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Potato Dreams of America

Power House Movie Screening

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Potato Dreams of America September 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Gesa Power House Theatre will present a screening of the independent film Potato Dreams of America on Wednesday, September 28, at 7:00PM.

Wes Hurley’s autobiographical dark comedy is about a young boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother, and their adventurous escape to Seattle in the 90s. Full of unexpected twists, this film is an immigrant’s take on the American Dream and the power of cinema, proving that life is often stranger than fiction.

The Cast:

  • Lea DeLaria
  • Dan Lauria
  • Jonathan Bennett
  • Rizo
  • Sophia Mitri Schloss
  • Sera Barbieri
  • Marya Sea Kaminski
  • Tyler Bocock
  • Hersh Powers

Director Wes Hurley is Russian-born and raised, now based in Seattle. He has made two feature films, dozens of shorts, and two seasons of critically acclaimed comedy series Capitol Hill. Hurley is a recipient of Creative Capitol Award, Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture Award, Advocate Magazine’s Person to Watch, and City Arts Magazine’s Artist of the Year. His autobiographical doc Little Potato (co-directed with Nathan Miller) won dozens of awards, including the Oscar-qualifying Jury Prize at SXSW. Hurley’s story and his work have been featured on BBC, NPR, The Atlantic, Vice, Out, The Wrap, Huffington Post, The Advocate, and Topic, among others.

“Wes Hurley mixes farce, fantasy and autobiography in his outrageously fun and deeply affecting Potato Dreams of America.” –Jonathan Duffy, producer of “Sorry to Bother You”
“I love everything about this story.” –Whoopi Goldberg

General admission seating ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

Gesa Power House Theatre is currently operating at full capacity but will continue to follow the most recent guidance from state and county Departments of Health. Current health and safety guidelines at Gesa Power House Theatre are available online or by calling the box office.

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