“Bread and Roses” Final Film to Look at Civil Rights
“Bread and Roses” will be the final film shown for this year’s 27th Annual Casper College Multicultural Film Festival, “Retrospective on Civil Rights,” on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. The showing is free and open to the public.
Directed by British filmmaker Ken Loach, the 2000 film “ … centers on a janitorial strike in Los Angeles and the treatment and roles of immigrants in the United States,” said Erich Frankland, film festival director and chair of the department of political science, history, and international studies.
The film stars Pilar Padilla who was nominated for a National Council of La Raza ALMA – American Latino Media Arts – Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture; Adrien Brody; and Elpidia Carrillo, who tied for the NCLR ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
The film won the Phoenix Prize at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, tied for the Imagen Foundation Award for Best Theatrical Feature Film, and was nominated for an ALMA Award for Outstanding Motion Picture, and Best British Independent Film by the British Independent Film Awards, among others.
The film is based on the “Justice for Janitors” campaign of the Service Employees International Union during the 1980s in Los Angeles.
Evin Rodkey, Casper College anthropology and sociology instructor, will lead the post-film discussion for “Bread and Roses.”
The film will be screened in the Wheeler Auditorium, Room 103 in the Wold Physical Science Center on the Casper College campus. Casper College, the Casper College Foundation, the Casper College departments of political science, history and international studies, and social and cultural studies sponsor the Casper College Multicultural Film Festival.
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