Wang’s leisurely epic unfolds across two two-hour-long parts entitled ‘For the Sake of Gold’ and ‘Walk with Me a While’ with a warmth and generosity rarely witnessed onscreen. The ensemble dramedy takes place at The Bread Factory, a community arts center run by a receptive older lesbian couple in the fictional small town of Checkford, New York. The adventures of a shy poet, a cranky filmmaker, and the cast of a theater production of Hécuba, among others, overlap with efforts to keep the town’s community board from defunding The Bread Factory in favor of a flashier new space. A wide array of acting styles helps place priceless value not only on art, but also on each person’s potential for artistry.
Patrick Wang Patrick Wang was born in Texas, the son of Taiwanese immigrants. He graduated from MIT with a degree in economics and music and theater arts. His first film ‘In The Family’ was hailed “an indie masterpiece” by Roger Ebert. His second film, ‘The Grief of Others’, premiered to critical acclaim at SXSW and Cannes. He was named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine, and the New York Times remarked, “This is a career to keep an eye on”.