Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

2014
  |  Book Tickets: 15/11/2016
  |  136 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Director: Zack Taylor. USA 2016. 92 mins. The humble compact cassette tape was a revolutionary invention, one that made recording available to everyone and unleashed a new music-sharing culture on the world. The format refuses to die and has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. Exploring its role in the proliferation of pop culture, Cassette features musical luminaries such as Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), who appear alongside a legion of young bands still releasing music on tape, and the man who invented the compact cassette more than 50 years ago, Lou Ottens.