Directed by Patrick Wang | 2018
With Tyne Daly, Elisabeth Henry, James Marsters
The second installment in Patrick Wang’s delightfully loopy, loose-limbed saga about a struggling performing arts center fighting to stay afloat in a gentrifying upstate New York town. Spinning off into ever more freewheeling, imaginative realms, A Bread Factory Part Two captures residents rehearsing for a production of Euripides’ Hecuba, while outside the real theatrics are taking place: the town has been invaded by strange tourists and mysterious tech start-up workers. There is a new normal in Checkford…if it is even really Checkford any more. Punctuated by surreal song and dance numbers and flights of absurdist fancy, Part Two is a profound exploration of the mysterious interplay between life and art.
One of the most wonderfully surprising American independent films in years, Patrick Wang’s two-part micro-epic has garnered comparisons to the works of Robert Altman, Jacques Rivette, and Christopher Guest for its offbeat humanism and deft handling of a sprawling ensemble cast.
General Admission: $16
Peter Jay Sharp Building – BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11217 USA