Live debut of found VHS footage extravaganza VIDEO PIRATES

Eric Bresler, site editor of and Director/Curator of PhilaMOCA, presents the feature-length debut of his comedic found footage project Video Pirates at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art on Friday, November 9 at 8:00 PM.

Video Pirates takes short clips from thousands of instructional/educational/oddball VHS tapes and edits them together into thematic pieces.  VP debuted in July with the 10 minute short HORRORS (available here), which opened for a screening of POSSESSION at the International House.  VIDEO PIRATES: SPARKS, an hour-long history of the titular band, recently screened as part of the PhilaMOCA SPARKStacular on October 6.

November 9 will mark VP’s first live feature-length showcase of VHS treasures and oddities.  Mind-melting highlights of the event will include:

• A history of the Beanie Babies phenomenon
• Strange dog training videos
• An over-the-top faith-based exploration into the dangers of internet pornography
• A rare video history of Nasubi, an aspiring Japanese comedian who was forced to live in a room with no supplies for a year and a half.

Also expect a fair amount of wrestling, 90s music, Morrissey, and embarrassing clips of Eric’s past appearances on television.

Opening for Video Pirates will be the NYC-based purveyors of bad cinema WE HATE MOVIES who will engage in some live movie-bashing over clips from some of the worst films they’ve encountered.

A Captain Power demo will be setup for attendees pre- and post-show; free refreshments will be available courtesy of Narragansett Beer Co.

Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00.
All ages, $7 admission.

Official site.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of 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.

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