Past Film/Video

The Box

Tony Buba Washing Walls with Mrs. G. 

(1980)

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A cinematic chronicler of blue-collar life in his hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Tony Buba trains his documentary lens on the washing of his 87-year-old grandmother’s kitchen walls, an annual ritual. While the filmmaker works diligently and mostly out of sight of the camera, his grandmother anchors the piece, recounting stories of her immigration from Italy in the 1940s, her first impressions of the United States, and her endearing love of Braddock. (6 mins., 16mm film transferred to video)

Buba joins us on Sat, Oct 21, to screen his prescient 1988 doc Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy as part of our new Unorthodocs. festival. Click here for a complete schedule. 

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Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

  

SUPPORT FOR FREE AND LOW-COST PROGRAMS
Huntington Bank
Cardinal Health Foundation

 

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Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Past   Film/Video

Tony Buba Washing Walls with Mrs. G.