Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

Feature | NR | 93 min


Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 10 Sun, Apr 23, 2017 7:30 PM
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 8 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 5:00 PM
Regal Hollywood 27 Theater 4 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 11:45 AM
Film Info
Section:Music Films Music City Competition
Run Time:94
Premiere Status:Tennessee Premiere
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Zack Taylor
Cast:Lou Ottens | Henry Rollins | Thurston Moore | Rob Sheffield | Lily Rothman | Damien Jurado
Producer:Zack Taylor | Georg Petzold
Cinematographer:Zack Taylor
Editor:Georg Petzold
Music:Nature Program


Where would musicians and music lovers be without the cassette? This feature-length DIY doc tells the story of a once-ubiquitous format through one-on-one interviews with the inventor of the cassette, Lou Ottens. 90 years old and still a stubborn progressive, Ottens views the cassette as a perfect example of obsolescence and feels the same about himself as he lives out a secluded retirement in his native Holland. Musicians and authors like Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, Rob Sheffield, and many others oppose Ottens by making an emotional case for music's worst format. These colorful vignettes play out like a mixtape, made to remind Ottens of the importance of his invention.

In Attendance: Zack Taylor, Director