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Music On Screen

Satan & Adam

Year 2018
Runtime 79 mins
Language English

Director V. Scott Balcerek will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A on September 25.

In 1986, two musicians with literally nothing in common met on the streets of Harlem, as Adam Gussow, a young white Jewish harmonica player, stumbled across an old Mississippi bluesman named Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee. Mr. Satan was performing on the street; Adam asked him if he could sit in for a spell...and together, they would join forces to blaze a new musical trail. 

In 1995, young filmmaker V. Scott Balcerek discovered these two musical soulmates performing together, and immediately set out to tell their tale. A harrowing 23 years later, he's given us a spell-binding, stranger-than-fiction story of friendship, heartbreak, and the transformative power of music.

Written by Guy Lavallee

Nashville Film Festival 2018

Tribeca 2018

MountainFilm 2018

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2018

Aegean Film Festival 2018

Galway Film Fleadh 2018

Port Townsend Film Festival 2018

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize - Nashville Film Festival 2018

Presented by CKUA Radio

Community Partner: Calgary Folk Music Festival


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