Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

Plexifilm (2008)
Music, Documentary
English | Color | 1h 11min

Wild Combination is a visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his death in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the transcendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur's work is finally finding its audience. Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commentary from Arthur's family, friends, and closest collaborators to tell this poignant and important story.

Cast View all

Bob Blank Himself
Ernie Brooks Himself
Allen Ginsberg Himself
Philip Glass Himself
Steven Hall Himself
Steve Knutson Himself
Tom Lee Himself
Jens Lekman Himself
Lola Love Himself
Malachy O'Neill Birthday Party Boy #1
Oscar O'Neill Birthday Party Boy #2
Pascal O'Neill Birthday Party Boy #3
Arthur Russell Himself
Chuck Russell Himself
Emily Russell Himself
Will Socolov Himself
Tracey Stewart Adult Arthur
David Toop Himself
Carl Williamson Young Charlie
Peter Zummo Himself

Crew View all

Director Matt Wolf
Producer Ben Howe, Kyle Martin, Matt Wolf, Philip Aarons, Shelley Fox Aarons, Kyle Garner, Mark Lewin
Photography Jody Lee Lipes


Barcode Format Region Released Edition
857490005707 Blu-ray 1 Oct 16, 2018
082354004620 DVD 1 Nov 18, 2008
857490005691 DVD 1 Oct 16, 2018