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Found Footage Festival Returning to Indianapolis’ Big Car’s Service Center

The Found Footage Festival, a touring showcase of odd found videos, is returning to Indianapolis on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 pm. The show will be at the Big Car Service Center for Culture and Community, at 3819 Lafayette Rd., on the west side.

The Found Footage Festival is a traveling event made up entirely of videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America.

Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett of the Found Footage Film Festival

Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett of the Found Footage Film Festival

Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher host each screening provide commentary on the videos they have collected over the years. Whether’s it’s a “curiously-produced” industrial training video, or a collection of exercise tapes, Pickett and Prueher look at some of the kitschiest and kookiest videos that I’m sure most of the creators wish were now at the bottom of a landfill that’s being pushed into a volcano by a giant shredder.

Some of the new clips that will be featured this year, according to Pickett and Prueher, include:

  • A video featuring a woman whose enthusiasm for craft sponging borders on psychotic
  • A new collection of exercise tapes, including one called “The Sexy Treadmill Workout”
  • Never-before-seen clips from the Kenny “K-Strass” Strasser yo-yo pranks that the FFF hosts pulled on local news stations last year
  • An “opening act” of found classroom films from the ‘60s and ‘70s, curated especially for the show by renowned collector Skip Elsheimer of A.V. Geeks
  • Highlights from a 1986 video about how to care for your ferret

Tickets are $10, and you can get them at the door, or buy them in advance at the Found Footage Festival website.

Photo credit: Nick Prueher, Found Footage Festival

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