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Miriam Cutler

One Bad Cat The Reverend Albert Wagner Story

2008
One Bad Cat

Project Details

Released 2008
Production Company OVATION/Tesserac Film
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Synopsis


Narrated by Delroy Lindo, ONE BAD CAT is the story of Reverend Albert Wagner and his continuous journey for self-redemption from his past exploits. Through the use of intimate verite scenes and candid interviews of Albert, his family members, and art patrons, the documentary explores whether a driving passion coupled with a divine intervention can really redeem a man with many past indiscretions. Further, the film explores Albert's past of growing up in a segregated south and how those experiences shape his often controversial messages and "lessons" on race and religion.


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Credits


OVATION/Tesserac Films


Produced, Written, Directed, Edited by Thomas G. Miller


Produced by Nancy Dickenson


Co-Produced, Co-Edited, Co-Written by M.R. Stiff


Co-Edited by Lillian E. Benson, ACE


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


Narrated by Delroy Lindo


 


Awards & Festivals


Broadcast Premier OVATION 2011


Winner, Best Documentary Santa Barbara Film Festival


Winner, Audience Award/32nd Cleveland International Film Festival/The Cleveland Magazine Roxanne T. Mueller Award for Best Film.


Screened, IFC Center NYC, DOCUWEEK LA


Screened at many film festivals, including HOT SPRINGS Documentary Film Festival

Distributed by VANGUARD


onebadcat cleveland     onebadcat frond

Reviews


“A bowling ball's black kitty face busting out of a white bag: Does this beguilingly simple sculpture evoke transcendence—a message that the least among us can define his own destiny—or unconsciously expose a psyche-deep racial inferiority complex? In profiling the late African-American outsider artist Reverend Albert Wagner, who picked up a brush at age 50 and began to atone obsessively for past sins, filmmaker Thomas G. Miller answers "maybe" to both in this compellingly ambivalent portrait, which explores a taboo subject (racial divides in the viewing and collecting of art) with irresolvable complexity.” ~ By Jim Ridley, Village Voice



Project Details

Synopsis


Narrated by Delroy Lindo, ONE BAD CAT is the story of Reverend Albert Wagner and his continuous journey for self-redemption from his past exploits. Through the use of intimate verite scenes and candid interviews of Albert, his family members, and art patrons, the documentary explores whether a driving passion coupled with a divine intervention can really redeem a man with many past indiscretions. Further, the film explores Albert's past of growing up in a segregated south and how those experiences shape his often controversial messages and "lessons" on race and religion.


Get the soundtrack at CD Baby


Credits


OVATION/Tesserac Films


Produced, Written, Directed, Edited by Thomas G. Miller


Produced by Nancy Dickenson


Co-Produced, Co-Edited, Co-Written by M.R. Stiff


Co-Edited by Lillian E. Benson, ACE


Original Score by Miriam Cutler


Narrated by Delroy Lindo


 


Awards & Festivals


Broadcast Premier OVATION 2011


Winner, Best Documentary Santa Barbara Film Festival


Winner, Audience Award/32nd Cleveland International Film Festival/The Cleveland Magazine Roxanne T. Mueller Award for Best Film.


Screened, IFC Center NYC, DOCUWEEK LA


Screened at many film festivals, including HOT SPRINGS Documentary Film Festival

Distributed by VANGUARD


onebadcat cleveland     onebadcat frond

Reviews


“A bowling ball's black kitty face busting out of a white bag: Does this beguilingly simple sculpture evoke transcendence—a message that the least among us can define his own destiny—or unconsciously expose a psyche-deep racial inferiority complex? In profiling the late African-American outsider artist Reverend Albert Wagner, who picked up a brush at age 50 and began to atone obsessively for past sins, filmmaker Thomas G. Miller answers "maybe" to both in this compellingly ambivalent portrait, which explores a taboo subject (racial divides in the viewing and collecting of art) with irresolvable complexity.” ~ By Jim Ridley, Village Voice



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