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Found Footage Festival: Exposing The Weird World of Forgotten VHS Tapes

One of the coolest events flickering across the silver screen in San Francisco is the Found Footage Festival, a beyond hilarious extravaganza of video gems literally dug up from oblivion (aka, trash bins, "free" boxes on sidewalks, etc.) and showcased for a few days at the Red Vic. Over the years, the festival's exposed the world to some seriously bizarre finds that have since become internet legends, such as the Winnebago Man and the shenanigans of pre-gubernatorial Arnold Schwarzenegger in Rio. This year, they're kicking off the festival with a screening of the cult classic vintage vid, Heavy Metal Parking Lot. We talked to one of the festival's creators, Nick Prueher, about what it takes to make it happen:

The Good, The Bad and the Bizarre: Q&A with Nick Prueher of Found Footage Festival

Ever wonder what happened to all the cringeworthy home movies, instructional films and celebrity exercise videos that sprung from the '80s and '90s? Well, there's a good chance they might have passed through the hands of Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett at one point. Co-curators of the hilariously bizarre video mashup that is Found Footage Festival, Prueher and Pickett  are heading to the Red Vic Movie House October 2-3 to show off their latest treasures, and considering it's also their fifth anniversary, it's sure to be one hell of a ride. We caught up with Nick Prueher to get a glimpse of what it's like to be a found film aficionado:

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