United States | 2018 | Patrick Wang
The new two-part comedy-drama written and directed by indie phenom Patrick Wang (In the Family) is the story of a community arts center, The Bread Factory, in the small town of Checkford, NY. Tyne Daly plays one half of the female couple that has run the center for 40 years, but now faces an existential threat when a celebrity couple—performance artists from China—comes to Checkford to build an enormous arts complex down the street, signifying big changes for the small town. Janeane Garofolo, Glynnis O’Connor, and many others co-star in this film that was partly inspired by Wang’s 2012 visit to the Cleveland Cinematheque (and to other non-profit film theaters and media arts centers around the U.S.) with his acclaimed 2011 debut film, In the Family. “Four stars (highest rating)…Patrick Wang's A Bread Factory, Part One: For the Sake of Gold is half of a matched set of movies that comprises the most original filmgoing experience of the year. Part Two is subtitled Walk with Me a While. Each runs two hours. The halves are meant to be shown back-to-back in a theater with an intermission, but you can watch them independently and come away feeling that you've seen a complete work. Any way you watch it, A Bread Factory is a wildly ambitious yet self-effacing epic about a place and its people.” –RogerEbert.com. DCP. 122 min.
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A BREAD FACTORY, PART TWO: WALK WITH ME A WHILE
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