Film for Thought: Satan & Adam

Showings

Studio Theater Wed, Apr 17 6:30 PM
Studio Theater Thu, Apr 18 2:00 PM
INFORMATION
Rating:Unrated
Run Time:1hr 18min
Release Year:2019
Genre:Documentary
Independent
Category:Film for Thought
CAST/CREW
Cast:Sterling MaGee
Adam Gusso
The Edge
Rev. Al Sharpton
Harry Shearer
Peter Noel
Director:Scott Balcerek

Description

In 1986, when harmonica player Adam Gussow asked if he could jam with one-man band Sterling "Mr. Satan" Magee, it was the beginning of an unforgettable collaboration--dubbed Satan & Adam. Amidst the racial tension in New York City, this Jewish Ivy League graduate and black Mississippi blues man made an unlikely pair, but their musical stylings perfectly aligned. After a chance encounter with members of U2 and a celebrated debut record, the duo rose to international acclaim from their Harlem street corner. But as quickly as they were discovered, their meteoric rise was cut short when Mr. Satan mysteriously disappeared. The result is an odyssey 23 years in the making that captures a miraculous journey of friendship, heartbreak and the transformative power of music.