Bread and Roses

Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers’ union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its “justice for janitors” campaign to the building. Sam finds Maya a willing listener, she’s also attracted to him

. Rosa resists, she has an ailing husband to consider. The workers try for public support; management intimidates workers to divide and conquer. Rosa and Maya as well as workers and management may be set to collide.

Bread and Roses

Title: Bread and Roses

Release Date: 2000

Genres: Drama

    Directors: Loach, Ken


  • Padilla, Pilar as Maya
  • Brody, Adrien as Sam Shapiro
  • Carrillo, Elpidia as Rosa
  • McGee, Jack as Bert
  • Rivas, Monica as Simona
  • Davila, Frankie as Luis
  • Hurst, Lillian as Anna
  • Payes, Mayron as Ben
  • Orellana, Maria as Berta
  • Garrett, Melody as Cynthia
  • Jackman, Gigi as Dolores
  • Reynolds, Beverly as Ella
  • Méndez, Eloy as Juan
  • Antonenko, Elena as Maria
  • Gorelik, Olga as Olga

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