One of the films I was excited to see featured at this years Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell. The film festival, which is in it's 13th year, is showing this engaging documentary about Arthur Russell, a cellist, composer, and dance music producer during the late 1970's and early 1980's. Russell was the center piece of such classic dance songs like Loose Joints' "Is It All Over My Face", Dinosaur L's "Go Bang", Dinosaur's "Kiss Me Again", and his solo cut of "Let's Go Swimming". Russell's songwriting didn't just touch the dancefloor, as he experimented with avant-garde productions such as his 1986 masterpiece World Of Echo LP, as well as numerous instrumental compositions which were included in the recently released First Thought Best Thought. Arthur throughout his musical career was constantly redefining himself, blending elements of pop, dance, disco, folk, avant-garde, and anything else that inspired him. In Wild Combination, director Matt Wolf mixes Russell’s music with perceptive reminiscences from colleagues and family, performance clips, and evocative landscapes. This mesmerizing documentary mirrors Russell’s free spirit, while successfully translating his distinctive aesthetic into an eclectic yet cohesive film.
Wild Combination: A Portrait Of Arthur Russell
By Matt Wolf
Harvard Exit Theatre, 9:45 PM Wed, Oct 22
For More Info About the Film Click Here.
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