A BREAD FACTORY
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PART I: FOR THE SAKE OF GOLD
dir. Patrick Wang, 2018
122 mins. United States.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 5 PM with writer-director Patrick Wang in person for Q&A!
(This event is $10.)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 5 PM
Patrick Wang’s miraculous two-part feature A BREAD FACTORY has made theatrical rounds over the past year and change to rapturous acclaim. Spectacle is very excited to host A BREAD FACTORY for 3 special screenings in September leading up to the release of the blu-ray by Grasshopper Films, including multiple opportunities to watch the whole film back-to-back. This is the story of a community arts center in the small (fictional) town of Checkford.
After 40 years of running The Bread Factory, Dorothea (Tyne Daly) and Greta (Elisabeth Henry) 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.
"A major new work by a singular American artist. A Bread Factory has an immense cast, a deliberate pace and thematic ambition to spare — but it also has a ground-level, plain-spoken modesty that renders it hypnotic. Critic's Pick!" — Bilge Ebiri, The New York Times
"My favorite film of the year by far. As of this writing, I've seen both parts three times. With each viewing, I notice new things and am more moved by the characters... This film is miraculous, and we are lucky to have it." — Matt Zoller Seitz, linkRogerEbert.com
“A richly absorbing portrait of a community theater at a crossroads. A wondrously moving, thoughtful and inventive new movie. Wang is an unusually gifted and criminally undersung talent.” — Justin Chang, LA Times
“Endlessly warm, playful and lovable… Suggests the work of Richard Linklater, Christopher Guest, Robert Altman and Edward Yang. The film is utterly singular, though, the kind of work that will become a point of comparison itself.” — Alan Scherstuhl, LA Weekly
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