Wild Combination. A Portrait of Arthur Russell

Wild Combination. A Portrait of Arthur Russell
Director: Matt Wolf

USA, 2008, 71min., documentary
It is a 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.


Section: Music Moves the World

Music: Micah Bloomberg, Otaku, Eric Offin, Tandem Sound

Cast: Bob Blank, Ernie Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass, Steven Hall, Steve Knutson, Tom Lee, Jens Lekman, Lola Lov