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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20, 2014

The Fictionals present

IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY

Doors 7:00pm / Game 8:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $9 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Come see us bring Cards Against Humanity to life in front of your very eyes. Some win amazing prizes through out Innuendo & #IAHatRIO contests and take part in the live comedy phenomenon that has taken Vancouver by storm.

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THURSDAY AUGUST 21, 2014

A FILM ABOUT COFFEE Screening & VIP Tasting

6:30pm Sharp! VIP Tasting Session Only 30 spots! Take part in a hands-on, intensive and educational evaluation of from the very same coffee Honduran producers seen in the film.

7:00pm Doors & General coffee tasting

8:00pm Movie

TICKETS VIP: $18 advance (SOLD OUT!) | REGULAR: $13 advance / $15 door

The Rio Theatre and 49th Parallel Roasters are pleased to present the Western Canadian Premiere of director Brandon Loper’s documentary A FILM ABOUT COFFEE on Thursday, August 21. Brandon and a panel of coffee experts will be joining us for a discussion and Skype Q&A after the film.

“A Film About Coffee is a love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee. It examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as “specialty.” The film whisks audiences on a trip around the world, from farms in Honduras and Rwanda to coffee shops in Tokyo, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York. Through the eyes and experiences of farmers and baristas, the film offers a unique overview of all the elements—the processes, preferences and preparations; traditions old and new—that come together to create the best cups. This is a film that bridges gaps both intellectual and geographical, evoking flavor and pleasure, and providing both as well.”

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FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2014

The 4th Annual

DEAD ON FILM Short Horror Film & Video Competition

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

The TOP 10 shorts will be screened on Friday Aug 22th – the winner will be decided by audience vote and will receive the coveted ZOSCAR Trophy, a CASH PRIZE of $1,000, a $500 lighting package courtesy of Great Guys Gear, prizes from Vancouver Make Up FX and other unspeakable delights! Our Top 3 winners will also be shown in the fall at the RIO GRIND FESTIVAL.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2014

DO THE RIGHT THING

25th Anniversary Screening!

Doors 11:30pm / Movie 12:00am

Tickets $6 advance or in costume / $8 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 23, 2014

BAXWAR

2:00pm BBQ at EAST VAN INK
2:30pm Family Photo
6:00pm Doors open at Rio Theatre
7:00pm Warrior and Tier 3 Concert
8:00pm Video Message from Madchild
9:00pm The Warriors Movie Screening

Tickets $17 advance / $20 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID

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SATURDAY AUGUST 23, 2014

THE WARRIORS

Doors 8:30pm / Movie 9:00pm

Tickets $8 advance or in costume / $10 door

Bar service for 19+ only; 2 pieces of ID required. Balcony available for all ages.

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present one seriously bad-ass (and frequently requested) cult classic in a sweet prime time, Saturday night spot – Walter Hill’s THE WARRIORS (1979). There’s nothing quite like THE WARRIORS in a theatre with other people that love this movie. If you have seen it, then you already know what what I’m talking about and what you’re doing on Saturday, August 23. If you haven’t seen it… come out and play.

In 1979 a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them.

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SUNDAY AUGUST 24, 2014

Robin Williams Double Bill Tribute

THE BIRDCAGE 6:30pm

THE FISHER KING 9:00pm

TICKETS: SINGLE $8 advance / $10 door or DOUBLE BILL $12 advance / $15 door

Bar service for 19+ only; 2 pieces of ID required. All ages welcome in balcony.

We have been deluged with requests to screen some of Robin Williams’ films in the wake of his recent passing. Williams was an entertainer of unparalleled depth and nuance, whose uncanny talent allowed him to convey and emote the broadest spectrum of humanity in many beloved performances. It is in this spirit that we celebrate and honor him, and the incredible cinematic legacy he has left behind.

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MONDAY AUGUST 25, 2014

THE DOG

August 25 & 26 at 7:00pm

Tickets $8 advance / $10 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present THE DOG, an incredible documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975).

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MONDAY AUGUST 25, 2014

FRANK

“Bonkers and brilliant indie comedy.”

August 25th 9:30pm

Also screens Sept 1st 7pm + 9:15pm,
Sept 2nd 7pm,
Sept 3rd 9:30pm

Tickets $8 advance / $10 door. Cheap Monday & Tuesday Tickets only $6 available at the box office.

Join us for FRANK, an offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the enigmatic Frank – a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. Starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleason.

“Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.”

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TUESDAY AUGUST 26, 2014

MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY)

Spam, spam, spam…

9:30pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

Bar Service for 19+ only; 2 pieces of ID required. All ages welcome in the balcony; limited seats available.

