Building a Broken Mousetrap
Perfecting their style for over 25 years, weaving together punk, jazz, world sounds, and noise, The Ex are a force to be reckoned with. Renowned filmmakers Jem Cohen (Fugazi's "Instrument") and Matt Boyd capture lightning in a bottle, creating a whirling dervish of a film with all the patented furious intensity the band is known for. Shot at NY's Knitting Factory on September 11, 2004, this DVD is a celebration of life and activism, intertwining exciting live music with construction site footage from NY and Amsterdam, protest footage from the Republican National Convention, and city footage. It's the blurred line between building and destruction. Features eight songs; four shot in 16mm, four in DV.