Join KALX at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood for a special presentation of this documentary which will include a Q&A with the film’s Director, V. Scott Balcerek.
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, a Jewish Ivy League graduate and a 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.
Shot over 23 years, SATAN & ADAM is a documentary that celebrates the transformative power of music and captures a miraculous journey of friendship as it explores the bonds that develop when artists collaborate.