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Instrument (1999)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 March 1999 (USA)
A collaboration between filmmaker Jem Cohen and the Washington D.C. band Fugazi, covering the 10 year period of 1987-1996. Far from a traditional documentary, this is a musical document; a ... See full summary »

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Brendan Canty Brendan Canty ... Himself (Fugazi)
Joe Lally Joe Lally ... Himself (Fugazi)
Ian MacKaye ... Himself (Fugazi)
Guy Picciotto Guy Picciotto ... Himself (Fugazi)
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A collaboration between filmmaker Jem Cohen and the Washington D.C. band Fugazi, covering the 10 year period of 1987-1996. Far from a traditional documentary, this is a musical document; a portrait of musicians at work. The project mixes sync-sound, 16mm. Written by Anonymous

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During the "ticket line, Trenton, New Jersey" scene, the year is incorrectly listed as 1991. This was filmed in 1993. See more »

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Evolution
3 August 2000 | by sukaraSee all my reviews

This documentary is something of a pinnacle for Fugazi and Jem Cohen. Cohen has long been artistically involved with Fugazi, and now he has pieced together this documentary. The film jumps around and swirls with the music, getting more choppy and spacey as the band itself becomes more experimental. It is as if the film is evolving with the subject. At times, Instrument can be a long haul, but it is well worth it.


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