A moving portrait of composer, cellist, and vocalist Arthur Russell (1951-1992). Shy, acne-scarred, from the prairie and homosexual, Russell’s understated influence on modern music is monolithic. With interviews from friends and colleagues, including Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass, and his long-time partner Tom Lee, Wild Combination sees the trajectory of his endlessly inventive life in music.
Before Matt Wolf’s feature, we’ll also be screening the director’s 2017 short Bayard & Me – an intimate love story about intergenerational gay adoption in the 1980s, and its connection to the civil rights movement.
“A TENDER, FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY.”