shopping channel featuring two obnoxious hosts ^ Outtakes from an industrial film about RVs.
Before embarking on its extensive West Coast tour in September, the Found Footage Festival will present a new lineup of found video clips and comedy back home in New York on Friday, Aug. 5th at 8:30 p.m. The curators are excited to present this show outdoors at Automotive High School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as part of the Rooftop Films 2005 Summer Series (www.rooftopfilms.com). It is the closest thing to a drive-in movie experience that most New Yorkers are likely to get all summer.
FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL WEST COAST TOUR DATES
Friday, Sept. 9th – 9:30 p.m. – Varsity Theatre – Seattle, WA
Saturday, Sept. 10th – 9 p.m. – Laurelhurst Theater – Portland, OR
Sunday, Sept. 11th – 9 p.m. – Bijou Art Cinemas – Eugene, OR
Monday, Sept. 12th – 9 p.m. – Capitol Theater – Olympia, WA
Wednesday, Sept. 14th – 7 & 9 p.m. – Pageant Theatre – Chico, CA
Thursday, Sept. 15th – 8 p.m. – The Crest Theatre – Sacramento, CA
Friday, Sept. 16th – 8 & 10 p.m. – Roxie Cinema – San Francisco, CA
Saturday, Sept. 17th – 8 & 10 p.m. – Roxie Cinema – San Francisco, CA
Sunday, Sept. 18th – 6 p.m. – Parkway Theater – Oakland, CA
Monday, Sept. 19th – 8 p.m. – SLO Brewing Company – San Luis Obispo, CA
Wednesday, Sept. 21st – 8:30 p.m. – Hillcrest Theater – San Diego, CA
Thursday, Sept. 22nd – 8 p.m. – M Bar – Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sept. 23rd – 8 p.m. – M Bar – Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sept. 24th – 8 p.m. – M Bar – Los Angeles, CA
For more info, visit the Found Footage Festival website.