Tough Guy Cinema


Year 2014
Starring Nicolas Cage
Rating R
Run Time 580min
More Info IMDb

Who says sequels can't be better than the first? Last year we did the impossible and crafted a Cage marathon unlike the world had ever seen. We promised ourselves then and there that we would continue do throw this party until the man himself shows up.

Fifty-one years ago this January, the world was given the gift of Nicolas Cage, and to commemorate that truly miraculous moment of conception, Tough Guy Cinema is celebrating Cage's 51st birthday with a VERY special FIVE mystery movie marathon called CAGED 2:UNCAGED. This year we're taking the gloves off and letting Cage truly run free in a no-holds-barred celebration of the moving miracle Nicolas Cage.

Maybe you're not familiar with the term "mega acting" but if you've ever been lucky enough to see Nic Cage let loose, you probably have an appreciation for it...and if you don't, it's probably because you don't understand it. The idea is that it's not overacting but rather an intentional acting choice to be deliberately extreme.

As Nic Cage puts it, "I often refer to it as outside the box, as opposed to over the top. The two things mean the same thing on one hand but one sort of celebrates the idea of breaking free and going into other forms of expression, whether they’re abstract or extreme. The other sort of implies you’re not being truthful to the part, but see, I don’t know how you measure something like that because life can be extreme and life can be mega.”

And MEGA it shall be. We are diving into the pool of 30 plus years of incredible Nicolas Cage performances to bring you the absolute greatest selection of Cage films that will blow your mind, challenge your heart and forever change your soul. Break free of the shackles of normalcy and embrace the absolute EXTREME for a 10+ hour thrill ride of Cage's mightiest, forgotten and downright bizarre films with a hearty compliment of pure Cage trailers, food specials and a couple of surprises of Cage proportions including a film introduction or two from AFS programmer and dear friend of the Alamo, Lars Nilsen. Open your mind and strap yourself down because this January at the Alamo Drafthouse, Tough Guy Cinema is uncaging the CAGE!!!! (Greg MacLennan)

*screening will feature FIVE 35mm prints



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