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Tuesday October 21, 2014

Sixth Annual Found Footage Festival Tours NY this Weekend

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(Photo credit: macwagen)

Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett are archivists, preserving of the lost art of VHS fringe videos. In 2004, they launched the first ever Found Footage Festival. They scour thrift shops (they claim the best one is in Anchorage, Alaska), dumpsters and garage sales across America for newly-found forgotten videos. The genesis of the festival came long ago, when Pickett was working at a McDonald’s and found a janitor training video in the break room. “I could not believe how stupid it was,” he told The Village Voice. Now in its sixth year, the festival provides a fuller portrait of American culture, complete with flaws, shaky video shots and Slim Goodbody. The Found Footage Festival tours several major U.S. cities, and will be in Hoboken and NY this weekend.

The Village Voice