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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 Atheist Film Festival, which comes to the Red Vic Movie House this Saturday (and is FREE), is bound to attract many an intellectual, along with a a delightful splattering of conspiracy theorists and wackos.
The full day includes six films and documentaries, like Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, The Rapture and The Four Horsemen, as well as a collection of shorts starring the irreverent minds of George Carlin, Ricky Gervais and others. Filled with curiosity and a hankering to see a young David Duchovny in 1991's The Rapture, we talked with the festival's co-founder and director David Fitzgerald to get to know how this San Francisco oddity came to be.
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: