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Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (Enter the Contest!)

Sun, Oct 7 / 5 pm
Thu, Oct 11 / 9 pm
Fri, Oct 12 / 8:30 pm
Sat, Oct 13 / 5 pm
Sat, Oct 20 / 5 pm
Directed by Zack Taylor
2017, US, 93 min

Thursday, October 11 introduced by DJ Hunnicutt.

Director Zack Taylor has created a loving tribute to the invention and history of the compact cassette tape and its comeback. Cassette was filmed over three years and features great archival footage and interviews with an assortment of DJs, collectors, band members, record reps, and musicians Daniel Johnston, Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), Mike Watt (The Minute Men), and Henry Rollins. Taylor tracked down the original inventor in the Netherlands, Phillips electronic engineer Lou Ottens, who expresses little nostalgia for what he now sees as an obsolete format. He also visits a factory in Springfield, Missouri – one of the few places left that still manufactures cassettes.


Best Cassette Mix Tape Contest – Prizes for the best story!

There is a resurgence of cassette tape releases but with collectors they never really went away. Many independent bands are putting out tapes again and they are a great collectable and easy to make. Cheap, portable and easy to copy, you can assemble your own personal greatest hits. We want to hear your best mixtape story – In 500 words or less send your story to: dave@winnipegfilmgroup.com and win a prize !

DJ Hunnicutt / Background: 
Hip hop pioneer and mixmaster, DJ Hunnicutt has been DJing since 1991, both in the clubs and as a member of the Winnipeg instrumental outfit, the Hummers. As a member of Farm Fresh, Hunnicutt is was a co-founder of the acclaimed Canadian hip hop label Peanuts & Corn Records. More recently he is also co-owner of the pioneering Good Will Social Club.

Reviews

The film is at its best when it delves into specific subcultures such as hip-hop, where the trading of cassettes allowed a kind of underground distribution chain from party to party the DJs would spin vinyl, but the traders and entrepreneurs would surreptitiously capture the performances to spread throughout the community, dubbing copies from copies in a chain with increasing hiss that still allowed the vibe to cut through.
- Maysa Monção, Dirty Movies
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Editing: Oct 22 - Dec 5, 2017
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