Bradly Dever Treadaway

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Bradly Dever Treadaway


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Premiering at 2016 The New Orleans Film Festival

Booked For Safekeeping addresses faltering outlets for the containment and expression of violent impulses, the reactionary bluster of discourse in contemporary society and the isolation and paranoia developing within American communities. Juxtaposed against the grace, rhythm and force inherent within the motions of a boxer engaged in battle with himself are archival images from a 1960 film produced by the Louisiana Association for Mental Health addressing the apprehension and incarceration of “disturbed” people. While investigating the propensity and commonality of violence, the piece alludes to the distressing shift in tone and approach regarding the policing of communities, wherein patience, compassion, and de-escalation are too often replaced with militaristic distance and aggressive control.