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Found Footage Festival


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The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, will make a one-night-only appearance in Lawrence next month as part of a 2009 North American tour. Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, whose credits include The Onion and the Late Show with David Letterman, will present their new lineup of video clips and live comedy for the first time in Kansas.

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that 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 Pickett and 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 video clips to be featured in the show:

-17 workplace sexual harassment videos, edited down to three minutes of
just the best reenactments
-A brand-new collection of exercise videos featuring Playgirl’s 1985 Man
of the Year, a scantily-clad Angela Lansbury, and a guru who calls
himself “The Laughing Yogi.”
-Video contributions by Chris Elliott and David Cross
-An instructional video on how to toilet train cats


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