The Found Footage Festival: Cherished Gems

Showtimes

DOUBLE FEATURE PRICE FOR “CHERISHED GEMS” ON DECEMBER 14 AND “AFTER DARK” ON DECEMBER 15 | GENERAL ADMISSION: $20 • LOFT MEMBERS: $18

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, the Found Footage guys, are coming back to Tucson to unleash their CHERISHED GEMS show, a crazed classics collection featuring their all-time favorite VHS finds from thrift stores across America. Prepare yourself for an evening of Found Footage Greatest Hits – an epic explosion of live comedy and video insanity you’ll never forget, no matter how hard you try!

“Hysterical and brilliant!” – Time Out

CHERISHED GEMS highlights include: outtakes from an ill-fated Winnebago industrial video featuring Jack Rebney, the world’s angriest RV salesman; a montage of unwittingly hysterical exercise videos, starring Angela Lansbury, adult film star Traci Lords, and a bearded hippie named Zar; a high-concept video from 1987 called “Rent-A-Friend,” aimed at lonely people with VCRs; and highlights from Pickett ad Prueher’s appearances on local morning news shows as a fake yo-yo expert, fake celebrity chef and fake strongman duo, Chop & Steele.   Don’t miss this hilarious GEM of a show – it’s going to be a riot!

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing VHS relics salvaged from thrift stores, garage sales and garbage cans across the country. Curators/hosts Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (The Colbert Report) 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 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.

(Total running time: 90 mins., Rated R)