It’s a Wild Combination
If you’re in New York or London, be sure to check out this weekend’s premiere of Wild Combination, Matt Wolf’s excellent new documentary about seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Plexifilm is hosting cinema screenings at the IFC Center in
New York and the ICA London. There will be loads of special guests, after-parties, etc., on both sides of the pond this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 300-208 “This story begins, as many good ones do, with a gay man from Oskaloosa playing cello in a closet in a Buddhist seminary. It ends with a gentle and brilliant musician dying in New York long before his time. In between, the cellist, Arthur Russell, wrote orchestral music, produced disco hits, and recorded a body of solo cello-and-voice songs that fit somewhere between lullabies and art songs.” –Sasha Frere-Jones, The New Yorker There will be more cinema screenings over the next few months, and a DVD release in November. Watch the trailer, or get on Plexifilm’s email list for details.