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Word! Check out what’s coming on at The Cube Microplex on 20th October. It’s only Instrument, un film de Jem Cohen et Fugazi!
So much <3 for The Cube. Every city needs a small, independent, volunteer run cinema, open to running as varied a program of interesting films, gigs, performances etc as it’s humanly possible to do. I helped put on a screening of Earthlings there a couple of years ago (cuz no one else would do) & it’d be such a travesty if it doesn’t raise the money it needs to buy the building. 

This documentary features 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. Super-8 video and a wide range of archival formats, including concert footage, studio sessions practice, touring, interviews and portraits of audience members from around the country. 

Check out the trailer yo:

Word! Check out what’s coming on at The Cube Microplex on 20th October. It’s only Instrument, un film de Jem Cohen et Fugazi!

So much <3 for The Cube. Every city needs a small, independent, volunteer run cinema, open to running as varied a program of interesting films, gigs, performances etc as it’s humanly possible to do. I helped put on a screening of Earthlings there a couple of years ago (cuz no one else would do) & it’d be such a travesty if it doesn’t raise the money it needs to buy the building

This documentary features 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. Super-8 video and a wide range of archival formats, including concert footage, studio sessions practice, touring, interviews and portraits of audience members from around the country. 

Check out the trailer yo:

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Posted at 10:26 AM 05 October 2013
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So, did what I said I was gonna did do do & went to see Böikzmöind yesterday. Again. Deffo enjoyed it more now I actually ride fixed myself. Still comes over as an incredibly professional piece of film work considering it was made by a bunch of (self effacing) amateurs. Twas all I could do to stop myself whupping after the opening sequence (which I missed at the free screening in millennium square last year) it’s so impressive & uplifting. Indeed, if I didn’t know I whup like a girl I probably would’ve done.

My only complaint really would be is that it makes out you have to be either a beast or a fucking idiot to want to ride fixed around Bristol on account of the hills. My experience has been the opposite, I’ve found no hills in Bristol (& I’ve ridden up most of them on my fixie now) that are harder to surmount fixed rather than on a many geared road böik  Indeed, I’ve never wanted for extra gears when I’ve been going uphill, only downhill. (It’s bastard hard work keeping yo legs moving round fast enough sometimes & hitting the brake equates with a massive #fail).

After seeing the film last year I kind of wondered if I really wanted to get a fixed gear böik  despite having hankered after one for years. In the end I just saw one I couldn’t resist & haven’t looked back. I suspect the reason everyone in the film was making it out to be a nightmare to ride fixed is coz they’ve forgotten what a pain in the arse riding a clunky old many geared road böik is. Not their fault, obviously being made within the community it only featured people who’ve been committed fixed gear riders for years & I’m sure none of them ever swap onto road bikes ever. Logically it does makes sense that it’ll be harder round a city like Bristol fixed.

Maybe my böikz one gear is more suited to going up rather than down hill, I dunno.

Anyway, Gavin, whose baby Böikz was, made this special film just for Easter. There’s a message in it & it’s dedicated to his old boik, Liberace, which was stolen while he was making the film. It’s a bit sad & may make you cry. Or laugh if you’re cold of heart. No one could accuse it of having a Hollywood happy ending for sure. So be warned.

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Posted at 3:37 AM 10 April 2012
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BÖIKZMÖIND is a 30 minute documentary film about riding fixed gear bikes in beautiful Bristol.

It’s really good & is screening @wshed tomorrow today. Bit guilty about going now as it’s sold out & I’ve already seen it once - feel loik I’m depriving someone who hasn’t seen it a chance to watch.

Should also point out it has a soundtrack courtesy of Jeff Barrow’s Invada label which complements the beautiful photography perfectly.

Sod it though.

Peep the trailer above.

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Posted at 8:16 AM 09 April 2012
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