Cage-a-rama returns

Attendees include Cage's stand-in Marco Kyris

by Amber Wilkinson

Nic Cage and Marco Kyris
Nic Cage and Marco Kyris Photo: Courtesy of Cage-a-rama
Cage-a-rama is returning for its third instalment at Glasgow's CCA from January 3-5 - before a UK-wide Cage-a-rama: Uncaged tour, celebrating the best of all things Nicolas Cage.

Highlights include the attendance of Marco Kyris - Cage's official stand-in for more than 10 years - who will take part in an in-conversation event and screening of Uncaged: A Stand-in Story on January 4, alongside Lindsay Gibb, the author of National Treasure: Nicolas Cage.

Kyris will also provide introductions for some of the films and has guest-programmed a special opening night screening of one of his favourite collaborations with Cage, Brian De Palma’s Snake Eyes, followed by a Q&A.

Throughout the festival, Kyris will be open to any questions about his “Cage Wage” years, and offer call-sheets and other Cage memorabilia from his archive for the best questions posed by audience members.

Among the films screening this year are Leaving Las Vegas and Peggy Sue Got Married. The Glasgow weekend will close with the UK premiere of Primal. For the first time, the entire Glasgow’s Cage-a-rama programme will be open-captioned for deaf audiences.

The subsequent Cage-a-rama 2020 UK Tour will feature a 35mm screening of Con Air at the Genesis Cinema in London on January 9, and a 20th-anniversary screening of Gone in 60 Seconds in collaboration with Bristol Bad Film Club at Bristol Improv Theatre on January 11. Both screenings will be accompanied by Marco Kyris’s short film, Uncaged: A Stand-In Story, and a post-screening Q&A.

Weekend and Day Passes and individual tickets are on sale via Matchbox Cineclub’s online shop. Tickets for Con Air in London are available via Genesis Cinema’s website and tickets for Gone in 60 Seconds can be purchased via Bristol Improv Theatre.

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