Tony Buba, an internationally acclaimed filmmaker from Braddock, Pennsylvania, inaugurates the 2023 Film Series, running May through December 2023. This year’s selection will introduce 17 films and 24 directors to a new generation of filmgoers in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, with special screenings in the museum’s outdoor Sculpture Court. Select screenings will open with a brief introduction from a featured filmmaker, director, or group to provide expanded context into the film or film pairings.
Buba, best known for documentaries about Pennsylvania, curated the inaugural Film Series lineup, which explores topics relevant to the region, such as labor, inequity, and identity. The expansive roster of films includes rarely seen and critically acclaimed documentaries and feature films, including work made by Buba and other filmmakers and directors, such as Peggy Ahwesh and Manny Kirchheimer.
In subsequent years, Carnegie Museum of Art will invite a filmmaker or artist to curate the Film Series, offering visitors the chance to enjoy film and time-based media, a medium that Carnegie Museum of Art has showcased and collected for decades.