Cage-a-rama festival returns to Glasgow for its third year

Cage-a-rama festival returns to Glasgow for its third year

Fans of film star Nicolas Cage can celebrate his work amongst special guest stars

Nicolas Cage has built up an impressive body of work throughout his career, from Face/Off to The Rock and the classic Con Air (and he even appeals to the younger generation, with the Oscar winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse also in his repertoire), so it's no surprise that a festival dedicated to his films exists. So, if you're a fan and in need of a relaxed plan to recover from New Year celebrations during the first weekend of the year, Cage-a-rama (Fri 3–Sun 5 Jan) is where you should be.

Organised by Matchbox Cineclub, Cage-a-rama 2020 focuses on Cage's relationships with the directors he's worked with throughout his career. Screening a selection of ten of his films over three days, from early appearances such as 1986's Peggy Sue Got Married to blockbuster National Treasure: Book of Secrets, the festival will go on to spread the Cage love with a UK tour, featuring a 35mm screening of Con Air in London and a 20th-anniversary screening of Gone in 60 Seconds in Bristol.

As an added treat, Cage's stand-in for over ten years, Marco Kyris, will be on hand to answer all your burning questions (and, if you have an especially good one, you might even go home with a rare piece of Cage memorabilia). Kyris will also be joined by Lindsay Gibb, author of National Treasure: Nicolas Cage and world-leading Nicolas Cage expert, for a special screening of short Uncaged: A Stand-in Story.

To make sure that Cage fans from all backgrounds are able to enjoy the festival, Cage-a-rama is offering, for the very first time, open-captions on all screenings for D/deaf audiences and a sliding scale for ticket prices. Therefore, you have absolutely no excuse not to have a cage-a-riffic weekend.

Cage-a-rama, CCA, Glasgow, Fri 3–Sun 5 Jan 2020, £0–8. Find out more at


Scotland's only Nicolas Cage Film Festival, organised by Matchbox Cineclub, an independent cult film exhibitor based in Glasgow.