Film and TV

The Found Footage Festival's Nick Prueher on Ahnold and disturbing ventriloquist dummies

There's nothing like found footage to showcase a wide cross-section of humanity's most maladapted, inept and bizarre, and as far as that goes, nothing beats the original. Since 1991, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have been collecting old VHS tapes, and in 2004, they started editing down the weirdest and most hilarious moments of their collection to show to delighted audiences the nation over -- that gig has since become a full-time job, and the Found Footage Festival brings its sideshow to Denver for back-to-back shows tonight and tomorrow. In advance, we caught up with co-founder Prueher to chat about research, public access TV and renting a friend.
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