Two Great Films

It Came From Schenectady and Found Footage Festival 2016

The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, will brings its new show to Proctors, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in an It Came From Schenectady presentation with comfy couches, themed drinks and more.

Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, whose credits include The Onion and The Late Show with David Letterman, are excited to show off their latest collection of special video hijinks in this one-night-only appearance. Tickets to the Found Footage Festival are $10 students; $15 adults and are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org.

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. 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 debuted in New York City in 2004 and has gone on to sell out hundreds of shows each year across the U.S. and Canada, including the HBO Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival. The festival has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and National Public Radio and has been named a critic’s pick in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times 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 the book, VHS: Absurd, Odd and Ridiculous Relics from the Videotape Era.