If you know Tony Green, you likely know him for his performances of gypsy jazz, or as the painter of the mural in the Rock ‘n’ Bowl. In a new documentary, director Todd Grove tries to answer the question, Who the Hell is Tony Green? He reveals another side to Green—Green the conspiracy theorist, who sees the dark hands of the Catholic Church and occultists (among others) orchestrating the New World Order and such events as 9/11 and the post-Katrina conditions.
Green’s family and friends—including musicians John Rankin and Tom McDermott—are interviewed, and all struggle to reconcile the aesthetic classicist with the political radical. Grove is readying the film for the New Orleans Film Festival, but he’ll debut it April 21 at the Howlin’ Wolf.