The Braddock Chronicles

Directed by Tony Buba

Release Year: 1972
Running Time: 104
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Directed by Tony Buba

Twelve short works by Tony Buba, the director of LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, chronicling the rise and fall of Braddock, PA. Includes J. ROY: NEW AND USED FURNITURE, about an indefatiguable entrepreneur who has failed at a dozen businesses; SWEET SAL, an engaging portrait of part-time hustler; the hilarious WASHING WALLS WITH MRS G., a hilarious film starring Buba’s grandmother; and THE MILL HUNK HERALD, a trip inside a Steel Valley workers’ magazine which looks like raw material for a Bruce Springsteen song.

Part 1 (1972-80, 49 minutes)
TO MY FAMILY (1972, 3 mins)
J. ROY: NEW AND USED FURNITURE (1974, 11 mins)
SHUTDOWN (1975, 12 mins)
BETTY’S CORNER CAFE (1976, 11 mins)
WASHING WALLS WITH MRS G. (1980, 6 min)
HOME MOVIES (1980, 3 mins)
HOMAGE TO A MILL TOWN (1980, 3 mins)

Part 2 (1979-1985, 55 minutes)
SWEET SAL (1979, 25 mins)
MILL HUNK HERALD (1981, 13 mins)
PEABODY 7 FRIENDS (1983, 7 mins)
BRADDOCK FOOD BANK (1985, 5 mins)
BIRTHDAY PARTY (1985, 5 mins)