In July 2014, the five surviving Pythons returned to London’s 02 for the first time in thirty years – for a final hurrah. The legendary beacons of British comedy (aka Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones) performed a generous selection of fan favourite sketches, many updated to include contemporary references. Over the course of several nights the troupe were joined by special guests including Carol Cleveland, (who appeared in many of the original episodes), Eddie Izzard, Stephen Fry, Mike Myers, and Professors Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking.

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27, 2014

The Critical Hit Show:

A LIVE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS COMEDY EXPERIENCE

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $9 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Join Vancouver’s best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre as they quest for glory and snacks in this live, improvised spectacular inspired by the world’s most popular role playing game! For two years, The Critical Hit Show has been playing to massive audiences month after month, and the epic adventure continues! And remember, you don’t need to know anything about gaming to have a great time. All you need is to know how to have fun.

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THURSDAY AUGUST 28, 2014

THE FIFTH ELEMENT

Presented with Lululemon Lab

Doors 6:30pm

The Lab Presents… Info, Trivia, Prizes and More! 7:00pm
Screening 8:00pm

Tickets $13 advance / $15 door *Tickets to the movie only will be available at the door 15 minutes before showtime for $10.

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Vancouver’s Lululemon Lab and the Rio are pleased to present an evening dedicated to fashion, including a special presentation of director Luc Besson’s THE FIFTH ELEMENT – which featured costume design by the one and only Jean-Paul Gaultier, fashionistas.

Prior to the screening a lead designer from the LuluLemon Lab will be speaking about the Lab, it’s history and the inspiration for their current collection (”Film Noir”). There will also be special guests and a serious dose of fashion trivia – with a seriously drool-worthy grand prize. More info coming soon.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 29, 2014

Peter Breeze and The Rio proudly present:

SHOWGURLZ: Saturday Morning Cartoons

A Cosplay Themed Drag Show Hosted by Clubkid Peter Breeze

Doors 8:00pm

Tickets $10 advance/in costumes / $12 at the door

Bar Service for 19+ only; 2 pieces of ID required. All ages welcome in the balcony; limited seats available.

After the roaring success of The Spice Gurls and Sailor Moon we are very excited to keep the dress up ball rolling with this brand new stage spectacle! We are infusing Cosplay, Drag and Club Culture in one crazy, campy package and put it all on stage for you to enjoy and celebrate!

This monthly dress up extravaganza will feature rotating themes and performers but also include staples like costume contests and fan meet and greets after the show! Not only will you get to see Vancouver’s finest drag performers but we are also bringing you COSPLAY SUPERSTARS and surprise specialty acts that will give the show an exciting new element.

Our first theme is: SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS!

STARRING:
CAZZWELL VAN DYKE
SHAMELESS AMUS
VALYNNE VYLE
ANNA PROPRIATE
SHANDA LEER
CRUELLA DEVAG

FEATURING:
MAGIC by CHRIS JAMES SCHUH
Ikue Ueno and Jonathan Kol from HOUSE OF LA DOUCHE
THE COSPLAY SUPERSTARS
and making its Rio debut, SASSWORD, A glamorous game show.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 29, 2014

JUMANJI

A 90’s adventure classic starring Robin Williams.

Doors 11:30pm / Movie 12:00am

Tickets $6 in costume or advance / $8 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

JUMANJI (Joe Johnston, 1995) | When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

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SATURDAY AUGUST 30, 2014

PATRICK MALIHA’s THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP OF COMEDY

GRAND FINALE

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $15 only available at the door **Or FREE admission with your People’s Champ of Comedy VIP Pass**

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

This is it! The Grande Finale for Vancouver’s largest and longest running comedy competition, Patrick Maliha’s The People’s Champ of Comedy! Who will walk away with the $2,500 grand prize, but most importantly the title of The People’s Champ of Comedy 2014?! There’s only one way to find out – you gotta get a ticket and be a part of what has become one of the most anticipated annual comedy events in Vancouver! Come down and see Vancouver’s finest and funniest up-coming comedy superstars battle it out to see who will be crowned our new champion of comedy for 2014!! The best part? Voting is done by YOU the audience member!

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SUNDAY AUGUST 31, 2014

Caravan World Rhythms presents EthnoChaos Band

DAKHABRAKHA

Direct from Kiev, Ukraine.

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

DhakhaBrakha create wild and unforgettable music that is at once sacred and modern.

Tickets $22 advance / $25 door. Also available at Highlife Records, or Banyen Books. Order by phone: 1-800-838-3006.

