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Buy Brick by Chance and Fortune as a HD digital file for only $5.00! What’s more it’s completely DRM free so you can burn it onto a DVD or stream it from your iTunes to Apple TV or other device, play it on your tablet device or iPod/iPhone. Whatever you want! We just ask that you not share it on file sharing sites. It’s worth five bucks right? Just click this button and follow the prompts. (Technical info: 720p/ iOS Mp4 file/2GB download/DRM Free)read more
|November 20, 2011|
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|October 4, 2011|
|7:00 pm||to||10:30 pm|
We’re returning to Off Broadway on October 4th for Two shows at 7 and 9PM. Tickets should be available here soon
Off Broadway is located at 3509 Lemp Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63118 (map)
|September 27, 2011|
|7:00 pm||to||8:30 pm|
We’re happy to announce that we’ll be returning to the historic Tivoli Theatre on September 27th for one show at 7PM.
(please note: you need to click the event time to purchase tickets, clicking the event title will bring you back to this site)
The Tivoli is located at 6350 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO Phone: (314) 995-6270read more
A documentary about the past, present, and future of brick in St. Louis, Brick by Chance and Fortune chronicles the city’s rich history as both a producer and user of a building material that’s as lovely as it is sturdy. Once a major player in the U.S. brick-making industry, St. Louis still boasts countless brick houses, from small working-class bungalows to the stately mansions of the Central West End and University City, and the documentary artfully illustrates the diversity and beauty of the city’s striking brick edifices.
The first feature-length documentary by Bill Streeter, Brick by Chance and Fortune sheds illuminating light on an integral, but often-ignored aspect of St. Louis’ urban landscape. (See the trailer at the bottom of this page)
SORRY DVD’s ARE SOLD OUT
However, some of our retail partners below may still have some copies in stock:
- Louisiana Purchase Museum Shop (At the Missouri History Museum)
- Garden Gate Shop (at Missouri Botanical Gardens)
- St. Louis Curio Shoppe
- The Royale
- Apop Records
Diane Keaggy wrote this nice piece about our film for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and STLToday.com in August:
Bill Streeter’s award-winning video blog, Lo-Fi Saint Louis, boasts St. Louis’ best musicians, artists and burlesque queens. But for his first feature-length film, Streeter showcases a subject that, on the surface, seems pretty dull: brick.
“I admit it seems a little nutty,” Streeter says. “But the more I learned about the history here and how that history is being stolen by brick thieves, I realized this could be a good film. One of the things that helped me think it was OK is when I saw that movie ‘Helvetica.’ I figured if someone can make a movie about a typeface, I can make a movie about a building material.”
“Brick by Chance and Fortune” had its debut at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase and will play twice this week at Off Broadway. The title, taken from Greek historian Plutarch, alludes to our geological jackpot: the clay beds that lie beneath large areas of St. Louis.
We were anxious to read our first review and it’s good! check this part out:
Like anything we see every day, brick is largely taken for granted, which is why BRICK BY CHANCE AND FORTUNE: A ST. LOUIS STORY is such a revelation. Even viewers who’ve never given St. Louis brick a second thought should be impressed how Streeter unexpectedly manages to turn a seemingly narrow subject into the type of relevant discourse that a great documentary should be.
–Tom Stockman We Are Movie Geeks
We’re very proud, read the whole review here.read more
We were amazed by the turn out and the support we had at our St. Louis Debut. When we arrived there was a line around the block! We came very close to selling out the theater. Our friend Jeffrey Fort provided little squeezy bricks and brick cupcakes! It was a blast and the film was very well received. Photos below.