Braddock Chronicles I & II (DVD)

 

**Note: Braddock Chronicles will no longer be sold directly through Braddock Films but will be available soon through Kino Lorber. Stay tuned!

  

Portraits and vignettes of the stubborn signs of life in a dying milltown. The Braddock Chronicles brings together the numerous short films Buba produced during the 70s and early 80s, a series of remarkable portraits of people and places in and around Braddock.

 

Among the highlights are the acclaimed J. Roy: New and Used Furniture, wherein Buba introduces us to a Braddock entrepreneur who has failed at twelve businesses and is busy teaching would-be entrepreneurs self-confidence; Sweet Sal, a portrait of wiry street hustler, Sal Carulli, whose cocky patter breaks down at the end of the film when he visits his father’s grave; and The Mill Hunk Herald, a trip inside a Steel Valley workers’ magazine, which looks like raw material for a Bruce Springsteen song.
 

**Note: Braddock Chronicles will no longer be sold directly through Braddock Films but will be available soon through Kino Lorber. Stay tuned!

 

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Description

DVD: 1972-85; 104 minutes 34 seconds; 16mm

Includes:
TO MY FAMILY (1972, 2 minutes)
J. ROY: NEW AND USED FURNITURE (1974, 11 minutes)
SHUTDOWN (1975, 13 minutes)
BETTY’S CORNER CAFE (1976, 11 minutes)
WASHING WALLS WITH MRS. G. (1980, 5 minutes)
HOME MOVIES (1980, 3 minutes)
HOMAGE TO A MILL TOWN (1980, 2 minutes)
SWEET SAL (1979, 25.5 minutes)
MILL HUNK HERALD (1981, 12 minutes)
PEABODY & FRIENDS (1983, 10 minutes)
BRADDOCK FOOD BANK (1985, 4.5 minutes)
BIRTHDAY PARTY (1985, 5.5 minutes)