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Friday, March 22, 2013


I was quite sick and looked horrible when Davide Grassi aka: Janez Jansa and crew came to my Cheese Endique Trifecta studio a couple of years ago to record me for the film My Name is Janez Jansa. That is one reason why I have vowed now to appear in any more movies or do any on-camera interviews unless I can control the lighting and design of how my image appears. This documentary is taking to the road on a mini tour so if they stop in your town or hamlet run to the theatre and see a fugly Ms. Davis on parade.
Dear friends, collaborators, supporters, fan, pom-pon girls,
Little news about the movie My Name Is Janez Janša
are coming to your inbox:
We finally reactivated the English session of our blog
after few months of neglecting it:
Keep an eye on it!
Furthermore these are upcoming screenings abroad:
- 19 March 2013 at 8.30 pm, Black Box Teater, the Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival, Norway
- 14 April 2013 at 6:45 pm, Kino Svetozor, 20th Days of European Film, Prague, Czech Republic
- 18 April 2013 at 8 pm, Holon Cinematheque, Print Screen Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel
- 25 April 2013 at 6 pm, Kino Art, 20th Days of European Film, Brno, Czech Republic
 We are also happy to announce the first screening ever of the TV version (52 min):
- 19 March 2013 at 9 pm, RTV Slovenia, Channel 1

Be fine and all the best, wherever you are!
Yours faithfully,
Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša

I’m also in the Fifth Column documentary She Said Boom which has been playing at film festivals around the world and recently played in Berlin, but I was out of town and missed it so someone should send me an emug and tell me what you think. Oh and I’ve been getting a lot of comments from people who saw me on German television in Rosa von Praunheim’s Marta&Hilda which is part of the 70 Rosa films for his 70th birthday. I made this movie back in the last century but Rosa didn’t edit it till recently. The short subject stars Selene Luna as Hilde Waldo and I play the legendary German/Jewish expat and salon hostess of Los Angeles in the 1930s Marta Fuetwanger. Those in Berlin and want to take an exciting workshop, the details are below:

DANCING WITH WORDS 2 a Weekly Writing Workshop at the Kotti-Shop
by Amelia Bande
8 sessions
Tuesdays from 19:00 to 21:00
Dates: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 21, 28 and June 4, 11
(as you see there is a 2-week break in the middle of the workshop)

All writers and their unique styles are welcome:
Poets, Narrative, Broken Language, Essays, Scripts & Plays, Lyrics for Music.
No previous experience required.
Language: English, but you can write in any language you want.
Register early, there is a limited number of participants.

at the Kotti-Shop - Adalberstr. 4 -
50 € for all 8 sessions.
Contact me with any questions:

Every week we will work with a specific theme or assignment leading to a piece of written material. We will experiment with various types of writing while learning about rhythm, tone and the power of what we write about. During the workshop we will run a series of simple and practical writing exercises to help develop personal style and voice in the creation of powerful texts from things we observe, experience or imagine. We will also write collectively, using cut-and-paste techniques.

This workshop wants to offer a safe space to write while learning how to give and take respectful and useful feedback. It doesn't matter if you already have a specific project you are working on, or if you just want to come and develop fragmented ideas. This will be 8 weeks of hard work mutating into a fun and experimental choreography of words.

At the end of the workshop we will produce a printed anthology of the texts written during this time in collaboration with Copyroboter, the Kotti-Shop's print workshop.

"It is the experience of writing that matters. I am driven to write, compelled by a constant longing to choreograph, to bring words together in patterns and configurations that move the spirit. As a writer, I seek that moment of ecstasy when I am dancing with words". 
bell hooks in Remembered Rapture: Dancing with Words.