Possibly the most exciting film-related event of the season will be going down at Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday November 6 when the Found Footage Festival squares off against Found Magazine to finally prove the superiority of found videos over found notes (I’m obviously in the former’s camp). For those of you not in the know, the Found Footage Fest are, alongside TV Carnage who I hosted at the I-House earlier this year, the leading purveyors of oddball found footage. Think of things like promotional videos for ludicrous products, angry billiards teachers, workout videos hosted by unintelligible rednecks, and artifacts from the VHS age including videotape-based boardgames and the legendary Rent-A-Friend, all lovingly edited into easily watchable segments for your viewing (dis)pleasure. They’ve self-released five DVDs of their live shows, which often feature video appearances by famous friends including Bob Odenkirk and David Wain. Don’t miss it!
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.