The jury of the Red House Art Doc Prize (Casa Rossa Art Doc), composed by Marco Antonio Bazzocchi (chairman), Ermanno Cavazzoni, Chiara Lagani, Cesare Malfatti and Valentina Vannicola, has assigned the award for best documentary dedicated to the art to My name is Janez Janša by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša, with the following motivation:

“for the construction of the documentary, constantly surprising, for the originality of the theme, treated in narrative form with a very broad philosophical value, but regarding at the same time very specific cases. The jury has recognized and appreciated the ironic gaze on contemporary art and its paradoxes; on politics and its vulnerability and on the way a performance can leave the boundaries of the art territory and spread its tentacles into the social sphere.”

Founded in 1983, the Bellaria Film Festival is one of the first Italian festival dedicated to independent cinema.

the Red House Art Doc Prize (Bellaria Film Festival)

None of the Janšas was present at the ceremony. The prize was received by the associate producer Giusi Santoro (POPcult).

Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop

It took Jeffrey Wilschke a while to save $300 to legally change his name in Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, but he accomplished it Nov. 28 2011 in Dane County Circuit Court, Wisconsin. inflatable water slide Asked to give a reason for the name change on a court form, Beezow wrote, “I believe this is a much more fitting name for myself.”

In an interview, Beezow said his first name represents “the explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the infinite love in the universe.” Doo-doo “is the struggle of our daily lives with that awareness, that with love comes chaos.” Zopittybop-bop-bop “is the outcome of that struggle, which is often ironic, especially because all life ends in death.”

He is very particular about the way his name is capitalized and hyphenated because he says it came into his head just that way about two years ago. He isn’t very religious but believes in God and assumes a higher power was involved. “When I sing my name on the streets in a falsetto tone” — he stops to illustrate — “it has a spiritual resonance.”

After Beezow’s name went viral, people started writing songs about him and posting videos on YouTube. They say he looks like Jesus or a Johnny Depp character in a Tim Burton movie.


Television Killed the Cinema Star

Janez Janša on TV

19 March 2013. A special day for us. The day of the “Triplete” as José Mourinho would put it. Our movie My Name is Janez Janša was in fact screened in three different locations simultaneously: in a cinema hall in the town of Kranj, at the Oslo International Theaterfestival in Norway, and on TV SLO 1, the first channel of the Slovenian national television.

The TV screening happened at 9 pm, prime time, and got a share of 12.5 %, that correspond to 88.869 spectators. Not a bad result for a documentary movie. So… bravo Janša!

But, on the other hand, with this great shot, we lost the chance to screen further our doc at Kinodvor, the City Cinema of Ljubljana. Folks there maintain it makes no sense to keep it in their program after the TV broadcast.

Never mind. We are leaving Kinodvor after over 4 months of programming there and a total of 113 screenings.

Thanks Kinodvor for the professionalism and for the great experience. And thanks also to the TV SLO, of course. It was a pleasure to work with you!