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Review: Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis

Cambridge’s own eccentric trash-spelunker
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 28, 2011
3.5 3.5 Stars

Joe Davis is the type of character who begs to be profiled. So director Peter Sasowsky answered the call, and for years he followed Cambridge's own eccentric trash-spelunking bacteria whisperer around Greater Boston and the world, probing his chronically misunderstood imagination. Although at moments the film hints that the peg-legged Davis is a crackpot, it's ultimately clear that the former MIT and current Harvard lecturer is hardly a mad scientist. Davis is sometimes called the "Grandfather of Genetic Art," and now his work connecting natural curiosities with established scientific tenets is finally earning some acclaim, thanks to a surge in the popularity of biological art. Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis describes such a convincing arc that you almost wonder whether Sasowsky didn't know how the story would unfold from the beginning. Perhaps you can ask Davis at the Plough and Stars, where he's known to hug the bar and even does the dishes every Sunday night.

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