San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country.
Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.
The Found Footage Festival was founded in New York in 2004 and has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows across the U.S. and Canada, including the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The festival has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, National Public Radio and has been named a critic’s pick in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Chicago Tribune. The FFF can also be seen twice a week in a popular web series on The Onion’s A.V. Club, in the hit documentary“Winnebago Man,” and in their book, “VHS: Absurd, Odd and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era.”
When & Where
The Colonial Theatre
Built in 1914 and opened the following year, the historic The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH is reputedly the oldest continuously operating movie theatre in the country. Given new life in 2001 as a non-profit community cultural center presenting independent cinema, world class music and high quality family entertainment, the 300 seat The Colonial Theatre offers an intimate and authentic entertainment experience. Beer and wine are served at most age appropriate events and intermission with a cold beverage on our 1,400 square foot covered patio is what summer is all about. Come join us and be part of it!
The Colonial Theatre is owned and operated by The Friends of The Colonial, a 501(c)3 tax exempt, fiscally responsible non-profit corporation, managed and run by a volunteer Board of Directors and a professional staff. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.