Between 1982 and 1992, film­maker Frank Scheffer and avant-garde composer John Cage (1912−1992) met regu­larly. These meet­ings resulted in a unique histor­ical audio­vi­sual archive around the influ­en­tial composer. This docu­men­tary portrait combines various inter­views with 16-mm footage of Cage’s work and places that were impor­tant to the composer, like New York and Ryoan-ji, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The film was released in 2012 on the occa­sion of Cage’s day of birth 100 years ago.

Title: How to Get Out of the Cage
Year: 2012
Duration : 55 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2014

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