|In Memory of ...
In an era when upgrading is routine, it might seem odd that some folks would openly champion a technology that died nearly two decades ago. Yet more than a few music enthusiasts advocate the joys of the defunct 8-track tape, and these cheerful eccentrics are the subject of the intriguing documentary So Wrong They're Right.
For those too young to know better or old enough but too embarrassed to recall, 8-track tapes were the clunky forerunners of audiocassettes. After being withdrawn from the market in the early 1980s, these tapes and their players were quickly and happily forgotten by most people. So Wrong They're Right takes the minority view, in a sweeping search of 8-track faithfuls. Interviewed are both aging boomers who prefer the medium's peculiar charms and hipsters who like the sound and ambience of this vanished technology.
This movie presents a deadpan tribute to people who refuse to consider the past as passed.
- Phil Hall
So Wrong They're Right: US$24.95. Provisional: +1 (307) 742 3418.
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