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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

For those who've never had the pleasure of attending, the Found Footage Festival is a riotous, one-of-a-kind experience, and it's coming to the Red Vic this weekend. Conceived as "a celebration of odd and hilarious videos" by founders Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, who began collecting obscure footage in 1991 after discovering an embarrassingly simpleminded McDonald's instructional tape for prospective janitors, the festival previously featured commercials gone wrong and a priceless mini-documentary about Corey Haim. This year's edition promises many more must-see missteps. Elsewhere:

Jeffrey Levy-Hinte Delivers a Blast of 'Soul Power'

Professional boxing has fallen into such a state of cultural irrelevance that it’s hard to imagine a time when a single bout, staged more than 8,000 miles from the sport’s unofficial home in Las Vegas, could have galvanized spectators around the globe. Yet that is precisely what happened in 1974, when Muhammad Ali and George Foreman faced off in Kinshasa, Zaire, in the epic fight billed the “Rumble in the Jungle.”

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