- 10 Jan 13
The Italian-American actor opens up to Hot Press about his lifelong battle with depression while in town for the First Fortnight Festival.
Our man Stuart Clark has just spent a very pleasant hour sipping tea in the Shelbourne with Joe Pantoliano, the Italian-American actor whose résumé includes The Goonies, Midnight Run, Memento, The Matrix and, of course, playing Ralphie Cifaretto in two seasons of The Sopranos.
His reason for being in town is the Irish premiere of No Kidding, Me Too! – his documentary about mental health, which is screening on Saturday January 12 in The Sugar Club as part of the First Fortnight festival. It's a poignant, thought-provoking piece of work, which aims to "stomp on the stigma" of mental disease.
Tickets for the screening are available here.
Tony and the chaps, his new film The Identical, Bruce Springsteen, Marilyn Manson, the Newtown shootings and his own lifelong battle with depression will all be up for discussion in an upcoming issue of Hot Press. We can also heartily recommend Joey's Asylum – Hollywood Tales From My Great Depression: Brain Dis-Ease Recovery, And Being My Mother’s Son memoir, which is available from Amazon.
The numerous First Fortnight attractions include the Therapy Sessions in The Workman's Club, which are a mere fiver to get into and on Friday boast the diverse musical/poetical talents of The Man Whom, Root Cellar, Roisin O, Chris Campbell, Kalle Ryan, Abby Olivera and John Cummins.
The full line-up can be found at firstfortnight.ie