Cage Heat: Nicolas Cage at Midnight

Cage Heat: Nicolas Cage at Midnight

Friday, April 23 - Saturday, July 10, 2010

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A late-night tribute to a national treasure and one of the most versatile and eclectic actors of his generation, we’re proud to offer this survey of the career of the always unpredictable and never boring Academy Award-winning Nicolas Cage, featuring some of the most adventurous work from contemporary cinema’s finest filmmakers.

“I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.” – Nicolas Cage

“IFC Center’s midnight-movie hot streak continues… From the theater that brought you midnight-movie tributes to Paul Verhoeven and the too-brief Cameron-Bigelow union comes another tribute to a contemporary multiplex icon whom smartypants cinephiles love with an irony that transcends irony (I think)… fasten your seatbelts for “Cage Heat”… Rockin’ good news.” – The L Magazine

“Gifted and prodigal like his hero, Elvis, Cage blows through prestige as fast as paychecks… Cage is Artist and Hack, and he still gives more pleasure from one of his startling horselaughs or kabuki outbursts than most actors do at their most resourceful. Cage doesn’t chastely wait around for distinguished parts. If his filmography is ungainly, his pace has left no time for the dry rot of self-importance and spurious dignity to set in. He remains that most critically distrusted of adjectives: fun… it’s [his] willingness to tempt absurdity that lets him sometimes be sublime. From an old interview: ‘The worst thing is to be boring or mediocre…  At least you can talk about it if it’s bad.’ (Another choice one: ‘If I do fight, I fight to kill. My motto had always been: maximum violence immediately.’)…

“Despite the cultivated Coppola heritage — Uncle Francis directed, recently deceased father August taught, mother choreographed — Cage is allergic to putting on airs. Embracing ‘mainstream’ movies (that is, movies that the plebes have some interest in going to see), he has never mouthed the ‘one for them, one for me’ excuse. He actually seems to like this stuff. Biography Hollywood’s Wild Talent reveals that Mom, during spats, would claim Nic was the illegitimate son of Robert Mitchum — not true, but apt, given his slumming, the poetic eyes, and the rockabilly purr that is his most (only?) convincing accent.” – Village Voice


Bringing Out the Dead

Bringing Out the Dead

Friday, April 23 - Saturday, April 24, 2010
"BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, based on a scorchingly vivid 1998 novel by Joe Connelly, describes the life of a night-shift paramedic encountering one bizarre crisis after another and very nearly stretched to... more...



Face/Off

Face/Off

Friday, January 10 - Saturday, January 11, 2014
In celebration of Nicolas Cage's 50th birthday! 35mm print "FACE/OFF begins in terror. FBI agent Sean Archer (Travolta) is riding on a carousel with his 5-year-old son. On the hill... more...



Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes

Friday, May 7 - Saturday, May 8, 2010
New 35mm print! "[De Palma's] techno-thriller opens with a signature sequence: a continuous Steadicam shot starts outside an Atlantic City sports arena, then snakes its way along corridors,... more...



Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas

Friday, May 14 - Saturday, May 15, 2010
"Ben Sanderson, played devastatingly by Nicolas Cage in LEAVING LAS VEGAS, is something other than the usual movie drunk. Nothing about him offers golden opportunities to the good Samaritan. Already in... more...



The Rock

The Rock

Friday, May 21 - Saturday, May 22, 2010
"THE ROCK is a raucous, in- your-face, commando-style action thriller that makes provocative use of Alcatraz as a lunatic's lair and San Francisco as a sitting duck. Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris... more...



Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Friday, May 28 - Sunday, May 30, 2010
In Werner Herzog’s BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS, Nicolas Cage plays a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs -- while playing fast and loose with the law.... more...



Peggy Sue Got Married

Peggy Sue Got Married

Friday, June 4 - Saturday, June 5, 2010
"Four stars! PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED is a lot of things -- a human comedy, a nostalgic memory, a love story -- but there are times when it is just plain creepy, because it awakens such vivid memories in... more...



Valley Girl

Valley Girl

Friday, June 11 - Saturday, June 12, 2010
"The movie stars Deborah Foreman as Julie, a bright, cute high school girl who is in the process of breaking up with her blond jock boyfriend (Michael Bowen). He's gorgeous to look at, but he's boring... more...



Raising Arizona

Raising Arizona

Friday, June 18 - Saturday, June 19, 2010
A cult favorite, RAISING ARIZONA tells the tale of a childless couple: an ex-con (Nicolas Cage) and an ex-cop (Holly Hunter) who won't let a little thing like biology interfere with their family planning.... more...



The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man

Friday, June 25 - Saturday, June 26, 2010
Everything you need to know about THE WICKER MAN more...



Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart

Friday, April 6 - Saturday, April 7, 2012
35mm print "Imagine The Wizard Of Oz with an oversexed witch, gun-toting Munchkins and love ballads from Elvis Presley, and you'll get some idea of this erotic hellzapoppin from... more...



Con Air

Con Air

Friday, July 9 - Saturday, July 10, 2010
"Led by Cyrus 'The Virus' Grissom (Malkovich), a dozen jailbirds hijack a transport plane. Only parolee Cameron Poe (Cage) -- caught up in the middle -- stands between the worst of the worst and their... more...





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