Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008)

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… More

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Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

It's the perfect image for a man whose vivid music appeared to be fighting its way into sharper focus.

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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

A tender, fascinating documentary by Matt Wolf, will delight the cult and instantly convert new members.

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York

Wild Combination celebrates a city that could (and still can) attract a gay weirdo from the Corn Belt to record avant-Buddhist chants with Allen Ginsberg, play cello on an early version of 'Psycho Killer' and produce some of the greatest disco ever.

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