The art of Kevin Blythe Sampson

THE ART OF
KEVIN BLYTHE SAMPSON

3/21/11

One Bad Cat - The Reverend Albert Wagner Story

One Bad Cat - The Reverend Albert Wagner Story


Through the use of intimate verite scenes and candid interviews of Albert, his family members, and art patrons, the documentary explores whether a driving passion coupled with a divine intervention can really redeem a man with many past indiscretions. Further, the film explores Albert's past of growing up in a segregated south and how those experiences shape his often controversial messages and "lessons" on race and religion. By examining the community that purchases "Visionary" or "Outsider" art the documentary investigates how racism in American has not only effected one man, but how it continues to affect our society at large. Punctuating the film, Albert’s paintings and sculptures, illustrate not only scenes from Albert's history, but lend a unique lens to how he views the world.