January 15 - January 17, 2020
Feast of the Epiphany
(Dir. Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert, and Farihah Zaman, 2018)
Los Angeles premiere!
Directors Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert, and Farihah Zaman in person!
Lumiere Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
On a weekend day like any other, the simple but lovingly prepared meal a young woman makes for friends 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. The first Reverse Shot film production, Feast of the Epiphany is both a formally ingenious docu-fictional diptych and an uncommonly sensitive, unified rumination on the ways people form and choose communities, collaborations, and support groups in the face of hardship, labor, and loss.
In person: Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert, and Farihah Zaman.
- Wednesday, Jan. 15, 4:00pm
- Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7:30pm—Post-screening Q&A moderated by Carlos Aguilar (The Los Angeles Times)
- Thursday, Jan. 16: 4:00pm
- Thursday, Jan. 16: 7:30pm—Post-screening Q&A moderated by filmmaker Sandi Tan (Shirkers)
- Friday, Jan. 17, 4:00pm
- Friday, Jan. 17, 7:30pm—Post-screening Q&A moderated by Jordan Cronk
All screenings at the Lumiere Music Hall.
Feast of the Epiphany requires an openness rarely asked of an audience, and it prescribes a solution to suffocating individualism.
- Joshua Encinias, MUBI Notebook
Feast of the Epiphany continually surprises and works to innovate the viewer’s understanding of what 'narrative' cinema can communicate... A conscious, courageous attempt to recalibrate notions of society and belonging.
- Ryan Swen, The Film Stage
The particular way the movie moves from its first to second half is so smart and thoughtful that I was momentarily dazed... Feast of the Epiphany interrogates otherwise implicit economic factors normally embedded into narratives with no interest in the larger systemic ramifications.
- Vadim Rizov, Filmmaker Magazine
The conceit is entrancing .. The more one spends time in the company of Feast of the Epiphany the more it develops into 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.
- Nick Schager, Variety
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.
- Mark Asch, The Village Voice
(Available to download after screening date)