Coney Island Film Festival 2017 - Program 5 - Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

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Coney Island Film Festival 2017 - Program 5 - Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

Dates: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 5:00pm


All ticket sales are final, no refunds and pre-sales are Will Call only (tickets will not ship), to be picked up at our Box Office at 1208 Surf Ave., during the festival. Please Note: The Coney Island Museum is located on the 2nd floor and is not wheelchair accessible. 



Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

Directed by Zack Taylor, Brooklyn, NY, 93:00

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. 

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