David Bromberg Unsung Treasure Directed
Beth Toni Kruvant USA / 2012 / 74 minutes New York Premiere
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Beth Kruvant’s documentary follows the unique and powerful history of David Bromberg’s career path, tracing the roller coaster of Bromberg’s station as an American music legend of the 70s to the largest American violin collector, appraiser, and full-time violin luthier today. David Bromberg: Unsung Treasure contrasts Bromberg’s innovative rise to musical fame with his passion for the delicate craft of violin-making, showing that one’s career path is never predictable. Bromberg has combined the musical genres of blues, jazz, big band, gospel, rock, bluegrass and country throughout his musical career, collaborating with major names like Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and Jerry Garcia. Kruvant chronicles Bromberg’s rise to fame, his struggle with a twenty-two year hiatus, current musical ventures and his recent efforts in pioneering the music and arts community in his new hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.
—Chandra L. Knotts
David Bromberg will perform several songs following the film.
Beth graduated from Barnard College, Nova Law School and New York Film Academy. After practicing law for twenty years she began to tell stories through film. Now she is a full time filmmaker.
This is Beth Kruvant's third feature documentary. Her last documentary, Heart of Stone was recently seen on SHOWTIME. It was released theatrically in 2010. It won the Best Feature Film of the 2009 Philadelphia Film Festival. It won the audience award at Slamdance, and the Jury Award at Cinequest Film Festival along with many other distinguished awards.
Cast/Featuring: David Bromberg, Jorma Kaukonen, Sam Bush, Keb Mo, Dr. John, Vince Gil, Philip Setzer, Nancy Josephson, Mayor James M. Baker
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