“A, B, C, D, E, F, G….”
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 – would not possibly be complete without what many people (perhaps even the many himself…?) consider to be his “Cage-iest” performance in the quirky1988 comedy VAMPIRE’S KISS.
Cage stars as Peter Loew, a sleazy NYC literary agent, who prowls the bars in the evening looking for some action. One night he hooks up with a mysterious, sexy woman named Rachel (Jennifer Beals) and in the course of their relations, she bites him on the neck. When he wakes up the next morning, he doesn’t feel quite right…. He is irritable, and has a hard time dealing with life at the literary agency, where his secretary takes the brunt of his ire. Suddenly, it dawns on Peter that he was bitten by a vampire, so he goes out and buys a set of real fangs… Then, the chaos begins. With Maria Conchita Alonso, Elizabeth Ashley, Kasi Lemmons.
“What really makes this worth seeing is Cage’s outrageously unbridled performance.” (Chicago Reader)
“What truly distinguishes the movie is Cage’s performance, which is so off the wall that even if you don’t like it you have to watch in awe.” (TV Guide)
Saturday, October 3 SOLD OUT!
Doors 10:00 pm | Movie 10:30 pm *Start time subject to change.
Monday, October 12
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change
Advance tickets $15 HERE | $15 at the door
*Minors permitted 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 www.riotheatretickets.ca. Online sales for every screening automatically end 1 hour before any given showtime.
VAMPIRE’S KISS (Robert Bierman, 1988 / 14A / 103 mins) A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his madness deepens, it begins to look as if some of the events he’s experiencing may be hallucinations.