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Dismal Niche Presents: A Screening of "Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell" and a Live Performance of Music by Arthur Russell; $5

Dismal Niche Presents: 

A screening of "Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell" 
and Live Performance of Music by Arthur Russell.

~Performance will feature members of Hott Lunch, Sissy PaycheckEnemy Airship, Fliight, Half MoonNevada Greene, and Sterling/Pale.~

$5 door entry fee and concessions sales go toward funding the 2017 Dismal Niche Music and Arts Festival. 

About the film:

Wild Combination is director Matt Wolf’s visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS 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—including Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg—to tell this poignant and important story. 

With a visually experimental form, Wild Combination brings to life Arthur’s descriptively rich and emotionally direct music. The film explores the compelling cultural history of New York in the 1970s and ‘80s, the experience of being gay and confronting AIDS, and the cathartic process of making art and pursuing popular success at a time when those goals were mutually attainable. Intimate interviews with Arthur’s family and collaborators, rare archival materials, and an engrossing visual language bring his music to life and give long overdue attention to this ground-breaking artist.""

About Dismal Niche:

Founded in 2013 in Columbia, Mo, Dismal Niche began as a small batch, artist operated tape label and community arts network committed to facilitating and archiving the expression of the more esoteric and experimental accents of the local Columbia music and arts community. 

Since incorporating as a non-profit in April 2015 the activities of the organization have largely revolved around curating and facilitating the annual Dismal Niche Music and Arts Festival. Drawing from both local and regional communities as well as more established national and international artists whose work has helped to inspire and shape the world of experimental art and music, The Dismal Niche Music and Arts Festival's mission is to situate regional experimentalists within a larger national context bringing artists from across the U.S. and beyond the world to Columbia for a weekend offering residents rare opportunities to experience multimedia showcases and performances of high caliber contemporary art and music.


8PM / $5 -- All proceeds go to Dismal Niche