Fugazi’s final concert will be commemorated next month with a new feature film made from rare, crowd-sourced live footage.
Originally set for a single screening, We Are Fugazi From Washington, DC will be shown at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring. As a tribute to the band’s policy of “affordable access to their work through low record and ticket prices,” tickets will only cost $5.
“To commemorate the 20 years that have passed since DC-based post-hardcore band Fugazi’s last live appearance (November 4, 2002, at The Forum in London), AFI Silver presents a screening of crowd-sourced, fan-recorded live shows and rare archival footage to pay tribute to Fugazi’s prowess as a live act — for old fans to remember and for a new generation to discover what they missed,” reads the film’s description. “This one-off screening event celebrates the fans and their cameras, as much as the band itself — a collision/collusion of the ephemeral moment on stage, and the moments captured on camera.”
Feb 11 2023 "We are Fugazi from Washington DC" screening at @AFISilver @dischordrecords pic.twitter.com/Pg3ZeUy3kP
— Lance Bangs (@lancebangs) January 17, 2023
The program is curated by Joe Gross, Joseph Pattisall, and Jeff Krulik, and features rare concert footage filmed by Lance Bangs.
The band has been on indefinite hiatus since 2003, according to their website. The four band members continue to work on the Fugazi Live Series archive project, have played together privately, and even launched a few side projects, but a full-scale reunion has not taken place.
Update: A third screening has been added on Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
🚨 Due to popular demand, we've added a 3rd screening of "We Are Fugazi From Washington, DC" on Feb. 15 at 7:00. Both shows on Feb. 11 are sold out.
— AFI Silver (@AFISilver) January 19, 2023
Photo: “FUGAZI 2” by mollystevens is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
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