One day in 1986, Adam Gussow, a white, Ivy League-educated harmonica player, found himself nursing a broken heart and walking down the street in Harlem, a block from the Apollo Theater. There, he came on a one-man band: Sterling Magee. Better known as Satan, Magee was a local legend with heavy blues guitar riffs and makeshift percussion instruments. Word around the neighborhood was that he had backed James Brown at the Apollo and cut singles for Ray Charles’s Tangerine label, but no one really knew for sure.
Advance tickets for programs at this venue are for sale online through Brown Paper Tickets. In the “Search Events” box, enter either the name of the film or SLIFF. There is a service charge of approximately $1.50 per ticket. Print your receipt and present it at the box office to obtain tickets.
3224 Locust Ave.
Free parking is available in the lot across the street from .ZACK; metered parking (free after 7 p.m. and all day on Sunday) is available on the surrounding streets.