Catalog No.: FTF-038 | 
In Theaters: February 8, 2013 | 
Director: Matt Boyd | 
Length: 135 minutes
 | Year: 2013


Theatrical Premier:  February 8, 2013

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A Rubberband is an Unlikely Instrument is a lyrical exploration of a Brooklyn couple as they navigate their path amidst rapidly changing political, social, financial and spiritual landscapes. Walter Baker is an eccentric, multi-instrumentalist struggling to maintain balance between creating art, making ends meet and raising his twelve year old son with his third wife, a poet. Artistically and philosophically situated on the fringes of mainstream culture, Baker grasps to bear the roles of family man, business owner and aspiring composer.  

Featuring: Walter Baker, Andrea Baker, Sidney Baker, Theresa Baker, Walter Baker Sr.

Directed, Photographed and edited by Matt Boyd
Produced by Jason Ross, Ryan Zacarias, Brook Bernard

 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, Raindance Film Festival


"Gliding from intimate to surreal, from aurally disjunctive to visually seductive, Rubberband is a languorous ballad."
-Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times, Critics Pick

"A work of dreamily seductive virtues that stretches the limits of nonfiction."
-John Anderson, Variety

"Unforgettable. Heavily Stylized. Unsentimental."
-Brandon Harris, Filmmaker Magazine 

"It's a sonic marvel."
-Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine 

"In a world now filled with countless indie DIY documentaries, A Rubberband Is an Unlikely Instrument manages to stand out, with a challenging structure and a careful meditation on the zeitgeist of detached ennui."
-Paolo Scarpa, Tiny Mix Tapes 

"A heavy, sobering achievement, the type of novelistic nonfiction storytelling that doesn’t come around too often."
-Michael Tully, Hammer to Nail

"Rubberband is a remarkably intimate movie -- intimate in ways we rarely see."
-James van Maanen, Trust Movies 

In Theaters 

February 8-14, 2013
reRun Theater
Brooklyn, NY
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September 25th, 2013
Austin Film Society
Austin, TX 
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Rubberband Teaser


Handstand Teaser

Voice Teaser


Sydney Teaser



Andrea Teaser