2018 / adventure / 1h 20min / directed by Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman / country: USA / language: English
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15 – 4:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m. with Post-screening Q&A moderated by Carlos Aguilar (The Los Angeles Times) THURSDAY, Jan. 16 – 4:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m. with Post-screening Q&A moderated by filmmaker Sandi Tan (Shirkers) FRIDAY Jan. 17 – 4:00 p.m. / 7:00 p.m. with Post-screening Q&A moderated by Jordan Cronk (Acropolis Cinema)
“Puzzling at the onset yet ultimately satisfying, this production doesn’t precisely qualify as docufiction, but rather as a juxtaposition of narrative forms to explore which is perceived as more affecting… With marked dualities at play — visually contrasted [through] the sun-drenched outdoors and a lugubrious apartment, and intellectually between the organic and the artificial in art, food and life — the filmmakers materialize a fascinating cinematic language that interrogates itself about matters of spontaneity and manipulation, man-made products and earth-given treasures, simplicity and sophistication, and how these all intersect. ”-Carlos Aguilar, The Los Angeles Times
“It’s rare to come across truly experimental cinema outside of nontraditional spaces and contemporary art galleries. Feast of the Epiphany is among those rare exceptions.” -David Alm, Forbes
“Beginning as the overtly make-believe story of a dinner party before segueing into surprising verité terrain… Those interested in experimental works that incite contemplation and debate will find much to chew on throughout the course of this concise, canny effort… Koresky and Reichert are the co-founders of Reverse Shot, an online New York film journal to which Zaman is a contributor. Koresky is also director of editorial and creative strategy at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and Reichert and Zaman co-directed 2013 doc “Remote Area Medical”; the critical astuteness of the three can be felt throughout “Feast of the Epiphany.” Ostensibly set on the Jan. 6 religious holiday that provides its title — and is the date of the action in James Joyce’s “The Dead,” which is briefly spied on-screen…” -Nick Schager, Variety
Filmmaker Michael Koresky, one of the three directors of Feast of the Epiphany, writes for Film Comment; click to read.