Film Club presents a “Pie Day” inspired shorts program
FREE with Registration
Suggested donation of $5 at the door or at checkout
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
6:30 PM – Doors Open
7:00 PM – Film Program Begins
RMWF Screening Room at Lincoln Center
2727 N. Cascade Ave, Ste 140
A SERIES OF SHORTS IN CELEBRATION OF “PIE DAY”
THE BAKE SHOP GHOST
Directed by Lorette Bayle
In a haunted bake shop, a determined young woman struggles to find the perfect recipe to satisfy a hungry spirit. Based on a best-selling children’s book, this film provides enchantment for all ages.
Directed by Peter Hegedus and Jaina Kalifa
Ilona and Erzsébet are two elderly sisters who have baked traditional Hungarian
strudel together all their lives. The film explores the quirks of their enduring
friendship and how their family survived during the extreme poverty of the
communist era. It offers a deeply personal insight into the sisters’ family life,
including a strong connection to their dear mother, who taught them everything
they know. It also provides a window into the history and local traditions of the
small Hungarian town of Tura. While we learn about the art of strudel-making,
the real discovery of this film are the two big-hearted women who, despite
their differences, can’t live without each other.
PIE LADY OF PIE TOWN:
Directed by Jane Rosemont
Pie Town came upon its name in the 1920s when the area was a cattle driveway and stopping point for people escaping severe dust bowl conditions Travelers needed sustenance, someone made pies, and not much has changed since. So why did the latest pie lady, Kathy Knapp, leave her charmed, privileged life in Dallas to bake pie in a dusty town with no traffic light, no gas station, no motel? On a road trip with her family in 1995, they drove through Pie Town and saw a sign posted on the door of a defunct trading post: “There used to be pie. There ain’t no more.” Knapp’s mother insisted Pie Town needed a pie shop. “This isn’t right, it’s unAmerican” she repeated, and so they bought it.
The film chronicles the history of the area, and Kathy’s and her mother’s place in its distinction. We become privy to her resolve, her heartache, the subsequent healing, and how for her pie is a vehicle for love and peace.