At some point during the Found Footage Festival’s latest show -- maybe when the masturbation how-to segment comes on -- you’re going to ask yourself how the hell all this weird stuff came to exist. “I think it was kind of a gold rush,” explains Nick Prueher, who co-founded the show with partner Joe Pickett. “In the ’80s and ’90s, VHS was so cheap to produce; everybody went there searching for fame and fortune. You ended up with a lot of goofy ideas.”
Tonight's installment, volume six of the long-running show, includes the world’s most enthusiastic sponge painter, a man named Beaver Felton teaching you how to play bass, and topless women in a “sexy workout” video that’s neither sexy nor a workout. It’s a greatest-hits trip through thrift stores, garage sales and Grandma’s attic, all narrated by Prueher and Pickett, who provide comedic commentary and context.
Delve into the history of bad ideas immortalized on cheap videotape at 7:30 p.m. at the Denver FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue; tickets are $12, $10 for DFS members. For more information, visit www.foundfootagefest.com or www.denverfilm.org, or call 303-595-3456.
Sat., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m., 2012