Directed by Matt Wolf

Directed by Matt Wolf

7 Episodes

Through revelatory use of archival footage, documentarian Matt Wolf sheds light on the nearly forgotten stories of visionary outsiders and queer heroes whose ahead-of-their-time contributions to culture have only begun to be fully appreciated. Whether going behind the music of avant-pop genius Arthur Russell (WILD COMBINATION: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR RUSSELL), unraveling the enigma of pioneering media archivist-activist Marion Stokes (RECORDER: THE MARION STOKES PROJECT), or telling the unique gay love story of history-shaking civil rights leader Bayard Rustin (BAYARD & ME), Wolf brings his subjects to vivid, compelling life.

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Directed by Matt Wolf
  • Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

    Episode 1

    Directed by Matt Wolf • 2008 • United States

    WILD COMBINATION is director Matt Wolf’s tender, visually absorbing portrait of the avant-garde composer, singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, Russell left behind an extraordinary,...

  • Teenage

    Episode 2

    Directed by Matt Wolf • 2013 • United Kingdom
    Starring Ben Whishaw, Jena Malone, Julia Hummer

    Teenagers didn’t always exist. They had to be invented. As the cultural landscape around the world was thrown into turmoil during the industrial revolution and a chasm erupted between adults and youth, ...

  • Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

    Episode 3

    Directed by Matt Wolf • 2019 • United States
    Starring Michael Metelits, Marion Stokes

    For over thirty years, Marion Stokes obsessively and privately recorded American television news twenty-four hours a day. A civil rights–era radical who became fabulously wealthy and reclusive later in life, he...

  • I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard

    Episode 4

    Directed by Matt Wolf • 2012 • United States

    Modesty, whimsy, and clarity of design grace the work of Joe Brainard, an artist and writer whose evocations of memory and desire perhaps found their greatest expression in his memoir-poem “I Remember.” Here, filmmaker Matt Wolf returns to this classi...

  • The Face of AIDS

    Episode 5

    Directed by Matt Wolf • 2016 • United States

    Therese Frare’s photograph of the AIDS activist David Kirby on his deathbed incited international controversy when it was used in a United Colors of Benetton advertisement in 1992. This short documentary, commissioned by “Time” magazine for their seri...

  • Bayard & Me

    Episode 6

    Directed by Matt Wolf • 2017 • United States

    Bayard Rustin was the organizer of the March on Washington and one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. In the 1980s, Bayard adopted his younger boyfriend, Walter Naegle, to obtain the legal protections of marriage. In this intimate love story...

  • Another Hayride

    Episode 7

    Directed by Matt Wolf • 2021 • United States

    As the AIDS epidemic took hold in the early 1980s, self-help guru Louise Hay created a space for healing called the Hayride. Drawing hundreds of gay men confronting a deadly and stigmatized disease, Louise promised that they could overcome AIDS throug...