Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi 21 years old

Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi

Instrument is a documentary film directed by Jem Cohen about the band Fugazi. Cohen's relationship with band member Ian MacKaye extends back to the 1970s when the two met in high school in Washington, D.C.. The film takes its title from the Fugazi song of the same name, from their 1993 album, In on the Kill Taker. Editing of the film was done by both Cohen and the members of the band over the course of five years. It was shot from 1987 through 1998 on super 8, 16mm and video and is composed mainly of footage of concerts, interviews with the band members, practices, tours and time spent in the studio recording their 1995 album, Red Medicine. The film also includes portraits of fans as well as interviews with them at various Fugazi shows around the United States throughout the years.

Credits

Ian MacKaye
Ian MacKaye

Himself

Guy Picciotto
Guy Picciotto

Himself

Joe Lally
Joe Lally

Himself

Brendan Canty
Brendan Canty

Himself

All Cast

Name Character
Brendan Canty He was 32, now 54 years old as Himself
Joe Lally was 35, now 56 years old as Himself
Ian MacKaye He was 36, now 58 years old as Himself
Guy Picciotto was 33, now 54 years old as Himself

Crew

Name Department
Jem Cohen as Director. He was 37 (now 58) years old Directing
Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi poster
Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi (21 years)

  • Release day: Monday, March 01, 1999
  • Runtime: 115 minutes