Bathtubs Over Broadway

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Bathtubs Over Broadway
Bathtubs Over Broadway.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDava Whisenant
Produced byDava Whisenant
Susan Littenberg
Amanda Spain
Written byOzzy Inguanzo
Dava Whisenant
StarringSteve Young
Music byAnthony DiLorenzo
CinematographyNick Higgins
Natalie Kingston
Edited byDava Whisenant
Production
companies
Cactus Flower Films
Blumhouse Productions
Impact Partners
Distributed byFocus World (USA) (theatrical)
Netflix (USA) (TV)
Release date
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish

Bathtubs Over Broadway is a 2018 American documentary film directed by Dava Whisenant. Comedy writer Steve Young’s assignment to scour bargain-bin vinyl for a Late Night segment becomes an unexpected, decades-spanning obsession when he stumbles upon the strange and hilarious world of industrial musicals. The film premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and was released on November 30, 2018 by Focus World.[1]

Appearances[edit]

Music[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for Bathtubs Over Broadway was released digitally by Back Lot Music on August 16, 2019. The album was produced by Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant, and features a collection of "rare, original cast recordings from the golden age of industrial musicals, as depicted throughout the film. Many of these vintage tracks have never been made commercially available and have been restored from their original vinyl recordings."[2] Among the now-famous Broadway talent included on the album are Fiddler On The Roof songwriters and Tony Award winners Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, as well as Tony Award winning actor Hal Linden. The soundtrack also includes original score by Anthony DiLorenzo, as well as original songs with lyrics by Steve Young, the main subject of the film. A vinyl configuration of the soundtrack is planned for a Fall 2019 release.[3]

Reception[edit]

Bathtubs Over Broadway has received acclaim from critics and audiences on the festival circuit, earning multiple awards.[4][5][6][7] The film was included in Robert DeNiro's top 6 picks for the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.[8]

Festival Premiere[edit]

Bathtubs Over Broadway premiered on April 21, 2018 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center as part of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The film's director, Dava Whisenant, won Tribeca's Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director.

Tribeca Jury: “The winner of the Best New Documentary Director goes to a film that we chose for many reasons. The story, the specific subject, the journey into a world we never knew existed. This film also has an element every great film, doc, and story needs...heart.”[9]

Described as "the most feel-good film event of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival," the premiere featured post-screening live performances, including a duet about motion-activated faucets that reunited the stars of American Standard's cult favorite industrial show The Bathrooms Are Coming! [10][11]

Accolades
Film Festival / Organization Award Recipient(s) Result
Tribeca Film Festival[12] Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director Dava Whisenant Won
Vancouver International Film Festival[13] Most Popular International Documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Nantucket Film Festival[14] Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Hamptons Film Festival Summer Doc Series[15] Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Naples International Film Festival Jury Award: Best Documentary Feature Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Sidewalk Film Festival[16] Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
HotDocs[17] Top 10 Audience Favourite (#6) Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Heartland Film Festival[18] Humor and Humanity Award Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Traverse City Film Festival[19] Special Award for Exuberance in Documentary Filmmaking Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Nashville Film Festival[20] Special Jury Prize for Creative Obsession Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Alamo Drafthouse Lost Weekend X[21] Best Documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Alamo Drafthouse Lost Weekend X[22] Audience Favorite Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Teaneck International Film Festival[23] Audience Award: Best Documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Cinema Eye Honors[24] Audience Choice Prize Bathtubs Over Broadway Nominated
Cinema Eye Honors[25] Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation Syd Garon, Anton Goddard, Chris Kirk Nominated
IDA Documentary Awards[26] Best Music Documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway Nominated
IDA Documentary Awards[27] Best Score Anthony Di Lorenzo Nominated
AARP Movies for Grownups Awards[28] Best Documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway Nominated
Philadelphia Film Festival[29] Student Choice Award Bathtubs Over Broadway Nominated
Palm Springs International Film Festival[30] John Schlesinger Award Bathtubs Over Broadway Honorable Mention
Fargo Film Festival Best Documentary Feature Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Writers Guild of America Awards[31] Best Documentary Screenplay Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant Won
Rotterdam International Film Festival[32] Audience Award Bathtubs Over Broadway 2nd Place
Sedona Film Festival[33] Best of Fest Award Bathtubs Over Broadway Won
Chita Rivera Awards[34] Outstanding Documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway Nominated

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

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