THE STORY: Daphne’s Dive is a cheap corner bar in North Philly where Daphne and her vibrant, eclectic regulars drink to art, politics, and life. As Daphne’s adopted daughter, very different from her reserved and pragmatic mother, grows up, this unconventional family is forced to confront who’s an insider, who’s an outsider, and the challenge of opening your heart to strangers.
“…[a] slow-burning, vibrantly sketched portrait of a scruffy North Philly booze joint…as much a portrait of a gentrifying community as a splintering group of friends.” —Time Out NY. “Hudes has a fine grasp of the friction created by the social tectonic plates that shift according to the waves of gentrification and governance. Each of these characters is good company…” —Deadline.com. “[DAPHNE’S DIVE] has a fierce compassion for its characters and an ardent love for Philadelphia’s diversity…there’s an unassailable heart to Hudes’ work…” —The Guardian (US).