Chop & Steele | Found Footage Festival Double Bill
Nick and Joe from the Found Footage Festival are heading back to the Calgary Underground Film Festival on June 17! This one-night-only special event at Globe Cinema includes the International Premiere of the documentary Chop & Steele, followed by an all new edition of the Found Footage Festival Double Bill.
Globe Cinema, 617 8 Avenue SW
$25 Regular / $23 CUFF Members, Students, Seniors (for both events)
Chop & Steele Documentary Screening
USA, 77 minutes
From the award-winning filmmakers behind WINNEBAGO MAN, CHOP & STEELE is a comedy documentary about childhood friends turned professional comedians, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, the founders of the Found Footage Festival. When Nick and Joe book their gag strongman routine on unsuspecting morning news shows, their pranks go viral and land them in federal court with a vengeful media conglomerate. The stress of the lawsuit and pressure to continue their pranks threatens their livelihood and tests their lifelong friendship. Will they learn their lesson and hang up the pranks for good? Or will they risk it all in the name of laughs?
10 minute intermission
Found Footage Festival Live Performance
The Found Footage Festival is back with a brand-new live show hosted by Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show). It’s a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters. Curators Nick and Joe show their greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped 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.
Q&A following the performance with CHOP & STEELE Directors Ben Steinbauer & Berndt Mader, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett.