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Cagefest 2020: Moonstruck

Cagefest 2020: Moonstruck

“Everything seems like nothing to me now, ’cause I want you in my bed. I don’t care if I burn in hell. I don’t care if you burn in hell. The past and the future is a joke to me now. I see that they’re nothing. I see they ain’t here. The only thing that’s here is you – and me.”

We’re kicking off 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 – with Norman Jewison‘s MOONSTRUCK on Thursday, October 1.

Released in 1987, this romantic-comedy features Cher (in what may be her best onscreen performance, and the role that won her a Best Actress Oscar) in a revelatory turn as the dowdy, frumpy, and all outta luck Italian-American widow Loretta, who accepts a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), a man she does not love, before managing to somehow fall head-over-heels for his younger brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage, never better). Though Loretta tries to resist his “wolfish” charms, Ronny (who lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and as a result has no love for him) pursues her while Johnny is out of the country dealing with their ailing mother in Italy. As Loretta begins to fall hard for Ronny, she blossoms into a new woman, her love a catalyst for transformation – and she comes to learn that she’s not the only one in her family with a secret romance. Also starring Olympia Dukakis (who took home a Best Supporting Actress Oscar), Vincent Gardenia, John Mahoney.

“This is a movie that makes you want to sing “Boheme” and walk in the moonlight and move to Brooklyn.” (New York Daily News)

Thursday, October 1
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door

*Minors OK in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

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 Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.

MOONSTRUCK (Norman Jewison, 1987 / 102 mins / PG) Loretta Castorini, a bookkeeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

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