Director Henning Lohner deviates from the traditional style of documentaries, successfully experimenting on visual treats and audio clippings to pay homage to the great American composer and artist John Cage. "Cage J Revenge of the Dead Indians" (1993) traces the highly intellectual artist's legacy through footage from his concerts as well as using thematic representation of 42 personalities throwing light on his life and works. From contemporary artists to lesser-known civilians, experience this unique tribute that honors the great composer.
This compelling film mixes performance footage of John Cage recorded in New York City and East Berlin with a series of interviews featuring a diverse assortment of people. As such thinkers and doers as Noam Chomsky, Frank Gehry, Matt Groening, Dennis Hopper, and Frank Zappa discuss various topics, Cage's music provides a wonderful contrast to their insights. 130 min. Soundtrack: English, French and German; Subtitles: English, French, German; bonus performance; interview. In English, French and German with English subtitles.