SATAN AND ADAM follows two musicians from the opposite ends of life who met on the streets of Harlem in 1986. Against the backdrop of racial discord in the city, Adam Gussow, a young white Jewish harmonica player, and Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee, an older black Mississippi bluesman, joined forces to blaze a new musical trail. Bi-racial blues. Po-mo blues. Whatever you want to call it, it changed their lives forever and contested longstanding notions of cultural appropriation. Shot over 30 years, Satan & Adam showcases a miraculous journey of friendship, heartbreak and the transformative power of music.

Filmmaker Bio


V. Scott Balcerek is a filmmaker and musician. He produced and edited More Than A Game, a feature documentary about LeBron James, which was released by Lionsgate and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He also directed RePlay, a Gatorade branded doc series featuring Eli and Peyton Manning that received numerous advertising accolades, including eight Gold Lions at Cannes. Prior, Balcerek was the senior visual effects editor for George Lucas’ Star Wars films Episodes I and II, as well as Ang Lee’s The Hulk and Wolfgang Petersen’s The Perfect Storm. He attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles while editing a short documentary, Street Songs, which received a Student Academy Award. He spent more than 20 years shooting his most recent film, Satan & Adam (Mountainfilm 2018). It is his first feature film as a director.

Rating: PG


FRIDAY  Jan 11, 2019

Opening Night Gala and Red Carpet Reception

7:00 PM     SATAN AND ADAM (with V. Scott Balcerek & special guests)

Walled Garden Theatre


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