Vintage and outsider religious programming from the backyards and cable access stations of America. Praise the Tube, is part of a traveling media archeology series, co-curated by Free Form Film Festival and Lost Media Archive.
Special musical guests, FELILI & mr. vigs
freeformfilm.org - atasite.og - felili.com
During the wee, small hours of the night when all the sane people are sleeping, the local affiliates and public access channels give up their airwaves to the money-hungry faith healers and their bizarre visions of salvation.
I'm more fascinated by things I find in the garbage from our past than things that are coming out today.
-Blair Sterret, founder Lost Media Archive
Free Form Film Festival & The Lost Media Archive
At Free Form we present new experimental and documentary works, but also work with preservationists of forgotten and discarded media, such as the Lost Media Archive. Comparatively, old programs lack production tricks and gloss, which makes their formerly encoded messages stand out plainly. These awkward and sometimes blunt attempts of mass communication are not only hilarious, they display the arc of values pushed through generations of media.
FFFF is a traveling media/art festival, created by loaf-i productions and inner mission productions. Events include, shorts and features across all genres, live music/multimedia performance, and installation. We are a continuously touring festival without beginnings or endings. In other words, we do it here and there, whenever and wherever possible.