Monthly Archives: April 2013



Jury Comments: “The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars expresses love in its many dimensions and literally gets to the heart of the matter.”

The winner of Best Narrative Short goes to ‘Nightshift Belongs to the Stars.’ Watch the trailer: #TFF2013

Grazie Stefano!


From Stefano Albertini Mussini

Newyorkers, you have two more chances to see this jewel of a film (next sat and sun) at the Tribeca Film Festival. Written by Erri de Luca, directed by Edoardo Ponti, starring Enrico Lo Verso and Nastassia Kinsky, produced by Paola Porrini Bisson and Silvia Bizio. It’s 26 minutes of sheer poetry of the words and of the images.

It is featured as part of a program of shorts from all over the world. 3 of them are actually also very beautiful. Here’s the program description from the TFF website:
“A young girl battles with body image and enters the world of eating disorders, where worth rises as weight falls, in Likeness. Fifteen-year-old Klara is Eating Lunch with four others at the Eating Disorder Clinic under the supervision of nurses, but they have only thirty minutes to finish their meal. In Wings, Christopher prepares for one of the most important concerts of his career knowing that he cannot make any mistake. On a sweltering hot day, pregnant Maria’s loving-kindness practice is tested by work schedules, mechanical failures and complex human relationships conspiring against a desperately needed cooling dip in The River. The Cup Reader follows a woman renowned for her mystical seeing and matchmaking as she reads the fortunes of clients who must choose between love or marriage. Tonight, Sophie will play the violin in the school concert and wants desperately for her mother to be there to see her shine in Ina Litovski. A vow to climb a summit in the Italian Alps becomes the challenge of a lifetime for a man and a woman recovering from open-heart surgery in The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars. “

Screenings at the TRIBECA Film Festival



FRI 4/19 6:00 PM AMC Loews Village 7 – 1 RUSH
SUN 4/21 12:00 PM AMC Loews Village 7 – 1 SEE AVAILABILITY
SAT 4/27 6:45 PM Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 8 RUSH
SUN 4/28 4:00 PM Tribeca Cinemas Theater 1 RUSH


“The Good Outnumber You And We Always Will”


Patton Oswalt

Boston. Fucking horrible.

I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”

But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem — one human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in a while, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.

But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evildoers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”

This originally appeared on Patton Oswalt’s Facebook page.

April 8


It has been that time of the year again, when Jewish people around the world solemnly commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. I’m lucky to work with a writer that is very much-loved in Israel, and more lucky to have had a chance to be in this country for the Day of Memory…I meet new and old friends, and I shared emotions, feelings, with them. Trough the Memory, we can find the strength to combat any sort of antisemitism, for a better world…

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Contemporary Encounters III


Contemporary Encounters III

Master classes for composers and conductors

The “16″ String Quartet

Meitar Ensemble

Special Guests: Fabiàn Panisello (Spain),  Erri De Luca (Italy)


Friday, 5th April 2013, at 14:00

The Ran Baron Hall, The Center for Contemporary and Electronic Music

The Israeli Conservatory of Music

Louis Marshall str. 25, Tel Aviv


Five world premieres by participants of the Contemporary Encounters:

Bnaya Halperin (Israel), Omri Abram (Israel), Diego Jimenez Tamame (Spain),

Carolina Carrizo (Argentina), Ziv Cojocaro (Israel)

Conductors: Ziv Cojocaro (Israel), Avishay Shalom (Israel), Natalia Salinas (Argentina), Orr Guy (Israel), Mario Ruiz María (Spain)

The “16″ String Quartet - Moshe Aharonov, Cordelia Hagman – violins,

Itamar Ringel – viola, Yoni Gotlibovitch – cello

Meitar Ensemble - Marta Mc’cave – flute, Gilad Harel – clarinet, Amit Dolberg – piano


A world premiere of L’officina della Resurrezione

Music by Fabiàn Panisello to original text by Erri De Luca

In the presence of the composer and the author of the text


Mr. De Luca will read the text before the performance of the piece

Yair Polishook – baritone Guy Feder – conductor, The “16″ String Quartet

Credits for the Composition by Fabiàn Panisello and Erri De Luca:

The Israeli Conservatory of Tel Aviv and its Director, Costin Canellis Ollier

The Italian Cultural Institute of Tel Aviv and its Director, Carmela Callea

The Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid and its Director, Carmelo Di Gennaro

Instituto Cervantes and its Director ,Julio Martìnez Mesanza


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