You all should check out this great film, Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell that is opening at IFC this weekend. It is an alumna of IFP’s Documentary Rough Cut Lab. Arts Engine leads the lab and I was lucky enough to be this project’s mentor.
Here a blurb about the film from it’s website:
Wild Combination is director Matt Wolf’s visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur's work is finally finding its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators—including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg—to tell this poignant and important story.
The film is opening theatrically in New York and London on September 26th. We hope to see you at the theaters for Q&As with the filmmakers and cast from the film. Opening weekend attendance is critical to determine the length of the runs. It is moving, beautifully shot and an all around great flick. If you are in the New York area, you should check it out.
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