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Feast of the Epiphany: Discussion with Filmmakers and Cast

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Dirs. Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman. 2018, 80 mins. With Meng Ai, Nikki Calonge, Sean Donovan, Jill Frutkin, Jessie Shelton. In this formally ingenious docu-fictional diptych, a young woman lovingly prepares a meal for friends, and the simple gesture takes on unexpected significance. Revelry turns to meditations on mortality, and the tiniest, hard-won gesture of goodness comes from an unexpected party. Night turns to day, and viewers are taken somewhere else entirely―albeit with a lingering dissolve of emotions, ideas, and grace. From the Academy Award–winning producer of American Factory, Feast of the Epiphany is an uncommonly sensitive rumination on the ways people form and choose communities, collaborations, and support groups in the face of hardship, labor, and loss. Watch trailer.

Join us for a live online conversation with directors Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert, and Farihah Zaman, cinematographer Ashley Connor, and producer Caitlin Mae Burke on the occasion of their film debuting online. They are also joined by cast members Nikki Calonge, Jessie Shelton, and Jody Bolluyt (co-owner of Roxbury Farm CSA). Moderated by Curator of Film Eric Hynes.

Available to watch online beginning May 8.

Tickets: $12. Your ticket directly supports the Museum.

“A tantalizing portrait of both the fascinating realities behind people’s day-to-day existences and of the role food plays in fostering communion with friends, colleagues and the larger natural world.”Variety

“A meditative banquet of ideas…A fascinating cinematic language that interrogates itself about matters of spontaneity and manipulation, man-made products and earth-given treasures, simplicity and sophistication.”The Los Angeles Times

“A film whose formal experiments offer the viewer the abundant food for thought promised by the title….By pivoting on a seemingly incidental element of everyday life to look at where our food literally comes from, Feast of the Epiphany becomes a political prompt, reminding us to consider the origins of our consumables and the processes and structures that shape them.”The Village Voice