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One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story

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One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story

One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
81 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/15/08
director:
Thomas G. Miller
distributor:
Tesseract Films
author:
Thomas G. Miller
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B-

With One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story and a subject this colorful, all a nonfiction filmmaker has to do is get out of the way. Wagner was a gambling, boozing badass with a slew of kids by three women when, at the age of 50, he found salvation through a paintbrush: Over the next 30 years, his astonishing creative output brought him fame — and spiritual solace. Internalized racism is the pilot light heating his often autobiographical works, and Thomas G. Miller’s roughly cobbled film is strongest when the subject of race is right in the viewer’s face. B-

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