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THE INSTRUMENT is a narrative feature film about seven students who inherit the instrument-building workshop of their enigmatic mentor and must undergo a collective rite of passage based on the spiritual components of music.

In order to fully claim their inheritance, the students must live together for one month, and learn to participate in these seven diverse musical rituals.

Throughout their journey, the students rely on the meditative practices taught by their mentor -- namely, the power of Silence -- and they use this spiritual practice to guide them through the collective rite of passage. But when the rituals take a dark turn, the workshop becomes a magnifying glass for the fantasies and anxieties hidden in the human mind.

LA Weekly has called THE INSTRUMENT, "Damn near unclassifiable...a potent draft of vicarious pleasure," and Variety called it "Slyly ambitious...a series of music-based rites that become increasingly compelling to watch."

Featuring an eclectic original score ranging from orchestral to electronic music, and all points in between, THE INSTRUMENT stands as a narrative portrait of musical meditation -- the spiritual power of Sound and of Silence. (VIEW TRAILER)

 

NEWS UPDATE: MySpace, IMDB.com, and More Press!

 

NEWS UPDATE: 7/7: Screening Date Change and Variety Review!

 

NEWS UPDATE: 6/1: More Upcoming Screenings in New York City!

 

 

NEWS UPDATE: 5/20: DancesWithFilms Recap...

 

 

NEWS UPDATE: 4/19: Press Materials and Instrument Message Board Go Live!

 

 

NEWS UPDATE: 4/13: West Coast Premiere in Competition at DancesWithFilms!

WEST COAST PREMIERE

DANCESwithFILMS FESTIVAL

Screening in Competition

Tuesday, May 10th @ 7:15pm

Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex,

1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA

 

For more info, please visit our Screenings page.

 

NEWS UPDATE: 4/1: THE FINAL CUT IS READY FOR RELEASE!!!

SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING

ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

Friday, April 15th at 10pm

Maya Deren Theater, 32 Second Avenue, New York, NY

 

WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING

2005 JOHNS HOPKINS FILM FESTIVAL

CLOSING FILM

Sunday, April 24th at 9pm

Shriver Hall Auditorium, 3400 Charles Street, Baltimore, MD

 

For more info, please visit our Screenings page.

 

 

NEWS UPDATE: 3/31: New website on the way!

The Instrument website is currently being revamped. We hope to have the new site up by late April.

 

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