Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Bread and Butter

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 89 minutes

Bread and Butter
Bread and Butter

“I can see your hymen from here,” so says Amelia’s boss in this upbeat comedy about looking for love, thinking of romance, and finding yourself. In BREAD AND BUTTER, 30-year-old Amelia is looking for her first boyfriend and—even with the help of her eccentric boss, her overbearing parents, and her best friend—her luck seems to be running out. With her nose buried in a book, she finds romance in a stranger who has left notes in the margins and soon finds herself entranced with this man who also videotapes his own will. Charming, funny, and unique (like any great date), BREAD AND BUTTER bills itself as the “anti-romantic comedy” and holds the audience’s hand as we watch Amelia navigate the book guy (Leonard) and Daniel (the delightful Bobby Moynihan of SNL) in a love triangle pitting both sides of Amelia’s romantic notions against each other. Will she choose the brooding Leonard or the affable Daniel? Are her ideas of romance and love feasible? Will she ever find someone to butter her bread? Love has questions; BREAD AND BUTTER has answers. – T.W.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM -
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM -
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:50 PM

American Independents Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Liz Manashil

Liz Manashil graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Film and Media Studies. She also received an M.F.A. in Film and TV Production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Manashil has worked as a film critic for PBS' Just Seen It.


Tiffany Gray, Stephen Gibler, Valerie Weiss

Liz Manashil

Katie Walker

Bruce Novotny, Lindsay Morrison

Principal Cast
Christine Weatherup, Bobby Moynihan, Micah Hauptman, Eric Lange, Lauren Lapkus, Sean Wright, Dawn Didawick, Harry Groener

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