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His parents broke my heart. And their relationship with his boyfriend after Arthur's death... He inspired love and tenderness, I think.
This doc is a heartbreaker, but Arthur Russell deserves the prematurely lost genius treatment. It's also eye-opening to get a window in Russell's circle of artist buddies, which includes figures like Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass and David Byrne.
Don't you ever wonder what would have happened if he hadn't died?
Great documentary! I hope it helps more people know the amazing music of Arthur Russell!
The man who set the template of indie music and exploded wonderful sounds into the eardrums of the modern man.