Watch: Nostalgic Full Trailer for SXSW Doc 'Rewind This!' About VHS
"They've made it so simple to use, the cat could operate it." One of the many great documentaries playing the upcoming SXSW Film Festival is a small indie doc we've been following closely for over a year. It was funded for only $20,000 on Kickstarter last year, made by director Josh Johnson, a documentary about the home video revolution and specifically VHS. Everyone loves VHS tapes, right?! Whether you still have some lying around your basement or not, this is a doc made with a complete love for cinema and passion for the art of moviegoing, and it deserves our support. I really wish I could see this at SXSW, it looks awesome!
Here's the first trailer for Josh Johnson's documentary Rewind This!, originally discovered via Twitch:
Rewind This! was originally funded on Kickstarter in February 2012. Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape. This documentary was made by self-described "products of the home video generation" Josh Johnson, Carolee Mitchell and Christopher Palmer. It will be premiering at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX this March. Videotape redefined the way modern society interacts with media. Rewind This! aims to be the definitive account of the home video revolution and a showcase of its continuing legacy. I'm down! Anyone interested?