On Monday, 15 June 2009, at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco, OTHER MINDS will present a screening of The Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam John Cage, a celebration of the work and widespread influence of American composer John Cage (1912-1992), by director Henning Lohner. The one-time screening of this little-known film will benefit OTHER MINDS, San Francisco's maverick new music organization.
*The Revenge of the Dead Indians is neither a feature film nor a documentary: footage of Cage and performances of his music are assembled together with interviews with 42 personalities, from well-known artists to market vendors and street cleaners, "found" video and audio landscapes, and theatrically directed readings.
* The result is an unexpected and fascinating combination of innovative thought, viewpoints, and opinions. Luminaries including Noam Chomsky, Merce Cunningham, Frank Gehry, Ellsworth Kelly, Yoko Ono, and Frank Zappa pay tribute to John Cage in this one-of-a-kind film, which will be screened at 7:30pm on 15 June 2009.
* The showing will be preceded by a reception at 6:00pm, at which complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
*Seating is general admission. Tickets are available at $15, $25, and $50/ www.brownpapertickets.com and at the door on 15 June 2009. For more information about the Revenge of the Dead Indians screening call 415-934-8134 and visit www.otherminds.org.
Directed by: Henning Lohner
Music: John Cage
Cinematographer: Van Carlson
Length: 129 min
Founded in 1992, OTHER MINDS is a leading proponent of new and experimental music in all its forms, bringing together artists and audiences of diverse traditions, generations and cultural backgrounds. By fostering cross-cultural exchange and creative dialogue, and by encouraging exploration of areas in new music seldom touched upon by mainstream music institutions, OM is committed to expanding and reshaping the definition of what constitutes "serious music". From festival concerts, film screenings, and the commissioning of new works, to producing and releasing CDs, to weekly radio broadcasts (streamed on otherminds.org/mfom ) and archival preservation of thousands of concerts and composer interviews which OM distributes free at radiOM.org, OM has become one of the world's major conservators of new music's ecology.
Added by otherminds on May 26, 2009