A Bread Factory, Part Two (Post-Show Q&A with Patrick Wang!)
This is the story of The Bread Factory, a community arts center in the small town of Checkford, told in two films.
A BREAD FACTORY, PART ONE & TWO are our two December member screenings! We are thrilled to announce that Patrick Wang (Director) whom you might remember from Ebertfest 2013 when he was in town for the screening of his film “In the Family” will join us via Skype for post-show Q&A!
Free screening for all Annual Members + 1. Rush tickets will be available for $10 right before show time, based on availability.
Checkford hasn’t been the same since the school board meeting. Mysteriously, the reporter who runs the local newspaper disappears. Bizarre tourists start to show up, then come mysterious tech start-up workers. With all the new people, real estate is booming.
Amidst all these distractions, Dorothea (Tyne Daly) and Greta (Elisabeth Henry) try to continue their work. They are rehearsing a production of HECUBA by Euripides. On the day they open the play, Dorothea gets the news that the Bread Factory will lose an essential piece of their funding.
The beautiful opening night performance of HECUBA plays to a tiny audience. Brokenhearted, Dorothea and Greta must decide whether to give up their work at the Bread Factory because their community and support has disappeared, or to continue in their struggle to build community through art. (2018, Patrick Wang, U.S., English, 120 min, NR, DCP)
“If PART ONE centered on the role of the arts in the lives of these characters and their community, Part Two finds their lives becoming art.” — Alan Scherstuhl, L.A. Weekly
“Taken together with PART ONE, it seems as thorough and thoughtful a statement on art and life as any American filmmaker has given us.” — Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
“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