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The Found Footage Festival celebrates 10 years of terrible videos

Published Nov. 24, 2014

As the creators of the Found Footage Festival, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett are no strangers to bad ideas. And they'd have it no other way. For the past decade, that's exactly what Prueher, Pickett and the Found Footage Festival have done: showing people the best of the worst cheap VHS tapes the world has to offer, videos that can often make the tape from "The Ring" seem like a blissful rom-com.

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Found Footage Festival finds the most awful gems of a generation past

Published Nov. 25, 2013

When most movie fans hear the phrase "found footage," they normally cringe in fear. It's a gimmick now down to death in Hollywood. The good ones are hard to find; the bad ones are far too easy to find. That's not what the Found Footage Festival, returning to Milwaukee Friday night at the Turner Hall Ballroom, is about at all. Their collection of actual found VHS tapes is bad alright, but the best, most hilarious kind of bad.

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Found Footage Festival returns home to Wisconsin

Published Dec. 12, 2009

When the fifth Found Footage Festival comes to the Oriental Theater this week, it will be a homecoming not only for founders Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, but also for the festival, which got its start when Prueher and Pickett found an insipid McDonald's training video in the break room of a Stoughton fast food restaurant. Also, The Times hosts a stop on another nation-wide film tour.

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