On my way to see David Lynch's "Inland Empire", Jessica discovered in NOW (Toronto's free weekly) that the Found Footage Festival (which has the distinction of being the first google hit when you type in found footage) was on that night. Phew! That was a close one. I was hopeful there might be some avant-garde films in the mix--but I was treated instead to home videos, mcdonalds training videos, that famous RV commercial, Tracy Lords' exercise video and a Carnivale promo starring Arnold fresh off winning Mr. Universe. These guys are true warriors for the cause--traveling the US and Canada to spread the good word. There DVDs are great and can be bought here.
Below are some clips from the fest:
Arnold in Rio: The groping begins....
Jan Terry: The video you didn't see on MTV
That crazy RV salesman is back at it:
"The Literary and Artistic heritage of humanity should be used for partisan propaganda purposes." - Gil J. Wolman
“A lot of people who call themselves artists now are cultural critics who are using instruments other than just written language or spoken language to communicate their critical perspective.”