Instrument - Ten Years with the Band Fugazi

vrijdag, 15 oktober

Instrument - Ten Years with the Band Fugazi

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Instrument is directed by the Afghanistan-born American filmmaker, Jem Cohen about the Washington DC post-hardcore band Fugazi. Fugazi are equally revered for their radical politics and DIY ethos as they are for their unconventional approach to punk and hardcore, inspiring a generation of punk and punk-adjacent bands from Nirvana and At the Drive-In to bands like Blur and Jimmy Eat World, among many others.

Not meant to be a career overview, the film functions more as document than documentary. Shot from 1987 through 1998 on super 8, 16mm, and video, the Instrument is a nonlinear portrait of a band constructed through concert footage, interviews with band members and fans, practices, tours and time in the studio. The filmmaker incorporates soundtrack elements created specifically for the film by Fugazi, highlighting a fragmented approach to filmmaking and songwriting that provides the feeling of rummaging through a scrapbook filled with moving image.


Datum & tijd: 

vrijdag, 15 oktober, 2021 - 20:30


  • film


  • Music documentary


5 euros (Cineville card valid)
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


  • film

opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.