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David Bromberg Unsung Treasure
blues,bluegrass,country,rock&roll........the journey of a musical renegade


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October 9, 2013- The Village Voice- "quiet movie magic...restores its subject to his rightful place in the pantheon of great guitarists."

November 14,2012-The Hollywood Reporter- "Kruvant digs into the career of accomplished folkie David Bromberg"

November 1, 2012-Film Independent- "Critic's Choice"-"splendidly assembled and edited"

October 17,2012-Delaware Online-documentary On Wilmington Musician shows tonight at Queen !

October 8,2012- Daily Freeman- "Musician David Bromberg to kick off Woodstock Film Festival "

October 3, 2012- Musicfilmweb.com - " Warm and Forthright"

August 27,2012- Bloomberg News & Culture

July 7th,2012- NJTV, Life & Living with Joanna Gagis, Montclair Film Festival, Part 2

May 4,2012 Premiere- review on Baristanet - "Masterful Film"

April 26, 2012, Montclair Times highlights "David Bromberg Unsung Treasure"

An independent identity

Musician David Bromberg is an eclectic singer-songwriter who's played with a litany of notable musicians across genres, and he's the subject of "David Bromberg: Unsung Treasure," one of two films holding their world premiere at MFF.Bromberg is an idiosyncratic subject. He's got an unaffected and slightly nerdy personality that stands in contrast to his sometimes subversive, acerbic songwriting.The film chronicles Bromberg's early career, his decision to quit music in the early '80s to focus on violin-making, and his return to performing after an absence of more than 20 years.It's no wonder this story attracted director Beth Toni Kruvant. She was a practicing lawyer for 20 years, but had a sharp change in focus after her grandmother's death."I wanted to share her story with my children and I thought the best way to do that was through film," said Kruvant.And now she's premiering her fourth film — at MFF. The film is a good representation of the MFF experience...

http://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/149003335_Introducing_the_Montclair_Film_Festival.html?mobile=1

April 2012 - Montclair Times "Unsung Treasures" (World Premiere): Musician David Bromberg, who collaborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Jerry Garcia before quitting public performances in the 1980s and turning to violin making, is spotlighted in this documentary directed by Montclair native Beth Toni Kruvant."

April, 2012- Indiewire

April,2012- North Jersey.com

September 2011- Bonnie Nutkis Wins Raffle-5% donated to Japan Red Cross! -----------------------Many thanks to all those who participated in the raffle and helped bring the film to fruition!!!

May 13,2011- Crowdsourcing for David Bromberg documentary by John Lawless on 05.13.11 -The Bluegrass Blog- Beth Kruvant and Good Footage Productions are at work completing a documentary film on the life and artistic career of David Bromberg. And like so many independent films in the online era, they are using crowdsourcing siteindiegogo to attract the necessary investors. The project is entitled David Bromberg: Musical Maverick, and it covers what the producers describe as the untold story of this icon of the folk, bluegrass and acoustic music scene in the 1970s. Bromberg was a fixture on the festival circuit in his day, headlining shows and sharing the stage with fellow ’70s music figures  Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Mike Cross and others...Kruvant’s film follows Bromberg through the process of recording his newest CD,Use Me, and looks back over his life in acoustic music through a series of interviews with David, and his many contemporary artists. The record has David in collaboration with John Hiatt, Levon Helm, Los Lobos, Tim O’Brien, Dr. John, Keb’ Mo’ and others.The Good Footage folks have come up with an interesting twist on the crowdsourcing formula. Instead of just offering artist recordings and copies of the final product as premiums for online donors, they are entering all their small investors into a raffle to win a Martin D-16 guitar, autographed by David.

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