Found Footage Festival | Kings | Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week
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Found Footage Festival 

When: Thu., Dec. 14, 8:30 p.m. 2017
Price: $12

In the eighties and nineties, camcorder enthusiasts and local television stations piled up countless hours of inept, low-budget, strangely beautiful video. As it became easier to digitize old VHS tapes and streaming video became a thing, moments that otherwise would have been lost to dust and decay have resurfaced, like the contents of a jammed toilet. Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have taken it upon themselves to archive and curate the oddest and most wonderful of these staticky moments from flea markets, Goodwill, and other places where old tapes go to die. Their latest compilation includes such shorts as "The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults," a rarely seen "Welcome Home from Desert Storm" parade with Roseanne Barr and Geraldo Rivera, and highlights from David Letterman's VHS collection, donated upon Letterman's retirement. The festival features live commentary, updates on many of the obscure figures featured in the footage, and a special presentation of hygiene films by Raleigh's own Skip Elsheimer of the A/V Geeks. Prepare to relive old memories and discover things you never heard of but feel like you remember anyway, reminding you that ours is a world of infinite possibility, and also, weirdness. —Zack Smith

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