27.9. - 6.10.2018

Everybody's Cage Germany 2016 | 79 min | OV with english st, OV with german s.t. | Colour | FF 2016

Sandra Trostel

Sandra Trostel (*1976) worked for almost 20 years as an editor. In 2011, she completed her first film Utopia Ltd., a documentary about the Hamburg band 1000 Robota. Everybody’s Cage is her second film.

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Essay In the middle of the 20th century, the composer John Cage was a central figure of the New York avant-garde. HIs pieces were free of conventional structures and instrumentation and closely connected to philosophical and social reflection. Asked how he would describe them in a single sentence, Cage said once: "Get out of whatever cage you’re in." Together with the young pianist Francesco Tristano, the director sets out to find traces of Cage's music and philosophy in New York. The expedition becomes an experiment in which sounds and thoughts enter into a dialogue together. Everybody’s Cage is a documentary essay, as open and associative as a composition by John Cage.
Orig. Title: Everybody's Cage
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, German
Director: Sandra Trostel
Cast: Francesco Tristano,  Bruce Brubaker, Brandt Brauer Frick, Sinfonie Orchester Münster
Producer: Sandra Trostel
Sprachfassung: OV with english st, OV with german s.t.
Music: Francesco Tristano, Thies Mynther
Camera: Lilli Thalgott
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Cutter: Sandra Trostel
Format: dcp
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