Doc Edge Festival 2019 in association with RNZ presents a series of documentary screenings at the auditorium at The Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki, as part of the 2019 Auckland Festival, May 31 - June 9
Bathtubs Over Broadway
US | 2018 | 87mins | English | Dir. Dava Whisenant | Asia Pacific Premiere
When Steve Young, a comedy writer for David Letterman's Late Show, was gathering material for a segment on the programme he stumbled across some vintage records that would change his life forever.
Bizarre cast recordings marked 'Internal Use Only' revealed full-throated Broadway-style musical shows about some of the most recognisable corporations in America including General Electric, McDonalds, Ford, DuPont and Xerox. Steve didn't know much about musical theatre, but these recordings delighted him.
Bathtubs Over Broadway follows Steve Young on his quest to find all he can about this hidden world. While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway.
Part of Doc Edge Festival 2019, visit docedge.nz for more information & the complete 2019 Festival Programme