DakhaBrakha is a quartet from Kiev whose sound is at once mesmerizing and mystical, melding soulful Ukrainian folk with the jazz and trance sounds that typify World Music. Aptly named, “DakhaBrakha” means “give/take” in the Ukrainian. Mixing the fundamental structure of folk music with free-form improvisation, the Kiev, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha creates a mesmerizing world of unexpected and engaging new music. On stage, Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation melds with the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range to create a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture.

Opening for Dakhabrakha is Vancouver’s own musical ZEELLIA, a six member ensemble of three female vocalists and three instrumentalists established in 1991. Led by Beverly Dobrinsky, they weave a mystical spell singing and playing Slavic folksongs and dances from Ukraine, the Balkan and Baltic States, and the Canadian prairies. The blessings and the curses, the water, the wood, the fire, the fields, and of course, the herbs all combine to give voice to a unique Slavic Canadian sentiment which respects its Ukrainian roots and celebrates its Canadian context. They sing in the traditional style of ‘bilij holos/pure voice’, both acapella and with the accompaniment of bass, violin, and accordion.

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2014

STOP MAKING SENSE

Doors 9:00pm / Movie 9:30pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

Bar service for 19+ only; 2 pieces of ID required. All ages welcome to rock out in the balcony!

The Rio Theatre is pleased to present Jonathan Demme’s groundbreaking concert documentary STOP MAKING SENSE, featuring New Wave pioneers The Talking Heads, as part of the 30th Anniversary of the film’s release.

Shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983, the movie is notable for being the first made entirely using digital audio techniques. STOP MAKING SENSE has been hailed by Leonard Maltin as “one of the greatest rock movies ever made”, and Pauline Kael of The New Yorker described it as “…close to perfection.”

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

Vancouver Biennale presents

“Grey City” featuring OSGEMEOS

1 of 15 top documentaries to watch out for this year – Huffington Post

Doors 5:00pm / Movie 6:00pm

Donation $35 for One / $50 for Two. Limited tickets available at door for $40

**All proceeds support the public art mural being created by OSGEMEOS on Granville Island. **

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

“Grey City” takes you to the streets of São Paulo, where a new form of graffiti was born when works by artists OSGEMEOS, Nunca and Nina spread through the city and then to art galleries and museums around the world. When a new law threatens to destroy their work, the artists unleash a graffiti war, starting one of the most creative resistance movements in Latin American art. This movie embodies the power of creative expression to create a
movement that is fueled by the people and for the people.

This is a non-profit project by OSGEMEOS and the Vancouver Biennale, a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to exhibiting great art where people live, work, play and transit.

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

TALENT TIME: 7TH SEASON

Doors 8:00pm / Show 9:00pm

Tickets $10 advance / $12 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

FEATURING:

DOUBLE DUTCH ROPE SKIPPING CHAMPS FROM JAPAN!
CANADA’S GOLDEN BOY OF TAP: DANNY NIELSON!
WINNERS OF THE SURREY FEST OF DANCE: PAT & DAN!
HILARIOUS CHARACTER COMEDY FROM EMMETT HALL!

PLUS:

THE HOUSE BAND!
CO-HOST RYAN BEIL!
NEW SET DESIGN FROM ACE MARTINS!
NEW LIVE VIDEO SWITCHING DIRECTED BY TREVOR CARROL!
NEW LIGHTING DESIGN FROM STEPHEN STUBBS!
FISHERMAN COVER CHARGE PINATA!
MORE!

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

IndieStar Live and MRG Concerts present

ARCHITECTS

with guests Stray From The Path, Being As An Ocean and My Ticket Home

Doors 6:00pm

Tickets $20 advance

All ages welcomed

UK’s @Architects is coming back to Vancouver in support of their newest release, ‘Lost Forever//Lost Together
With Stray From The Path, with their newest release ,”Anonymous” and Being As An Ocean with their recent release of, “How We Both Wondrously Perish” and @My Ticket Home, “Strangers Only.”

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12 & SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

Geekenders with the Rio Theatre present

THE LABYRINTH ~ A BURLESQUE RE-IMAGINING

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $22 advance / $25 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

From the minds that brought you Star Wars: A Nude Hope! Geekenders is back with a brand new grownup reinvention of a classic film about a young girl who finds herself in a fantastical world for a journey of sexual discovery, eighties glam rockers and sequined goblins.

Featuring a cast of seventeen of Canada’s nerdlesque glitterati, the “cult sensation” (Vancity Buzz) is creating bigger sets, fancier costumes, more elaborate dances and greater theatricality than Vancouver has seen from the troupe before, to take the 1986 Jim Henson classic about growing up, sexuality, and making hard choices and turning all those themes up to eleven.

