Though Fugazi has been on an indefinite hiatus for the past decade, there’s one place you can see a shirtless Guy Picciotto hump the floor. Tonight, the Museum of the Moving Image is screening indie auteur Jem Cohen’s raw tribute film, Instrument, which follows the D.C. band from 1987 to 1998. Packed with band interviews (one conducted by an eighth-grade girl), practice sessions, portraits of the crowd, the recording of Red Medicine, and all the heroic stage antics (Picciotto performing upside-down from a basketball hoop) a fan could hope for, the documentary will be followed by
a Q&A with the filmmaker and Picciotto himself as a part of the museum’s “Play This Movie Loud!” series. And in September, keep your eye on the schedule at BAM for the New York premiere of We Have an Anchor, Cohen’s “love letter” to Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton with a soundtrack provided by Picciotto, Mira Billotte (White Magic), Jim White (Dirty Three), and Efrim Manuel Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), among others.
Fri., June 7, 7 p.m., 2013