Friday, August 18th, 2006
8:30 - Live Music by Mushroom Cloud (click for details)
9:00 - Showtime
AFTER PARTY: DRINK SPECIALS AT MATCHLESS (just a few blocks away at Manhattan Ave & Driggs)
On the lawn of Automotive High School | DIRECTIONS
50 Bedford Ave, between N. 12th and Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
In the event of rain the show is indoors at the same location.
Found Footage Festival
On the heels of its celebrated appearance at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, the Found Footage Festival will return to New York in August with another installment of live comedy and hilarious clips from found videotapes. The Found Footage Festival curators will debut a special "Best of the Found Footage Festival" lineup on Friday, August 18th at 8 p.m. on the lawn of Automotive High School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as part of Rooftop Films' Summer Series 2006.
This one-of-a-kind event compiles more than an hour's worth of footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout the country. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher host each screening in-person and provide their unique observations and commentary on these found video 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 special "Best of the Found Footage Festival" lineup will feature the most beloved found videos from the past two years of the festival, including:
· A safety video featuring graphic reenactments of on-the-job accidents
· A medley of self-released music videos about the signs of the zodiac
· Classic moments from the Manhattan Public Access show, "Stairway to Stardom"
· The foul-mouthed outtakes of Jack Rebney, the world's angriest R.V. salesman
The Found Footage Festival has been named a "Critic's Pick" in dozens of publications, including The Onion, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Chicago Tribune, and was the subject of a front page story on Wired.com. The festival has been featured on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," the G4 cable network's "Attack of the Show," and recently on National Public Radio. Online independent film magazine Film Threat gave the show a 5-star review (out of five), touting it as "true underground cinema." "If you want to see something truly different and disturbing," reviewer Eric Campos wrote, "the Found Footage Festival has what you're looking for en masse."
THE MUSIC: Mushroom Cloud: Improvising around structures as far reaching as free-jazz,
electronic composition, rock and roll, and far eastern forms they
fuse them all into a journey akin to the beautiful starkness and
terrifying implications of the first atomic explosions.
Members include (but are not limited to):
Casey Block - Electronics
Dave Gould - Drums
Jeff Mooridian - Drums
Greg Peterson - Guitar
Harry Rosenblum - Saxophone(s) special guests