Satan and Adam : The Music Will Take You Higher
Presented by Daddy Kool Records and Listen Up Film Series bringing the newest installment of the FREE monthly film series that promotes and encourages the independent spirit, explores the rich and raucous world of music, and celebrates art house films in the Tampa Bay area.Join us in the comforts of St Petersburg's Original Listening Room, Hideaway Cafe for "a celebration of the transformative power of music, and the bonds that develop when artists collaborate and worlds collide, the film follows Satan & Adam, a blues duo and a fixture on Harlem’s sidewalks in the late 1980s and early 1990s." and a twist that brings this story to Gulfport and even into the very room we are presenting the film at the Hideaway!
Director V. Scott Balcerek pulls together over two decades of documentary footage to chart the duo’s trajectory from busking in the streets of Harlem, where they were happened upon by U2 who were filming for their Rattle and Hum documentary, to bigger and bigger stages, depicting the challenges that both had to overcome to keep Satan & Adam and their friendship together.
Playing for years with artists including James Brown, Etta James and Marvin Gaye, Sterling Magee experienced the music industry’s exploitation of black musicians firsthand. So he walked away to play on the Harlem streets for “his people.” Reborn as Satan, he spread his gospel of freedom and became a New York City legend. When a white Jewish Ivy league scholar and musician named Adam Gussow asked if he could join him one day, both their lives took a powerful turn. Adam put aside the ivory tower life to play in the streets, and Sterling's embrace of his younger apprentice forged a sound that thrust him back in the spotlight. But life on the road took its toll on the duo, and suddenly Sterling vanished without a trace. The separation would test both men’s courage, and their journey to find each other again a tale of tragedy, survival and miraculous rebirth.
Run time : 78 mins, Not Rated ( no children under the 13)
Films Starts 8pm
The Hideaway will be serving food and drinks throughout the evening.
EventBrite RSVPs will have reserved seating closest to the screen
Reserved seating will be released at 745pm for general public