Bread & Roses Presents

A short documentary about the work of Bread & Roses Presents, an organization founded in 1974 by the late Mimi Fariña that brings hope & healing through live music and the performing arts to isolated audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area. The film showcases four programs presented by Matt Jaffe at Timothy Murphy School in San Rafael, Tammy Hall at Center for Elders Independence in Oakland, Circus of Smiles at Canal Family Support in San Rafael, and The Lemonhammer at the Father Alfred Center in San Francisco. Includes interviews with the artists, facility staff and Bread & Roses Executive Director Dave Perron and Producer Francesca Lee which highlight the benefits that live art has on children, adults and seniors in varied institutional settings. Narration by Peter Coyote. Film by Pint of Soul Productions.

  • Dan Foldes
    Director
    LoWatters EPK and other music videos
  • Marian Hubler
    Writer
  • Francesca Lee
    Writer
  • Dan Foldes
    Producer
  • Francesca Lee
    Producer
  • Matt Jaffe
    Key Cast
  • Tammy Hall
    Key Cast
  • Circus of Smiles
    Key Cast
  • The Lemonhammer
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 16, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Dan Foldes

San Francisco’s Dan Foldes founded Pint of Soul in 2011 out of the desire to capture unique musical performances by his talented group of musician friends in pleasantly unexpected locations, and present them to the greater community in the most sonically and visually exciting way imaginable. Dan draws from his experience studying music theory and composition at Colorado College and brings that sensibility to his work as a concert sound engineer, recording engineer, and video producer for Pint of Soul. The musician's mindset combined with a discerning audience member's taste are the perspectives which guide his choices in each project's performances.

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Director Statement

"After dedicating years to live concert mixing I was interested in experimenting with the the more creative aspects of filming and recording,” says Foldes. “It all started in 2011 when I invited my friend and blues singer/guitarist to an incredible-sounding tunnel in Golden Gate Park. All I had was my handheld field recorder, a couple mics, and a borrowed point-and-shoot camera. The resulting video had a great vibe and it was a blast to produce and share, which further sparked my passion to direct more performance videos and make each one better than the last."