November 3, 2012
Given the destruction and loss of power in New York, perhaps not many people in the city will be attending events this week, but in case you are there and venture out, consider seeing the film, “The Peasant and the Priest.” This documentary, which I co-wrote with the director, Esther Podemski, will be screened at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7th, at the Anthology Film Archives Courthouse Theater as part of the New Filmmakers Documentary Series.
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue @ 2nd St
New York City
Summary: The Peasant and the Priest tells the story of two Italian men in their eighties whose ways of life have survived from medieval Italy to the present. Sergio, a sharecropper, uses ancient farming methods that have become overshadowed by corporate agriculture. Father Oreste fights the tide of sexual slavery, which grows each day as more and more women from Africa and Europe are forced into prostitution in Italy. Each man tries to make his contribution to a world that moves relentlessly and carelessly forward. Both represent ways of life that are rapidly fading as the modern world closes in.
Trailer available on the web site: The Peasant and the Priest
As we drove home from the dentist’s office the other day (see Goodbye to All That), Alice talked about how helpless she felt while watching news of the destruction on the east coast. Like many of us, she was concerned that any money she donated would not be well spent.
I shared with her some information I found online about how to donate wisely. If you plan to donate to hurricane relief, here are some helpful tips you can follow so that your money isn’t wasted.
My choice is the Red Cross for donations: www.redcross.org, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
A new Alice post will be coming soon.