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Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

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 that the DIY ethos will never be obsolete.

93 min / NY / Oklahoma Premiere

Director: Zack Taylor
Writers: Zack Taylor, Georg Petzold
Producers: Zack Taylor, Georg Petzold
Cast: Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, Rob Sheffield, Ian MacKaye, Lilly Rothman, Damien Jurado, Anna Jane Grossman

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