Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008)

Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

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With his documentary Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, director Matt Wolf etches out a biographical portrait of avant-garde musician, artist, and disco producer Arthur Russell, who died of AIDS at age 40 in 1992. Though Russell was a classically trained composer and cellist with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of indigenous Indian music, this performer quickly branched off in a more offbeat and unusual direction. The Oskaloosa, IA, native fixated on such counterculture icons as … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Written By: Matt Wolf
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On DVD: Nov 18, 2008
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It's the perfect image for a man whose vivid music appeared to be fighting its way into sharper focus.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Boston Globe
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A tender, fascinating documentary by Matt Wolf, will delight the cult and instantly convert new members.

Full Review… | September 26, 2008
New York Times
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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With tenderness, [director Matt] Wolf convinces us that had Russell not died 16 years ago, heā(TM)d be one of the culture's most fascinating and intellectually rewarding musical creatures.

Full Review… | November 26, 2008
Boxoffice Magazine

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