Satan & Adam

V. Scott Balcerek, USA 2018, 80’
Polish premiere
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The two of them must have raised a few eyebrows. Satan and Adam: an aging black eccentric and a young white man playing fiery blues together on a sidewalk in Harlem. It was the 1980s, a time when racial tensions were high, but they acted like there were no divisions or conflicts whatsoever. And they were great at what they did. In time, their casual performances turned into a full-fledged career, with a growing group of fans, real concerts and a record contract. It seemed like the future was theirs. Unfortunately, Satan suddenly disappeared, putting an end to the duo. V. Scott Balcerek's documentary, which was made over a period of more than two decades, talks about the duo’s interrupted friendship and their later fate. This is a film that starts out like an urban legend, only to gradually gain more and more momentum and emotional weight.

Piotr Mirski

Scott Balcerek

V. Scott Balcerek is a musician and filmmaker. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and the American Film Institute. He has worked on the visual effects for a number of bigproductions, including George Lucas's The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. He also has a lot of experience with film editing. He has directed a number of commercials. Satan & Adam is his feature debut.


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Cast & Crew

director V. Scott Balcerek
screenplay V. Scott Balcerek, Ryan Suffern
cinematography Michael Grady, Mark Knobil, Ryan Suffern, Jeffrey A. Unay
editing V. Scott Balcerek, J.R. Mitchell, Martin Singer
music Paul Pilot
cast The Edge, Harry Shearer, Al Sharpton, Adam Gussow, Sterling Magee
producer V. Scott Balcerek, Frank Marshall, J.R. Mitchell, Ryan Suffern, George Antonopoulos, David Munro, Jeffrey Pollack, Smiley Stevens
production RYOT Films, The Kennedy/Marshall Company
sales Cargo Film & Releasing
language English
coloration colour
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