Xxxtasy: Two Days In The Life Of A Saint

A Polish immigrant go-go dancer dreams of Hollywood. A man living in his car dreams of redemption. They meet.

A comical, at times brutal,  look at the American dream (29 min).

Year:

1993

Format:

16mm

Starring:

Elzbieta Czyzewska

Peter Lewis

Gordon Joseph Weiss

Ruth Maleczech

Tony Torn

Michael Buscemi

Victoria Bastel.

Festivals:

Gijon Film Festival, Spain, 1995
Virginia Festival of American Films, Charlottesville, 1995
Third Wave Film Festival, New York, 1995
New York University, Screenwriting Seminar, 1995
Cork Film Festival, Ireland, 1994
Hamptons International Film Festival, 1994
The Florida Film Festival, 1994
Charlotte Film and Video Festival, 1994
Atlanta Film and Video Festival, 1994
Silence Elles Tournent Festival, Montreal, 1994
The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1994
BACA/The Brooklyn Arts Council Film Festival, New York, 1994
Troubadours Film/Video Festival, San Francisco, 1994
East Coast Screening of Award-Winning Shorts at Tribeca Film Center, New York City, 1994
1994 Independent Feature Film Market, New York City, 1994
Haig P. Manoogian Producers’ Screening, Directors’ Guild of America, Los Angeles, 1994

Download stills here.

"[The film] not only has an original and startling script, the filmmaking is extremely daring and beautiful. It is truly one of the best shorts I have screened for this entire series."

Gina Maria Caruso, Curator, New York's Hottest Young Filmmakers, The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1994

"....a vivid narrative of people in trouble...."

Tom Kalin, Director, Swoon

"Acclaimed Polish actress Elzbieta Czyzewska delivers an especially tough and yet endearing performance of a woman who survives on the edge. Paci is an accomplished filmmaker on-the-move and she captures with grit and redemption this story of real lives in struggle."

Charlotte Film and Video Festival

Awards

Atlanta Film and

Video Festival

Director’s Choice

Winner

Hamptons International

Film Festival

Best Student Film

Winner

Charlotte Film and

Video Festival

Jurors’ Choice Award

Winner

New York University

Craft Awards for Excellence in Filmmaking:

Sound Design

Best Actress  (Elzbieta Czyzewska)

Nestor Almendros Award for Cinematography

 

Winner

Winner

Winner

Cast and Crew

Cast:

Elzbieta Czyzewska

Peter Lewis

Gordon Joseph Weiss

Ruth Maleczech

Tony Torn

Michael Buscemi

Victoria Bastel.

Written, Directed,

Edited and Produced by:

Myra Paci

Cinematographer:

Giselle Chamma

Composer:

Carter Burwell

Production Design:

Jack Saad Robinson

Costume Design:

Daniel James Cole

Cast:

Elzbieta Czyzewska

Peter Lewis

Gordon Joseph Weiss

Ruth Maleczech

Tony Torn

Michael Buscemi

Victoria Bastel.

Written, Directed,

Edited and Produced by:

Myra Paci

Cinematographer:

Giselle Chamma

Composer:

Carter Burwell

Production Design:

Jack Saad Robinson

Costume Design:

Daniel James Cole

Cast:

Elzbieta Czyzewska

Peter Lewis

Gordon Joseph Weiss

Ruth Maleczech

Tony Torn

Michael Buscemi

Victoria Bastel.

Written, Directed,

Edited and Produced by:

Myra Paci

Cinematographer:

Giselle Chamma

Composer:

Carter Burwell

Production Design:

Jack Saad Robinson

Costume Design:

Daniel James Cole