TrustMovies came to the end of this involving and often surprising film, he realized that he had scribbled down a full two pages of notes (one full page, if that, is usually his max) because there was so much going on that fascinated him. Initially, it appears that the movie and its "star" (for that is pretty much what Walter Baker becomes; his wife runs a distant second, while the couple's son is barely there) are somehow involved in sound -- perhaps capturing various kinds of sound effects for film.
Of course, as this is a movie, it must be visual, too, and so we get the subways, some skywriting, and then a pile of verbal reminiscen-ces accompanied by more-or-less appropriate visuals: How the two met, their bed, their relationship. "We separate for a few hours, but we've never been apart for more than a day." This sounds at first sweet but along the way it curdles into something less so. They argue, and we begin to wonder: Have these two ever grown up?
Scenes from A Marriage (or perhaps, due to the apparently unachieveable hopes and dreams here, Scenes from a Mirage).
From Factory 25, A Rubberband Is an Unlikely Instrument opens theatrically this Friday, February 8, in its own home town at the re-Run Theater in Brooklyn. Eventually, I am sure, as with most of Factory 25's releases, it will appear on DVD and VOD.