January 2011

This Friday in Paris!


Join me this Friday evening in Paris at the Galerie du jour (44, rue Quincampoix):

View the press release here [PDF].



Sleepless Nights Stories

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS STORIES originated from my readings of the One Thousand and One Nights. But unlike the Arabian tales, my stories are all from real life, though at times they too wander into somewhere else, beyond the everyday routine reality.

There are some twenty-five different stories in my movie. Their protagonists are all my good friends and I myself am an inseparable part of the stories. The storyteller of the Arabian Nights was also part of his or her tales.

Some of the people in the movie you’ll recognize, some not. The fact that some of them you’ll recognize has no bearing on the stories: after all, we all recognize John Wayne or Annette Bening, but in their stories they are no longer the people we know.

The subjects of the stories cover a wide range of emotions, geographies, personal anxieties, anecdotes. These are not very big stories, not for the Big Screen: these are all personal big stories… And yes, you’ll also find some provocations… But that’s me, one “me” of many. The very question What is a story? is a provocative question.

Sleepless Nights Stories

My Friends!

I am announcing a new film: SLEEPLESS NIGHTS STORIES.
It will be premiering in February at the Berlinale.

Keep going!


The Feast: Jonas Mekas On Indie Film Haven Anthology Film Archives

To read the accompanying text, visit www.thefeast.com.

Tonight! In Bushwick!

More info at www.microscopegallery.com.

Robert Polidori Takes a Photograph

See the end result HERE

After the Big Snow

Together with Jonas and Sebastian, we clear the Anthology sidewalk:

New Year’s Day reading at St. Mark’s

Benn Northover breaks his silence and sends us an urgent dispatch: