Glasgow is in for a treat this January, as Matchbox Cineclub is putting on their third annual Cage-a-rama at the Centre For Contemporary Arts. From 3-5 January, viewers can settle in for a diverse marathon of the great man’s work, with a couple of UK premieres nestled in among some beloved classics. Not only that, but many of the films will be introduced by some very special guests.
Marco Kyris, Nicolas Cage’s stand-in for almost 20 films over a decade-plus, will be in Glasgow for an in-conversation event with Lindsay Gibb, the Toronto-based author of National Treasure: Nicolas Cage from ECW Press, on Saturday 4th. Kyris will also introduce several of Cage-a-rama 2020’s films in which he features across the weekend: Leaving Las Vegas (for which Cage won an Academy Award® for Best Actor), the first of the fan-favourite National Treasure films, and Martin Scorsese’s urban horror Bringing Out the Dead, the latter of which will be introduced alongside journalist and regular SciFiNow contributor Josh Slater-Williams.
Joining them will be Tara Judah, cinema producer of Watershed, Timon Singh of Bristol Bad Film Club, and two sets of international Cage scholars: NicCagepedia, from Spain, and Mike Manzi and Joey Lewandowski, the New Jersey-based hosts of the much beloved #CageClub: The Nicolas Cage Podcast.
While you can watch movies like Coppola’s wistful Peggy Sue Got Married, Scorsese’s berserk Bringing Out The Dead, and the truly odd Zandalee (seriously, that one has to be seen to be believed), you can also get a first look at the upcoming Grand Isle (a twisty thriller that sees Cage pitted against fellow noted scenery chewer Kelsey Grammer) and Primal (in which Cage plays a big game hunter trapped on a boat with deadly creatures set free by a stowaway assassin!).
Nicolas Cage fans don’t want to miss this year’s Cage-a-rama. For more information, visit the festival’s website.
Cage-a-rama 2020 runs from 3-5 January. Day and festival passes are available here.
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