Documentary directed by V. Scott Balcerek (USA, 2018, 78 min.). Digital.
Wandering through Harlem in 1986, Adam Gussow, a heartbroken Jewish Ivy Leaguer with a harmonica in his pocket, happened upon the best blues guitarist he had ever heard: Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee, who had once played with Etta James, Marvin Gaye, and James Brown. Before long, this unlikely pair were playing on a Harlem street corner outside the Apollo Theatre, eventually rising to international acclaim despite mental illness and struggles with the music industry. Satan & Adam is a 23-year odyssey of music and friendship—across race, generations, and worlds.
Followed by a Q+A with Adam Gussow.
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