By Jenn DeRose
Jon Scorfina The late, great Bob Reuter.
The Stage at KDHX was sold out for a screening of the documentary Bob Reuter's Last Tape, shown on November 16 as part of the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival. The film consists of testimonials from the artistic community, still photographs, footage of live performances and interviews with Reuter so intimate that director Josh Rolens deems them "confessions," serving as a retrospective of Reuter's life and work. The film oscillates between the extremes of Reuter's moods, from the bleak "I can't be happy" periods to the joy he derived from his artistic endeavors. Filmed a few years prior to his untimely death, Rolens captures the upswing, if not the height, of Reuter's creative life.
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