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Cagefest 2020: Raising Arizona

Cagefest 2020: Raising Arizona

“Edwina’s insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase.”

Cagefest – our (unofficial) Nicolas Cage Film Fest (aka, NIFF), a solid 5 days’ worth of our fave performances from one of our all-time favourite contemporary actors – continues on Friday, October 9, with an encore screening of his game-changing performance in the Coen Brothers‘ quirky 1987 comedy, RAISING ARIZONA.

This sweet, screwball cult comedy tells the unlikely, absurd story of ex-con H.I. (Cage) and ex-cop Edwina (Holly Hunter) who meet, marry and long for a child of their own. When it is discovered that H.I. is unable to have children, they decide to snatch a baby from local furniture tycoon Nathan Arizona, who has been blessed with quintuplets. They try to keep their crime a secret, while friends, co-workers and a bounty hunter look to use the child for their own purposes. With Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe and Frances McDormand.

“A terrifically original, eccentric screwball comedy, RAISING ARIZONA may not be the Coens’ most disciplined movie, but it’s one of their most purely entertaining.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“Starting from a point of delirious excess, the film leaps into dark and virtually uncharted territory to soar like a comet.” (Time Out)

Friday, October 9 Final screening!
Doors 5:45 pm pm | Movie 6:15 pm
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
**Minors permitted. (Language warning.) Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service

PLEASE NOTE: All of the Rio Theatre’s screenings are operating at a sharply reduced capacity. We can’t guarantee availability of tickets at the door, so advance tickets for all screening events are strongly recommended. Our online box office can be found at www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

RAISING ARIZONA (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1987 / PG) An ex-con and an ex-cop meet, marry and long for a child of their own. When it is discovered that Hi is unable to have children they decide to snatch a baby. They try to keep their crime a secret, while friends, co-workers and a bounty hunter look to use the child for their own purposes.