Geekenders productions have been touted by the Huffington Post, @midnight, The Vancouver Courier, Vancity Buzz, Yahoo Movies Uk, The Link, and Living Myth Media. Buy your tickets today, as they’re sure to sell out!

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Subaru presents

Jeremy Jones’ HIGHER

Vancouver Premiere

The final chapter of Jeremy Jones’ Deeper, Further, Higher series hits the The Rio Theatre big screen on Wednesday, September 17th.

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $12 advance / $15 door

Come catch the movie on the big screen and have a chance to win a TON of prizes from our sponsors, including Jones Snowboards, O’Neill, and more. For more info, visit www.tetongravity.com/tours or email us at filmtour@tetongravity.com

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

The Fictionals present

IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY

Doors 7:00pm / Game 8:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $9 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Come see us bring Cards Against Humanity to life in front of your very eyes. Some win amazing prizes through out Innuendo & #IAHatRIO contests and take part in the live comedy phenomenon that has taken Vancouver by storm.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

Unionevents.com presents

YOU ME AT SIX

with guests YOUNG GUNS & STARS IN STEREOS

Doors 6:00 pm

Tickets $21.50 + s/c

All Ages Welcome

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

The Critical Hit Show:

A LIVE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS COMEDY EXPERIENCE

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $6 advance / $9 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Join Vancouver’s best comedic performers at The Rio Theatre as they quest for glory and snacks in this live, improvised spectacular inspired by the world’s most popular role playing game! For two years, The Critical Hit Show has been playing to massive audiences month after month, and the epic adventure continues! And remember, you don’t need to know anything about gaming to have a great time. All you need is to know how to have fun.

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MONDAY OCTOBER 13, 2014

TWENTY ONE PILOTS

QUIET IS VIOLENT WORLD TOUR 2014

with guests

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Tickets $24.50 + s/c on sale Friday May 9th 10:00am. Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000. Also available at Red Cat Records and all Ticketmaster outlets.

All ages welcome in the balcony! Bar service only for 19+ with 2 pieces of ID.

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 18, 2014

Union Events and Long and McQuade Musical Instruments present

AN EVENING WITH TERRY BOZZIO

North American Tour 2014

7:00pm

Tickets $25 – $75

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

Drum legend Terry Bozzio presents a solo musical performance on the world´s largest tuned drum and percussion set.

Terry Bozzio celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with “An Evening With Terry Bozzio” coast-to-coast North American tour. During the course of this tour, Terry Bozzio will hit over 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville to Montreal to Vancouver to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.

Web | Terry Bozzio Biography

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 19, 2014

Live Nation presents

KAT EDMONSON

with guests

Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm

Tickets $20.00 + s/c. Charge by Phone 1-888-222-6608. On sale August 8th 10am

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

A stunningly sweet singer with a uniquely expressive voice, Kat Edmonson’s music has a timeless sound. In a few short years, she has gone from singing in small rooms in her native Texas to concert halls and festivals around the world, playing dates with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Lyle Lovett, Michael Kiwanuka and Chris Isaak.

Edmonson’s third album, The Big Picture, builds upon her previous works, but offers even more of her writing (she wrote or co-wrote 11 of 12 songs on the album), and more still of Kat’s unique sound. With no formal vocal training, she instead learned her craft as a child by watching Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals on the VCR, drawing inspiration for this album from old films and her favorite songwriters. The result is a delicious batch of pop perfection, with a dozen songs that are tight, polished and more upbeat than anything she’s done before. Edmonson draws from a wellspring of ‘50s and ‘60s pop, ‘70s AM radio, present-day pop-rock and movie soundtracks. The Big Picture is smart, sophisticated and fun and simultaneously classic and modern.

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WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3, 2014

FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL 10th ANNIVERSARY SHOW

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm

Tickets $12 advance / $15 door

19+ only with bar service. Please bring 2 pieces of ID.

An all-new lineup for 2014 celebrating a decade of incredible VHS finds.

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and 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.

Among the new clips featured in the 2014 program:

-A new exercise video montage featuring a Christmas-themed workout, a martial arts fitness regimen called “Tiger Moves,” and a tape called “Butt Camp”

-Newly unearthed footage of the world’s most obnoxious home shopping hosts, John & Johnny (c. 1987), and the long-awaited reunion orchestrated by the FFF curators

-Exclusive footage of the Chef Keith news prank the curators pulled on news stations in the Midwest over the holidays.

-A bizarre instructional video from 1997 with the redundant title, “How to Have Cybersex on the Internet”