Like Going to a Hardware Store for Bread

New York City-based filmmaker Roque Nonini and downtown theater artist Kim Katzberg collaborate in Like Going to a Hardware Store for Bread, a darkly comic DIY film, developed, shot and set in Brooklyn, New York. In spirit, the piece is the punk band that Kim wasn’t brave enough to be in at thirteen-years-old because she was too busy pleasing boys.

The story:
Tina infiltrates a Brooklyn Al-Anon meeting. Suddenly, Tina’s recalcitrant older sister crashes the friends and family of alcoholics meeting. The sisters’ thick as thieves bond unfolds as both dissonant and synergistic.

The themes:
What is possible when outsider women unconventionally unite to subvert prescribed systems?

What does it look like when adult children of alcoholics reclaim their voices by transforming their rage into living authentically?

  • Roque Nonini
    Disempowered: Puerto Rico's Perfect Storm (2019)
  • Kim Katzberg
    NYIT Award "Outstanding Original Short Script" for STRAYS (2016)
  • Roque Nonini
  • Kim Katzberg
  • Roque Nonini
  • Kim Katzberg
    Key Cast
    NYIT Award "Outstanding Solo Perfomance" for DAD IN A BOX (2019)
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Women, LGBTQ, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Roque Nonini

Roque Nonini is a filmmaker based in NYC. His 2019 documentary "DisemPOWERed: Puerto Rico’s Perfect Storm", examines the colonial roots of Puerto Rico's energy and debt crises. The film has played at more than 40 colleges and universities.

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