A Rubberband Is an Unlikely Instrument

A Rubberband Is an Unlikely Instrument

Release Date: 2013-02-13
NYC and/or LA Release



Film Genre(s): Documentary

United States


RUBBERBAND is a lyrical exploration of the margins; an observational portrait examining a Brooklyn couple navigating 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 alongside the daily trials of making ends meet while 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. An unexpected Texas family gathering triggers deeper conflicts that find him grappling to reconcile fractured roots down South, and eventually at home.


  • Factory 25 announced that it has acquired world rights to the doc. - 2013-01-15


This was shown at the 2011 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival and Raindance Film Festival.