Bread and Roses


1h 50m 2000

Brief Synopsis

A young Mexican woman crosses the border into LA to join her sister, who works as a janitor in some of the city's largest corporate offices. Surrounded by the machinations of big business, the sisters seek happiness on a smaller but more human scale as they try to organize a janitorial union. A chan

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

A young Mexican woman crosses the border into LA to join her sister, who works as a janitor in some of the city's largest corporate offices. Surrounded by the machinations of big business, the sisters seek happiness on a smaller but more human scale as they try to organize a janitorial union. A chance meeting with a passionate American activist leads to a guerilla campaign against their employers. The fight threatens their livelihood, family, and risks their expulsion from the country.

Crew

Edwin Abzun

Other

Glenda Abzun

Other

Barry Ackroyd

Director Of Photography

Barry Ackroyd

Other

Irma Alas

Other

Pablo Alvarado

Other

Vanessa Angel

Other

Julie Ariola

Other

Javier Arrieta

Wardrobe Supervisor

William Atherton

Other

Rosa Ayala

Other

Vince Balderrama

Other

Ray Beckett

Sound

Lara Belmont

Other

Cort Bishop

Other

Edgar Blanco

Other

Kevin Brazier

Editor

Kevin Brazier

Sound Mixer

Steven Brooksbank

Casting Associate

Martin Butterworth

Titles

Cesar Cabrera

Other

Cooper Campbell

Other

Dinora Castillo

Other

Jorge Castillo

Other

Yolanda Castillo

Other

Maria Estela Ceren

Other

Simon Chamberlain

Music

Earl L Cooper

Other

Pablo Cruz

Researcher

Camucos Del Norte

Song Performer

Benicio Del Toro

Other

Catherine Doherty

Art Director

Clint Dougherty

Camera

Encarnacion Espinos

Other

Cristina Ezpinos

Other

Oded Fehr

Other

Ulrich Felsberg

Executive Producer

George Fenton

Music

Cathy Mickel Gibson

Unit Production Manager

Stuart Gordon

Other

Stephen Griffiths

Editor

Veronique Guillem

Makeup

John Hayward

Dubbing Mixer

Richard Hicks

Casting

Martin Johnson

Production Designer

Richard Kite

Sound

Paul Laverty

Screenplay

Ken Lavet

Location Manager

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Melissa Levander

Set Decorator

Eduardo Lopez

Other

Victoria Marquez

Other

Pam Marshall

Production

Ricardo Mtndez Matta

Assistant Director

Michelle Michael

Costume Designer

Jesus Morino

Other

Bradley A Morris

Assistant Director

Jonathan Morris

Editor

Rebecca O'brien

Producer

Maria E Ortega

Other

Rick Otto

Other

El Pajaro

Other

Heidi Pavey

Production Coordinator

Humberto Paz

Other

Elvia Pena

Other

Christopher Penn

Other

Yvette Perez

Hair Stylist

Ron Perlman

Other

Daniele Pfennings

Production

Diego Quemada-dizz

Camera Operator

Cristina Felipe Ramirez

Other

Alexandra Reed

Production

Noemi Rios

Other

Armando Rodriguez

Other

Tim Roth

Other

Triana Silton

Other

Rebecca Silva

Other

Roger Smith

Consultant

Sharon Swab

Assistant Director

Trevor Swanscott

Sound Mixer

Robin Tunney

Other

Ernesto Alonso Vega

Other

Jose Fco Vega

Other

Angel Villanueva

Other

Samuel West

Other

Haskell Wexler

Camera

Nick Wollage

Music

Ronnie Yeskel

Casting

Stephanie Zimbalist

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Lionsgate
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Phoenix Prize for Best Film Saluting the Outsider Spirit at the 2001 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States June 1, 2001

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States March 2001

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States on Video November 27, 2001

Released in United States Spring May 11, 2001

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Closing Night) March 1-11, 2001.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.

Based on real events which took place in Los Angeles, California in the 1980s. Under the banner "Justice for Janitors," exploited immigrant workers unionized.

Began shooting August 26, 1999.

Completed shooting October 6, 1999.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.)

Released in United States March 2001 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Closing Night) March 1-11, 2001.)

Released in United States Spring May 11, 2001

Expanded Release in United States June 1, 2001

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at AFI Fest 2000: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival October 19-26, 2000.)

Released in United States on Video November 27, 2001