Lightning over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy

Directed by Tony Buba

Year: 1988
Running Time: 80
Color Type: Color
Language: Engish
Subjects: Labor Studies
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Lightning over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy

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Directed by Tony Buba


LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK: A RUSTBOWL FANTASY is as eccentric a picture of America as has emerged in the last two decades. Like Buba’s earlier short films, it chronicles the decline of Braddock, Pennsylvania, a hard-luck town which once flourished as “Pittsburgh’s shopping center.” It concerns a director (Buba, playing himself) trying, without much success, to make a movie with a crazy street hustler named Sal, who considers himself responsible for Buba’s (modest) success. Like Errol Morris, Buba has a fascination with the idiocyncratic details of daily life, and uses his formidable sense of humor to document the decay of industrial America. LIGHTNING OVER BRADDOCK, Buba’s magnum opus, might have its tongue in its cheek but its heart is always firmly in the right place.

See also Buba’s short film collection THE BRADDOCK CHRONICLES.

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