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The Bishop


USA - 16:12 minutes

Writer/Director: Kip Fagan

Producer: Michael Cuomo, Kip Fagan

Cast: Kevin Lawler, Keith Nobbs, Deirdre O'Connell

The Bishop is an intimate, character-driven story about a Catholic priest who is forced into early retirement by illness. On the day of the announcement to his parishioners, his estranged mother and younger brother surface after years of absence. The two brothers are a picture of opposites: a devout, introverted priest and a troubled, struggling musician. Their respective mid-life crises—connected by their free-spirited mother—lead to a small piece of understanding inside the fractured family. Inspired by a late Anton Chekhov short story, The Bishop examines middle age, familial strain, and the confrontation of mortality with humanity and humor.