Lisa Schwarzbaum
August 15, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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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