A BREAD FACTORY, PART ONE: FOR THE SAKE OF GOLD
by Patrick Wang
by Patrick Wang
A community arts center fights for survival when a celebrity couple—performance artists from China—build an enormous complex down the street catapulting big changes in their small town.
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.
Tyne Daly, Elisabeth Henry, James Marsters, Nana Visitor, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Carlson
2 hours, 2 minutes
October 26, 2018
Assisted Listening Devices Available
Mar 8 through Mar 14
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