The Astor Is Hosting A 12-Hour Nicolas Cage Marathon In August 2018.
After its success in 2017, MIFF's overnight marathon at The Astor returns and this year we're going full Nicolas Cage!!
Ethan Hawke has described him as "the only actor since Marlon Brando that's actually done anything new with the art"and David Lynch called him the "jazz musician of acting". He is the ineffable Nicolas Cage, perhaps the most eclectic, most meme-able actor in living memory. From winning an Oscar to being lovingly parodied - an infamous episode of the TV series Community features a Nicolas Cage Appreciation class that seeks to answer the question of whether he is a good or a bad actor - Cage clearly works in mysterious ways.
From 9.30pm on Friday 10 August we'll be unlocking the Cage and letting loose with 12 hours of non-stop Nic. It'll be operatic, Nouveau Shamanic and gloriously OTT! With over 70 potential films from the Cage canon to choose from but time only to screen seven, it's going to be a big ask but we're up to the challenge if you are.
What will we screen? What will be the ratio between classic-Cage, underrated-Cage and WTF-Cage? All will be revealed with MIFF's full program launch on Tuesday 10 July, but you can secure your seat and start speculating right now.