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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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Credited cast:
Brendan Canty Brendan Canty ... Himself (Fugazi)
Joe Lally Joe Lally ... Himself (Fugazi)
Ian MacKaye 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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14 April 2000 | by jugophonSee all my reviews

An amazing documentary chronicling an amazing band. I hope that fifty years from now, this film is used as reference in a musical and even a sociological sense. Color and b+w both fit well here. The music is arresting and intense, the imagery fits the music and the pace. Anyone who likes well made documentaries should see this. Throughout the film, there are quick sketches of people in line that coincide with pieces of music. This is my favorite part. This might be hard to find, but keep an eye out for it.


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