New Film Trailer & Upcoming Travels

New Film Trailer & Upcoming Travels

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT:
Above is the trailer of my latest film:
THINGS FALL WHERE THEY LIE (2018)
Directed by Nicole Peyrafitte
RUN TIME: 57:43 m
Synopsis:
A filmmaker invites 4 characters for a 5-day visit to Bagnères-de-Luchon, the once-upon-a-time famous and fashionable spa town in the French Pyrenees. The four visitors are Eric Sarner, a poet, translator and broadcaster born in Algeria, now living in Berlin; his wife Katalin Pataki, a Hungarian-born librarian — they met when both lived in Uruguay; and Yuko Otomo, a poet and visual artist born and raised in Japan, who lives in New York with her husband, Brooklyn-born poet, visual artist and jazz critic Steve Dalachinsky. The film follows this group of real-life characters as they are prompted to react to a daily itinerary of (old folklore) events, mysterious (burial) places, excursions, and locals revealing — or not — the connections to the many layers of the town’s and the filmmaker’s history. Can Karl Marx’s grandchild and swing era jazz violinist Michel Warlop meet? Can four languages find each other over lunch and be the talk of the town? Who is buried in what grave? Where did that wedding ring roll? Is he a real shepherd and who is riding on the one (town) horse? What is a better clue: a prehistoric cave or a Spanish border town? Jump on the train and ride that line: Things Fall Where They Lie, and not the other way around.

MAY 26-27
GLASFRYN PROJECT presents:
BLACK MOUNTAIN COLLEGE – a celebration
in the Black Mountains of Wales Glasfryn, Llangattock, Powys
Pierre Joris
Charles Olson now.
Nicole Peyrafitte
Basil King: Mirage. A film directed by Nicole Peyrafitte, co-directed by Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, starring Basil King.
Full program: here

JUNE 6-10
Marché de la Poésie
Nicole’s new book Land0scape out with éditions Plaine Page
Reading/Signature TBA

JULY 20-28
Festival Les Voix Vives de Méditerranée

Details TBA, but both Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte will present daily performance/readings
More info: here

 The Care Persists Reading II at Caffé Vivaldi NYC

 The Care Persists Reading II at Caffé Vivaldi NYC
The Care Persists Reading II

We celebrate Women’s History Month. Following the positive response of our reading last year, we continue the spirit and inspiration of last year Women’s March and the # MeToo movement toward change. We’re inviting you to our Women’s Reading on Wednesday March 28 2018.
So happy these five amazing poets are part of this reading. Thank you. SM

Sophie Malleret
Sharon Mesmer
Yuko Otomo
Nicole Peyrafitte
Wanda Phipps
Joanna C Valente
 
 The Care Persists Reading II
Wednesday, March 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Caffe Vilvaldi
32 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014
 
Sophie Malleret writer/performer originally from Paris read her poetry at Howl Festival, Bowery Poetry, Nuyorican Café, Amherst Library, Reuben Foundation and in Europe, last year in Paris, Marseille, Poetry Festivals in Prague, Brussels & Rotterdam… Developing her bilingual French/English poems. Poems published in Vlak, Maintenent. Also involved in film/theatre.
 
Sharon Mesmer’s newest poetry collection is Greetings From My Girlie Leisure Place (Bloof Books). Four of her poems appear in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (2013). Fiction collections are Ma Vie à Yonago (Hachette), and In Ordinary Time and The Empty Quarter, both from Hanging Loose.
 
Yuko Otomo
Japanese origin. A visual artist & a bilingual (Japanese & English)
writer. She writes poetry, haiku, art criticism, travelogues & essays.
Her publications include “Garden: Selected Haiku” (Beehive Press),
“Fragile” (Sisyphus Press), “Small Poems”, “The Hand of The Poet”,
“STUDY & Other Poems on Art” (all by Ugly Duckling Presse),
“Elements” (the Feral Press), “KOAN” (New Feral Press) & FROZEN
HEATWAVE: a collaborative linked poems project with Steve
Dalachinsky (Luna Bisonte Prods). Her poem “The Color(s) of The
Day” was nominated for 2018 Pushcart Award. She regularly writes
for a collective critical writing forum www.Arteidolia.com.
 
Nicole Peyrafitte is a pluridisciplinary artist born & raised in the Pyrenees. She resides in Brooklyn with her husband & often collaborator Pierre Joris.
She is in the final stages of her feature doc-verité  Things fall Where They Lie a 55 minutes film  with Yoko Otomo, Steve Dalachinski, Eric Sarner Katalin Pataki. 
She has a forthcoming book in June:  Land0Scape- Editions Plaine Page 
 
Wanda Phipps, author of Field of Wanting: Poems of Desire and Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems, has been published over 100 times in English, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Arabic, Galician and Bangla; created theatrical productions with Yara Arts Group presented in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Siberia, and NYC; curated reading series at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and written about the arts for Time Out New YorkPaper Magazine, and About.com. Her website is www.mindhoney.com.
 
