Media Arts Program
 

Saturday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

$8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members (One admission gets you into either or both screenings)

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Cultivate Cinema Circle

Patrick Wang

A Bread Factory

This screening was rescheduled from January 19, 2019. All tickets from the original screening will be honored.

A Film in Two Parts by Patrick Wang

PART ONE: 3:00 p.m.

Dinner break.

PART TWO: 7:00 p.m.

Please join Cultivate Cinema Circle and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center as we screen both parts of Patrick Wang's latest film A Bread Factory (2018), which The New Yorker and rogerebert.com listed as one of the best movies of 2018. We'll be screening Part One at 3:00pm and Part Two at 7:00pm so attendees can grab dinner off-site during the hour-long intermission.

Special thanks to our sponsors BreadHive Bakery & Cafe, Community Beer Works, and Hydraulic Hearth!

Synopsis:

PART ONE:

"Forty years ago, Dorothea and Greta moved to the town of Checkford and bought an abandoned bread factory. They transformed it into an arts space. Here they host movies, plays, dance, exhibits. All types of artists visit. It's where civic groups and immigrant communities can meet, where there are after school programs for children. Now a celebrity couple—performance artists from China—have come to Checkford. They've constructed a huge building, the FEEL Institute, down the street. It is a strange sight for a small town.

"Dorothea and Greta learn about a new proposal to give all the funding from the school system for their children's arts programs to the FEEL Institute. Without this funding, the Bread Factory would not survive. They quickly rally the community to save their space. The commercial forces behind the FEEL Institute fight also, bringing a young movie star to town to help make their case. The school board meeting turns into a circus where the fate of the Bread Factory hangs in the balance."

PART TWO:

"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 and Greta 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."