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Encircle Films presents a film showing- Satan & Adam
October 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A beautiful and inspiring film with amazing blues music!
Encircle Films invites you to join us as we present a remarkable film about two men, Satan & Adam on Thursday, October 3, 6:30 pm at the new Metro Theater, 888 Willamette Street in Eugene.
A celebration of the transformative power of music, and the bonds that develop when artists collaborate and worlds collide, the film follows Satan & Adam, a blues duo and a fixture on Harlem’s sidewalks in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Director V. Scott Balcerek pulls together over two decades of documentary footage to chart the duo’s trajectory from busking in the streets of Harlem, where they were happened upon by U2 who were filming for their Rattle and Hum documentary, to bigger and bigger stages, depicting the challenges that both had to overcome to keep Satan & Adam and their friendship together.
Playing for years with artists including James Brown, Etta James, and Marvin Gaye, Sterling Magee experienced the music industry’s exploitation of black musicians firsthand. So he walked away to play on the Harlem streets for “his people.” Reborn as Satan, he spread his gospel of freedom and became a New York City legend. When a white Jewish Ivy league scholar and musician named Adam Gussow asked if he could join him one day, both their lives took a powerful turn. Adam put aside the ivory tower life to play in the streets, and Sterling’s embrace of his younger apprentice forged a sound that thrust him back in the spotlight. But life on the road took its toll on the duo, and suddenly Sterling vanished without a trace. The separation would test both men’s courage, and their journey to find each other again a tale of tragedy, survival, and miraculous rebirth.
A Q&A with the director Scott Balcerek via Skype will follow the film!
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/
Parking is free at the Parkade lot at 7th and Willamette after 6 pm. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Metro.
Please visit http://encirclefilms.org