Official Trailer for 'Satan & Adam' Documentary About Two Musicians
by Alex Billington
March 11, 2019
"We both found it intensely exciting to be making music on the street." Cargo Films has debuted an official trailer for a documentary titled Satan & Adam, about two musicians & friends. This played at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and is opening in theaters this spring. Satan & Adam are two musicians from the opposite ends of life who met on the streets of Harlem in 1986. Against the backdrop of racial discord in the city, Adam Gussow, a young white Jewish harmonica player, and Sterling "Mr. Satan" Magee, an older black Mississippi bluesman, joined forces to blaze a new musical trail - "bi-racial blues" or "po-mo blues." Whatever you want to call it, it changed their lives forever and contested longstanding notions of cultural appropriation. Shot over 30 years, Satan & Adam showcases a miraculous journey of friendship, heartbreak and the transformative power of music. It looks as entertaining and as uplifting as that description sounds.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for V. Scott Balcerek's documentary Satan & Adam, from YouTube:
Satan & Adam chronicles the unlikely pairing of legendary one-man-band Sterling "Mr. Satan" Magee and harmonica master Adam Gussow. Shot over 20 years, the film showcases one of the greatest blues duos you probably never got a chance to see. Magee and Gussow came together on the streets of Harlem in the 1980s, a time when race relations in New York City were at an all-time low. From completely different worlds, these two musicians forged a lifelong relationship that showcases the unifying power of music. Satan & Adam is directed by filmmaker V. Scott Balcerek, now making his feature directorial debut after working previously as a producer and editor on other docs including More Than a Game. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and also played at the Galway Film Fleadh. Cargo will release Balcerek's Satan & Adam in select theaters starting on April 12th this spring. For more info, visit the official website.
Looks like a good story ...
shiboleth on Mar 11, 2019
Great friendship. May check it out.
DAVIDPD on Mar 12, 2019
I haven't watched the trailer yet, but this seems like a perfect story right now. Watching now...
Mark on Mar 12, 2019
...This looks special. It's on my short list.
Mark on Mar 12, 2019
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