SATAN & ADAM
Dir. SCOTT BALCEREK| DOCUMENTARY | U.S.A. | 2018 | 80 min.
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with film subject Adam Gussow
It’s 1986. Guitarist Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee is regularly attracting a crowd on a Harlem street corner. Adam Gussow, an Upper West Sider, summons the courage to ask if he can join him on harmonica. The white Ivy League graduate and black Mississippi blues man are an unlikely pair but soon friends—eventually playing before thousands at the New Orleans Jazz Fest—in a partnership that spans decades. This film showcases one of the great blues duos and attests to the unifying power of music.