The Found Footage Festival: After Dark
Arnolfini, Bristol, BS1 4QA.
Perfect Strangers Comedy & Encounters Film Festival presents: The Found Footage Festival After Dark
Childhood friends Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are back after their two sell-out shows at Cube cinema in 2017, serving up their dirtiest, most disturbing, and patently misguided VHS finds from 25 years of collecting. The Found Footage Festival, America’s acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, will bring its new 2018 show to Arnolfini, 29th August.
The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Comedians Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report) take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped 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.
Highlights of the new show include:
- A home movie documenting a debaucherous holiday weekend in rural Michigan
- A New Age exercise video demonstrating a process called “testicle breathing”
- The “sexy” hype video for a 1980s pro wrestling duo called The Fabulous Ones
- Behind-the-scenes footage from a fishing-themed calendar called Women In Waders