Tag: Tony Buba

TODAY August 1st, NYC: Film and Conversation: “We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital”

Still from the film We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital. Photo courtesy of Tony Buba

Brooklyn Museum
Film and Conversation with LaToya Ruby Frazier and Tony Buba:
We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital

Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital (Tony Buba, 2012, 85 min.). This documentary chronicles the residents of Braddock, Pennsylvania, organizing to fight a corporate healthcare giant to keep their community hospital. Shot in cinema verité style, the film follows the work of the community over a two-year period through daily setbacks and struggles, portraying a town’s strength, dignity, and spirit.

The screening is presented in conjunction with the exhibition LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital. A conversation between Frazier and Buba follows the film. Tickets are included in Museum admission and are available in advance at www.museumtix.com or at the Visitor Center.”

Brooklyn Museum
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York

May 11th, NYC: Performance by LaToya Ruby Frazier

© 2012 LaToya Ruby Frazier

Whitney Museum of American Art
Demystifying the Myth of the “Urban Pioneer”

Performance by LaToya Ruby Frazier
ith Tony Buba, Sharon Zukin, and Damian Catera
Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Admission: Free or “pay-what-you-wish” on Fridays.

“Photographer and media artist LaToya Ruby Frazier uses the conventions of social documentary to probe and upend traditional narratives of urban growth and the triumph of industry. Exposing the underbelly of corporate practices—rapid de-industrialization and outsourcing, environmental negligence, and inner-city gentrification—Frazier’s work examines the crises of postindustrial communities and the racial divisions wrought by capital. Tonight she is joined by filmmaker Tony Buba, sociologist Sharon Zukin, and composer and sound artist Damian Catera for a multimedia exploration of the myth of the “urban pioneer” within her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania.”

This performance is being presented in conjunction with the Whitney Biennial 2012, which includes LaToya Ruby Frazier, on view until May 27, 2012.

Whitney Museum, Lower Gallery
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, New York 10021
Tel: (212) 570-3600


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