Film Year: 2018
Film Length: 80 min.
Director: Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman
Featuring: Meng Ai, Jody Bolluyt, Rob Brush, Nikki Calonge, Andrew Casner, Jean-Paul Courtens.
Abby hosts a get-together for a group of old friends. Their conversations, at times superficial, take on a performative nature, and tensions between the friends are palpable. The focus then suddenly switches to a quiet farm in upstate New York, where owner Jody Bolluyt embraces her love of the outdoors and inspires her employees with daily poetry readings. Through talking-head interviews, she shares her passion for her labor and the business of agriculture. A hybrid between narrative and documentary, Feast of the Epiphany delivers a compelling and challenging portrait of community and day-to-day life. Discussion with co-directors Michael Koresky, Jeff Reichert, and Farihah Zaman, moderated by Wesley Harris (UVA)
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