Screening At Brooklyn Museum of Art Thursday Aug 1.
A brief update. After screening "We Are Alive" at the Pumphouse, Athens Film Festival and Arizona Film Festival, we took all of the audiences suggestions and trimmed 12 minutes out of the film. In June, "We Are Alive" received the Studs Terkel prize for Media and Journalism from the Working Class Studies Association. If you are in NYC on August 1st please come to the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Thank you LaToya for making this happen.
Film and Conversation: We Are Alive! The Fight to Save Braddock Hospital
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
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.