One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story
One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story (2008)

Filmmaker Thomas G. Miller explores the art of Reverend Albert Wagner, a self-trained modern primitive whose turbulent life prompted him to take up painting at the age of fifty, and whose redemptive works highlight the many struggles he has… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 22, 2009
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

With One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story and a subject this colorful, all a nonfiction filmmaker has to do is get out of the way.

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Kam Williams

A compelling bio-pic about one bad mother (shut your mouth!) who could have written a Bible for today's ghetto gangstas on how to be a player.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Directed by Thomas G. Miller, One Bad Cat brings fresh light to the artist Albert Wagner.

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The film finds its footing whenever Johnny Coleman, professor of African-American Studies and Fine Arts at Oberlin College in Ohio, speaks openly about Wagner's troublesome images and the appeal those images have for whites.

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Jim Ridley
Village Voice

Miller neither defends or apologizes: His remarkably candid footage (extending all the way to Wagner's deathbed and beyond) and interviews leave the man's sincerity (and his collectors') as open to scrutiny as his art.

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