Bread and Roses (film)


Bread and Roses (film)

Infobox Film
name = Bread and Roses


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director = Ken Loach
producer =
writer = Paul Laverty
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starring = Pilar Padilla
Adrien Brody
Elpidia Carrillo
music =
cinematography = Barry Ackroyd
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released = 2000
runtime = 110 min.
country = U.K. / France / Germany / Spain / Italy / Switzerland
language = English / Spanish
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imdb_id = 0212826

"Bread and Roses" is a 2000 film directed by Ken Loach, starring Adrien Brody. The plot deals with the struggle of poorly paid janitorial workers in Los Angeles and their fight for better working conditions and the right to unionize. It is based on the Justice for Janitors campaign of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). [ [http://student.ccbcmd.edu/~wbarry/laborinmovies/Bread%20and%20Roses%20Foreword.doc" Bread and Roses Foreword"] ,SEIU President Andrew L. Stern]

The film is critical of inequalities in the United States. Health insurance in particular is highlighted and it is also claimed in the film that the pay of cleaners and other low paying jobs has declined in recent years.

The film's name, "Bread and Roses", derives from the 1912 textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Though the phrase comes from a 1910 poem by James Oppenheim, it is commonly associated with the Lawrence strike, which united dozens of immigrant communities, led to a large extent by women, under the leadership of the Industrial Workers of the World.

Awards and nominations

The film was nominated for the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Jury Award at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival in 2000. In 2001, it was nominated for the Artios award of the Casting Society of America, for the British Independent Film Awards for Best British Independent Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, and won the Phoenix Prize at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. In 2002, it was nominated for four ALMA Awards, of which it won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture(Elpidia Carrillo) and also won the Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Feature Film of the Imagen Foundation Awards.

References

External links

* [http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45b/073.html The Bread-and-Roses-strike]
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