The Found Footage Festival Vol. 8

The Found Footage Festival Vol. 8

Courtesy Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher

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Thu., May 25, 8-10 p.m. and Fri., May 26, 8-10 p.m. 2017
$15

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Downtown Independent Theater
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
213-617-1033

Feeling nostalgic for fuzzy, poorly edited VHS footage of exercise and instructional videos, local commercials, public access shows and home movies? Since 2004, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have been salvaging tapes from garage sales and thrift stores for their New York–based Found Footage Festival tour and DVDs. Pickett and Prueher (a former researcher on The Late Show With David Letterman) screen their vintage finds, while providing commentary, even where-are-they-now updates on their videos' subjects. For their latest tour, the hosts share new oddities from the Found Footage Festival Vol. 8 DVD, featuring more than 30 years' worth of VHS archives from Letterman's show, including the mating rituals of ferrets, Pete Rose talking to kids, Mickey Rooney teaching acting and Burt Reynolds doing racist impressions of Indians and Native Americans.

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