A BREAD FACTORY: Part One
April 27 only
A community arts center questions if prefab ethos will replace grass-roots culture and, if so, who will care? Tyne Daley in an irrepressible, two- part ode to micropolitan life & DIY arts.
Director Patrick Wang IN PERSON Following the April 27th Screening!
[Wang] is rediscovering the rules of cinema on his own. This is a career to keep an eye on.
“The distinctive premise of Patrick Wang’s new film, “A Bread Factory,” is matched by the audacity and the originality with which he realizes it.”
– Richard Brody, New Yorker
Part One: FOR THE SAKE OF GOLD
Forty years ago, Dorothea and Greta moved to the town of Checkford and bought an abandoned bread factory. They transformed it into an arts space. Here they host movies, plays, dance, exhibits. All types of artists visit. It’s where civic groups and immigrant communities can meet, where there are after school programs for children. Now a celebrity couple—performance artists from China—have come to Checkford. They’ve constructed a huge building, the FEEL Institute, down the street. It is a strange sight for a small town.
Dorothea and Greta learn about a new proposal to give all the funding from the school system for their children’s arts programs to the FEEL Institute. Without this funding, the Bread Factory would not survive. They quickly rally the community to save their space. The commercial forces behind the FEEL Institute fight also, bringing a young movie star to town to help make their case. The school board meeting turns into a circus where the fate of the Bread Factory hangs in the balance.
Written & directed by Patrick Wang. With Tyne Daly, Elisabeth Henry, James Marsters, Nana Visitor, Brian Murray, Glynnis O’connor & Janeane Garofalo. 2018. DCP. 122 mins.
Part Two: WALK WITH ME A WHILE – Showing Sun, April 28 @ 1:25pm!
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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