CFF: VIDEO PIRATES PHILADELPHIA
THE CINEDELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL presents
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10:00 PM
VIDEO PIRATES: PHILADELPHIA World Premiere
Philadelphia, you have a lot to answer for. And Video Pirates are here to collect. For the uninitiated, VP is a live comedy show centered around the presentation of original videomontages made up of clips from hundreds of VHS tapes. Highlights of 2012’s VP live show included a history of Beanie Babies, an insane Christian anti-internet porn video, and the strangely tragic story of Japanese game show prisoner Nasubi.
This time around, it’s all about Philadelphia! Expect a retrospective of a beloved local late night informercial, a heartfelt tribute to a much-loved fringe actor/Philly resident, clips from the worst that independent Philly film has to offer, and a seemingly endless montage of Philly-related clips from throughout film history.
This event will also serve as the release party for the first Video Pirates DVD, it’s gonna be a wild time.
CFF organizer Eric Bresler heads up Video Pirates, a one-man collective that focuses on the preservation and presentation of found footage oddities lifted from archaic home video formats. Since its debut at the International House in July 2012, VP has presented a 50 minute video history of Sparks at the PhilaMOCA SPARKStacular, hosted a feature-length live show, and served as an opening act for Everything Is Terrible! 2013 will see the debut of two additional VP programs: an autobiographical show and a feature-length career retrospective of one of the most famous film actors in the world.
Advance tix are $10, no refunds or exchanges.
The Cinedelphia Film Festival is a Philly-centric celebration of Philly film running from April 4-27, 2013.