88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Today's stream is sponsored by Maxie's

Found Footage Festival

Thu, 11/11/2010 -
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Click to enlarge

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country.We began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across a training video entitled, "Inside and Outside Custodial Duties" in a McDonald's break room. Since then, we have compiled an impressive collection of strange, outrageous, and profoundly stupid videos on VHS.

It was finally in 2004, after more than ten years of collecting and sharing, we locked ourselves up in our apartment for three months with more than a thousand hours of found footage, and we watched. We watched one thousand hours of this odd and hilarious, often surprising, found treasure. When we emerged, we had distilled a thousand hours of footage into just the most sublime spectacles, intriguing characters, and beguiling, if not insightful, looks into those who lived during the golden days of the VHS dynasty. We had found 90 minutes of needles in a thousand haystacks. We called it Found Footage Festival.

Found Footage will be taping for their 5th volume DVD at The Oriental Theater.  There will be two shows: one at 7pm and the other at 9pm. Check more on the festival at the avclub.

Found Footage Festival (DVD Taping)