One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story 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… One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story 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… 2008-08-15 Unrated PT81M Documentary Tesseract Films
Movie Review

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

MPAA Rating: Unrated
One Bad Cat: The Reverend Albert Wagner Story | SCRATCH FEVER : Reverend Albert Wagner in Thomas G. Miller's biographical doc
SCRATCH FEVER: Reverend Albert Wagner in Thomas G. Miller's biographical doc
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Aug 15, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 81 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Tesseract Films

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-

Originally posted Aug 15, 2008 Published in issue #1007-1008 Aug 22, 2008 Order article reprints
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