Found Footage Festival screens rare gems -- and giants, like Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Heavy Metal will just be only one of the many amazing artifacts excavated and edited for your edification by the Found Footage Fest dudes, who have been doing this for seven years now and might actually make money at it. Their current program of video oddities from the golden age of VHS includes montages devoted to ventriloquism instruction (oddly creepier even than the sex-hypnosis segment), real-life Elmer Fudds' hunting calls, things strange even by public-access-channel standards, horrifyingly dull seminar speakers, and the inevitable vintage exercise-video grotesquerie.
Other highlights include a bit from How to Spot Counterfeit Beanie Babies (what Pruehler calls "this adorable crime"), the lowest of all Linda Blair career lows, and something called "Rent-A-Friend," which stares into an existential void more terrifying even than Heavy Metal Parking Lot.
FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL
Fri/4–Sat/5, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m., $12
1727 Haight, SF