A BREAD FACTORY
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PART 2: WALK WITH ME FOR A WHILE
dir. Patrick Wang, 2018
120 mins. United States.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - 7:30 PM with writer-director Patrick Wang in person for Q&A!
(This event is $10.)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - 10 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 7:30 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 back-to-back. This is the story of a community arts center in the small (fictional) town of Checkford.
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.
"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, RogerEbert.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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