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A Bread Factory
Sun, Nov 18, 2018
1:30 – 6:30 PM
BEAHIVE / 291 Main St
A PAIR OF FILMS THAT LOOKS AT THE STATE OF ART, COMMUNITY AND COMMERCE IN OUR LIVES.
Part 1: 1:30 PM
Part 2: 3:45 PM
Q&A: 5:45 PM
Note: Each film stands alone and can be enjoyed separately, but they are meant to be seen together. We’ll have a 15-minute intermission between the films.
“Any way you watch it, A Bread Factory is a wildly ambitious yet self-effacing epic about a place and its people, written, directed and acted in the spirit of Robert Altman, Richard Linklater and Edward Yang — muralists who paint on wide canvases, yet still treat each character as individuals worthy of their own portraits…. This is my favorite film of the year by far — and when I say “film,” singular, I’m referring to both halves of A Bread Factory, because they flow together in the mind.” [Part One review]
“Part Two… is as meticulously constructed as Part One, but more playful and light on its feet.”
— Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
Q&A with writer/director/producer Patrick Wang and TSL director Linda Mussmann
The films take their inspiration from the life story of Time & Space Limited in Hudson and its co-directors Linda Mussmann and Claudia Bruce and was shot at the arts venue in 2017 using local cast and crew.
Part One: For the Sake of Gold
After 40 years of running The Bread Factory, Dorothea and Greta are suddenly fighting for survival when a celebrity couple — performance artists from China — come to Checkford and build an enormous complex down the street catapulting big changes in their small town. (comedy-drama / 122 min.)
Part Two: Walk With Me a While
At The Bread Factory, they rehearse the Greek play Hecuba. But the real theatrics are outside the theater where the town has been invaded by bizarre tourists and mysterious tech start-up workers. There is a new normal in Checkford, if it is even really Checkford any longer. (comedy-drama-musical / 120 min.)
Starring: Tyne Daly, Elisabeth Henry, James Marsters, Nana Visitor, Glynnis O’Connor, Janeane Garofalo, Brian Murray, Jessica Pimentel, Zachary Sayle, Janet Hsieh, George Young, Martina Arroyo, Trevor St. John
Writer & Director: Patrick Wang
Producers: Daryl Freimark, Matt Miller, Patrick Wang, Paul Greenwood, Linda Mussmann
Patrick Wang’s first film In the Familywas hailed “an indie masterpiece” by Roger Ebert. His second film, The Grief of Others, premiered to critical acclaim at SXSW and Cannes. He was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine, and the New York Timesremarked, “This is a career to keep an eye on.”
He was born in Texas, the son of Taiwanese immigrants. He graduated from MIT with a degree in economics and music and theater arts. He has studied game theory, health policy, and income inequality at the Federal Reserve, the Harvard School for Public Health, and other organizations. He is author of the books The Monologue Playsand Post Script, an interactive book about the making of The Grief of Others.
$10 for 1 film / $15 for both
for both films, just add $5 as an Additional Donation
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