2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Mania Days

Sunday, March 15
7:00PM - 8:46PM

Topfer Theatre at ZACH
202 South Lamar Blvd


Carla and Marco are manic-depressive poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they go off their meds, they end up in the same psychiatric hospital. As the chemistry between them stirs up their emotions, it intensifies their mania. Despite doctors' and parents' attempts to separate them, they pursue their beautiful but destructive romance which swings them from fantastical manic highs to suicidal depressive lows, until they have to choose between sanity and love.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 106min

Director: Paul Dalio

Executive Producer: Spike Lee

Producer: Jeremy Alter, Kristina Nikolova, Jason Sokoloff

Screenwriter: Paul Dalio

Cinematographer: Alexander Stanishev, Kristina Nikolova

Editor: Lee Percy, Paul Dalio

Production Designer: Kay Lee

Music: Paul Dalio

Additional Credits: costume designer: Brenda Abbandandolo, casting director: Avy Kaufman

Principal Cast: Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne, Bruce Altman


Paul Dalio is a New York based filmmaker. He received his BA in screenwriting at the NYU Tisch School and his MFA at the NYU Graduate Film program where he met his wife and collaborator. Mania Days is Paul's debut, inspired by his past struggles with manic-depression.

Public Film Contact
Paul Dalio
Moonstruck Productions

Publicity Contact
Annie McDonough & Julie Chappell
anniemcdonough@falcoink.com / juliechappell@falcoink.com



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