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (Operating System, 2017), Sexting Ghosts (Unknown Press, 2018), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017). They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes, Poetry and the managing editor for Civil Coping Mechanisms and Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Brooklyn Magazine, Prelude, BUST, Spork Press, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente

Caffé Vivaldi

Caffé Vivaldi
The Care Persists Reading March 16th 2017
We celebrate Women History Month, we continue the spirit and inspiration of the January Women’s March, we’re inviting you to our Women’s Reading on March 16th 2017.
So happy these five amazing poets are part of this reading. Thank you.
The Care Persists Reading
Thursday, March 16th, 6:30pm-8pm

Caffe Vilvaldi
32 Jones Street,
New York, NY 10014

 
Sylvia Mae Gorelick
Sophie Malleret
Sharon Mesmer
Yuko Otomo
Nicole Peyrafitte
Joanna C Valente
 
Sylvia Mae Gorelick is a poet, writer, and translator based in New York City. Her chapbooks include Olympians, we are breathless (Poetry will be made by all!, 2014) and Seven Poems for Bill Berkson (Kostro Editions, 2009). Her work has appeared in various anthologies including In|Filtration (Station Hill, 2016) and For Bill, Anything (Pressed Wafer, 2015). The University of Chicago Press published her translation of Nietzsche’s Journey to Sorrento by Paolo D’Iorio in 2016, and her translation of Stéphane Mallarmé’s Le Livre is forthcoming from Exact Change Press.
 
Sophie Malleret writer/performer originally from Paris read her poetry at Howl Festival, Bowery Poetry, Nuyorican Café, Amherst Library, New Museum, Reuben Foundation. In Paris, Prague “International Microfestival”, recently Williams Center for the Arts in NJ. Developing her bilingual French/English poems. Poems published in Vlak, Maintenent …
 
Sharon Mesmer’s newest poetry collection is Greetings From My Girlie Leisure Place (Bloof Books). Four of her poems appear in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (2013). Fiction collections are Ma Vie à Yonago (Hachette), and In Ordinary Time and The Empty Quarter, both from Hanging Loose.
 
Yuko Otomo: Japanese origin. A bilingual (Japanese & English) writer & a visual artist. She writes poetry, haiku, art criticism, travelogues & essays. Her publications include “Garden: Selected Haiku” (Beehive Press), “Fragile” (Sisyphus Press), “Small Poems” (Ugly Duckling Presse), “The Hand of The Poet” (Ugly Duckling Presse), “STUDY & Other Poems on Art” (Ugly Duckling Presse) & “Elements” (the Feral Press). Her latest book will be “Koan” (the New Feral Press).  She regularly writes for a collective critical writing forum www.Arteidolia.com.
 
Nicole Peyrafitte is a pluridisciplinary artist born & raised in the Pyrenees & resides in Brooklyn.
Her texts, voice-work, paintings, videos, films, translations & cooking are displayed in a range of multi-lingual & multi-faceted performances.
Latest publication: Bi-Valve
Forthcoming:  Land0Scape
Translations:  Nicole Brossard, Yoko Otomo, Gary Hill, Marcela Delpastre, Bernat Manciet.
www.nicolepeyrafitte.com
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014), The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (2016, ELJ Publications), & Xenos (2016, Agape Editions)
 
 
 
 

Things Fall Where They Lie

Things Fall Where They Lie

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Now in Paris. I was still in Bagnères-de-Luchon, my hometown, during the November 13th massacre. Pierre was already back in Paris & I was relieved to hear that he was safe from the horror. At this point it looks like all our family & close friends are safe, though stories of friends of friends killed come up every day. Trying to think empathy vs sympathy.

The week before I wrapped the shoot of my new film Thing Fall Where They Lie. Most likely one of the most intense weeks in my life! It was a rich, surreal & beautifully crazy busy time with my exquisite cast & crew. The cast: Yuko Otomo, Steve Dalachinsky, Eric Sarner, Katalin Pataki. The crew: Pierre Joris, Zia Anger, Asa Westcott, Agnès Mathon, Jean-Louis Peyrafitte. We also had some great local talent & volunteers join our cast & crew. Our base for food, beverages & lunch interviews was Salon NºThé where the sisters Chantal & Kitou Doumenq took good care of us. Do not miss the diaporama below!

The film takes place in Bagnères-de-Luchon, this small town in the French Pyrenees where I was born & raised. A place where celebrities have come & gone since Roman times. They come to take the waters in the summer & enjoy winter sports in winter. Two of these visitors never left & never will. They both died prematurely in Bagnères-de-Luchon & had to be buried in the town cemetery. They are both “under investigation” in this film. From November 1-8 2015, we had a true cinéma vérité expérience. Everyone played along beautifully & together we embraced uncertainty. We filmed layers of temporal, spatial and cultural information combined with particulars about the two deceased, mixed with my biographical and cultural inscription in this matrix. I am looking forward to start the editing process and will keep you posted for sure. Meanwhile, here are some stills of the amazing week, the most beautiful way in which I have ever seen my hometown!  

Thank you everyone involved!

Photos: Pierre Joris, Katalin Pataki, Eric Sarner