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One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story (2008)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 August 2008 (USA)
ONE BAD CAT is about the transformative role art plays in the tumultuous life of 82 year-old, African-American, renowned "outsider" artist Reverend Albert Wagner. He has been a lightening ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas G. Miller

Writers:

Thomas G. Miller, Morgan R. Stiff (as M.R. Stiff)
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Albert Wagner Albert Wagner ... Himself
Delroy Lindo ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camille Billops Camille Billops ... Herself
Lena Calloway Lena Calloway ... Herself
Lynell Calloway Lynell Calloway ... Herself
Nik Cohn Nik Cohn ... Himself
Johnny Coleman Johnny Coleman ... Himself
Bernice Daniels Bernice Daniels ... Herself
Sergio Darling Sergio Darling ... Himself
Abe Frajndlich Abe Frajndlich ... Himself
Terry Gilbert Terry Gilbert ... Himself
Robin Gilbert-Greenwald Robin Gilbert-Greenwald ... Herself
Lateefah Wagner Hasan Lateefah Wagner Hasan ... Herself
Rebecca Hoffberger Rebecca Hoffberger ... Herself
Bonita Wagner Johnson Bonita Wagner Johnson ... Herself
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ONE BAD CAT is about the transformative role art plays in the tumultuous life of 82 year-old, African-American, renowned "outsider" artist Reverend Albert Wagner. He has been a lightening rod for controversy his entire life. Racism, ego and lust led him to the brink of ruin. Miraculously turned onto religion at age 50, he was inspired by God to paint, and become a famous artist for a mostly White clientele. From a racist Southern upbringing, in his later years his artwork railed against the lifestyles of members of the African-American community, which created as many detractors as champions. Near the film's conclusion, an ailing Albert comes to terms with his checkered past. Was Albert's penitence real and did he achieve redemption through his art? Written by Thomas G. Miller

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ONE BAD CAT is about the transformative role art plays in the tumultuous life of backsliding preacher, Reverend Albert Wagner, an 82 year-old, African American, renowned "outsider" artist.

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Language:

English

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15 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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One Bad Cat is a Revelation!
6 October 2009 | by olearytkoSee all my reviews

The visually stunning documentary One Bad Cat really is one bad movie. Meaning, good! This remarkable movie is a detailed and sometimes shocking portrait of the American folk artist Reverend Albert Wagner. In a house in East Cleveland that became a work of art itself, Reverend Albert Wagner created a body of art that is both extraordinary and startling.

Director Thomas G. Miller has brought this one-of-a-kind artist to rich and vivid life. The editing and pace of this movie is just wonderful. You feel as though the artist himself were taking you on a private tour not only of his Art but also the devils and angels who have tormented him and saved him.

This movie is an astonishing work of Art. Bravo, Thomas G. Miller!


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