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.
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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