Our friend Matt Wolf, a talented filmmaker who's produced several short videos about the High Line, makes the New York debut of his first feature-length film, "Wild Combination", at the Kitchen on May 15. Matt's film was an Official Selection at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year.
The film will show as part of a series of film and music celebrating avant-garde musician Arthur Russell, a first-generation Kitchen artist. This one is not to be missed. Tickets are now available for two screenings. [www.ticketweb.com]
Visit the film's site for more info, stills and clips.
From the synopsis:
WILD COMBINATION is director Matt Wolf's visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur's work is finally finding its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators–including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg–to tell this poignant and important story.
Some of Matt's High Line shorts are on YouTube, including the 2007 High Line Portrait Project, and the 2007 Summer Benefit.
Matt's now at work on a video about the High Line's history, narrated by Ethan Hawke. Stay tuned.