We all have our personal causes that we stand behind. For three New York women, that cause is to get the great actor Paul Giamatti immortalized as a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. In their documentary short film, Wax Paul Now, friends Val, Sophia, and Rebecca document this journey, which screens this weekend at the AFI Festival in Los Angeles. Screenings will take place at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, ironically situated next door to Madame Tussauds in Hollywood.
“…that cause is to get the great Paul Giamatti immortalized as a wax statue…”
This quest has grown into a full-fledged viral movement covered by various news outlets and a mention on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert by the man, Paul Giamatti, himself. Show your support for the cause by hashtagging everything with #waxpaulnow or visit the film’s website–waxpaulnow.com. Why exactly isn’t Pig Vomit from Private Parts immortalized in wax? Why is Madame Tussaud’s so reluctant to accept Billions from Giamatti’s rabid fans? How did everything go so Sideways for this Big Fat Liar of an Illusionist? Who else do you think should be enshrined as a wax figure?
Wax Paul Now screens at the AFI Fest on Saturday, November 16, and Sunday, November 17. The AFI Fest runs from November 14-21. It is a world-class event, showcasing the best films from across the globe to captivated audiences in Los Angeles. With a diverse and innovative slate of programming, the eight-day film festival presents screenings, panels, and conversations, featuring both master filmmakers and new voices.