Found Footage Film Festival
Sure, it's hard to beat a three-year-old hitting her daddy in the junk with a Nerf bat. Or an overweight mother-of-the-bride having a ward-robe malfunction on the dance floor. But the Found Footage Film Festival isn't looking for America's Funniest Home Videos-type clips. Since 2004, comedy writers Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher (whose creds include stints with David Letterman and Stephen Colbert) have mined thrift shops and garage sales for VHS tapes, creatively recycling them into a traveling roadshow and hosting one-night presentations of the various clips for audiences across the country. The lineup of odd and hilarious salvaged videos screening at Aurora Picture Show includes one selection peppered with specific local flavor. ''This all-new Found Footage Festival program features a 1996 ferret-care video we found at a Salvation Army in Houston last year,'' says Prueher. ''We'll also be revealing for the first time that we were the ones behind the Kenny Strasser yo-yo pranks that hit news stations in the Midwest.' (A series of talk-show appearances by a bogus and completely inept yo-yo expert.) This program contains mature content, Aurora cautions, making us wonder what exactly they’re doing with those yo-yos.
7:30 p.m. 2442 Bartlett. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit aurorapictureshow.org. $10 to $15.
Mon., May 6, 7:30 p.m., 2013
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