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Epsilon Spires

THE ARC OF OBLIVION: Documentary & Farm-To-Table Feast!

In a universe that erases its tracks, why are we so hellbent on leaving a trace? From executive producer Werner Herzog, THE ARC OF OBLIVION is a playful search for answers to a deeply existential question. Join us after the film for a multi-course culinary adventure created by Great Falls Harvest!

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THE ARC OF OBLIVION: Documentary & Farm-To-Table Feast!
THE ARC OF OBLIVION: Documentary & Farm-To-Table Feast!

Time & Location

Apr 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA

About the event

After the film, enjoy an unforgettable multi-course culinary journey of farm-to-table cuisine created by Chef Chris Menegoni of Great Falls Harvest. Dinner includes curated wine pairings and other delights! 

Doors, 5:00pm, Film Begins at 5:30pm, Dinner begins at 7:15pm

The Arc of Oblivion, 2023, 98 mins. In a universe that erases its tracks, why are we so hellbent on leaving a trace?

From executive producer Werner Herzog (“Cave of Forgotten Dreams”; “Grizzly Man”) and director Ian Cheney (“King Corn”), THE ARC OF OBLIVION is an unexpectedly playful search for an answer to a deeply existential question. This fascinating  odyssey begins the filmmaker’s quixotic quest to build an ark in a field in Maine, and then heads far afield—to salt mines in the Alps, fjords in the Arctic, and ancient libraries in the Sahara—to illuminate the strange world of archives, record-keeping, and memory. Charmingly off-beat and disarmingly self-aware, the film weaves stop-motion animation, spellbinding cinematography and fascinating interviews from the director's inner circle and experts in the fields of science, culture and art for an embrace of the unknown that is liberating, and leaves viewers space to draw their own conclusions. 

Great Falls Harvest is a family owned farm-to-table restaurant, market and test kitchen that uses seasonal local ingredients from regenerative, sustainable food systems. With roots in the slow food movement, Chef Chris Menegoni crafts exciting global cuisine bursting with color, flavor, and texture. Their botanical apothecary creates deep kitchen medicine-of-the-moment, innovative and therapeutic cuisine for times of rapid and unpredictable change.

Spaces to the post-film dinner are extremely limited and include the screening at 5:15pm, followed by a 3-course feast and curated wines at 7:15. Please contact us in advance if you have allergies or dietary restrictions.


Primordial Soup: Beet and Goat Cheese Puree.

Reviving Ancestral Wisdom Salad: Spring Greens with Fig & Pomegranate Vinaigrette.

Emergent Memory Entree: Lamb Stew with Cannellini Beans, Braised Greens, Lentils and Carrots served over Cous-cous.

Fortuitous Discovery Dessert: Rhubard and Botanical Honey Shortcake with Spruce-tip Chantilly Cream.


“A documentary about building an ark turns into a funny, thoughtful rumination on the nature of human preservation.”

The New York Times

“Deeply philosophical, poignant, and profound.”  — FILM THREAT



    Your All-Inclusive Ticket to an exceptional multi-course culinary adventure featuring cuisine by by Chef Chris Menegoni of Great Falls Harvest! This all-inclusive ticket includes an exceptional farm to table dinner and film screening of THE ARC OF OBLIVION and curated beverages to enjoy with your meal. Please let us know in advance of any dietary allergies or restrictions. Doors 5pm. Film begins at 5:15. Dinner begins at 7:30pm.

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    Admission for one to THE ARC OF OBLIVION (Film Only). Popcorn and refreshments will be provided! Doors 5pm. Film begins at 5:15. Dinner begins at 7:15pm. Bring cash for the bar. Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. Thank you for your support! Enjoy the program!

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    Ticket for one to The Arc of Oblivion! General admission is $15. Thanks to a generous grant from the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, subsidized sliding-scale tickets are available for those who self-identify as experiencing financial hardship. In order to make this program accessible for all, we are offering tickets by sliding scale. Taking equity and inclusion into account, please pay what you can to help support the artists and venue.

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