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
Festivals: 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