"Bread and Roses"
Directed by Ken Loach
Ken Loach brings the same political commitment and
emotional empathy that marked his earlier work to this, his first film set
in the U.S. Adrien Brody stars in the story of L.A. janitors and their
attempt to unionize. "...in a period of stylistic ostentation, Loach's
modest transparency of means is salutary...Loach denies us a touristic
spectacle the characters themselves have scant leisure to enjoy" (Peter
Matthews, Sight & Sound). 106 minutes.