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Bitter Feast
Directed by
Joe Maggio

USA / 2010 / 103

East Coast Premiere

Preceded by

Screening Times and Venues:
Emerson Resort MOUNT TREMPER
10/01/2010, 6:30PM
10/02/2010, 6:30PM
The Friday night, October 1 screening of "Bitter Feast" will screen at the picturesque Emerson Resort & Spa in Mount Tremper. A banquet feast is included in the price and will precede the screening at 6:30pm, with a menu by celebrity chef and "Bitter Feast" actor Mario Batali. The feast will be prepared and hosted by party planner to the stars, Mary Giuliani Catering.

Tickets also include admittance to the Fright Night Filmmaker Party following the screening.

Renowned chef Peter Gray, played smartly by James LeGros, is having an awful day. His celebrity cooking show is sinking fast in the ratings and his posh New York City restaurant Feast has once again received a nasty review from online food critic JT Franks (Joshua Leonard), leaving Gray frazzled, frustrated and fired. Now out of a job and with his good name ruined, Gray seeks retribution by kidnapping the critic who has tormented him for so long. What follows in Joe Maggio’s revenge thriller is a delightfully crafted tale of intrigue, torture and culinary delight.

Featuring a cameo by celebrity chef Mario Batali, “Bitter Feast” cuts beyond the generic Hollywood horror tale, creating complex characters and motivations. Hudson Valley resident Larry Fessenden produces and co-stars in a film that is sure to be a banquet not just for your eyes and ears, but your taste buds as well. Bon Appetit. (Michael Burke)

Joe Maggio's first film, "Virgil Bliss," was nominated for two 2002 Independent Spirit Awards -- The John Cassavetes Award (for best feature under $500,000) and Best Debut Performance (for actor Clint Jordan.) "Virgil Bliss" was purchased for theatrical distribution by First Run Features and for North American cable by The Sundance Channel. "Virgil Bliss" was also theatrically released to critical acclaim throughout the United Kingdom. Maggio's second film, "Milk + Honey" premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Wellspring Media. "Paper Covers Rock," Joe's third feature, showed at the 2008 Woodstock Film Festival and was purchased by IFC Films for worldwide DVD distribution. He is currently in post-production on his fifth film, "The Last Rites of Joe May."
Cast/Featuring: James LeGros, Joshua Leonard, Amy Seimetz, Larry Fessenden, Megan Hilty, Owen Campbell, Tobi Campbell, John Speredakos, Mario Batali
Executive Producer(s): Greg Newman
Producer(s): Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok, Brent Kunkle
Director(s): Joe Maggio
Screenwriter(s): Joe Maggio
Cinematographer(s): Michael McDonough
Editor(s): Seth Anderson
Composer(s)/Music: Jeff Grace
Sound Editor(s): Jeff Seelye
Other Credits:
Courtesy of: Dark Sky Films

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