Good Lord: A 13-Week Nicolas Cage Movie Festival Is Going Down In Sydney

Calendar of Cage - Nicolas Cage Movie Festive Palace Encore

Nicolas Cage is a living-breathing phenomenon understood by few and yet appreciated by countless. Across his 40-year career, the shamanistic thespian with an unparalleled love for the game – and up until recently, a mountain of debts, hence the direct-to-video releases – has gifted the world with a collection of unforgettable performances. Performances that simultaneously enchant and bewilder. And performances re-entering the spotlight for a 13-week celebration aptly dubbed Calendar of Cage, hosted by Sydney’s own Palace Encore.

“Palace Encore presents the Calendar of Cage – a retrospective series that delves into an eccentrically eclectic body of work that no other modern actor could hope to claim,” states Palace Encore. 

“Calendar of Cage reveals the restless, try-anything, break-all-rules artistic genius that is Nicolas Cage, featuring some of his finest and most wonderfully unhinged performances.”



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The mother of all film festivals has already kicked things off with a special preview screening of his latest masterpiece – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent “showcasing a premium-aged Cage in all his glory.” Thankfully, those of you only getting in on the action right about now haven’t missed too much.

In the weeks following, you’ll be offered the opportunity to revisit Nicky C’s more serious classics such as Leaving Las Vegas (which earned the man an Academy Award), Michael Bay’s The Rock (which earned the man our hearts), as well as the meme-rich National Treasure. Our only criticism? A disturbing lack of Lord of War, Con Air, Matchstick Men, The Wicker Man, and Face/Off.

Check out the schedule Palace Encore has nailed down for the Calendar of Cage movie festival below.

Calendar of Cage Dates

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Special Event)
    Thursday, April 14th
  • Vampires Kiss
    Friday, April 22nd
  • Moonstruck
    Friday, April 29th
  • Raising Arizona
    Friday, May 6th
  • Wild At Heart
    Friday, May 13th
  • Leaving Las Vegas
    Friday, May 20th
  • The Rock
    Friday, May 27th
  • Bringing Out The Dead
    Friday, June 3rd
  • Adaptation
    Friday, June 10th
  • National Treasure
    Friday, June 17th
  • Mandy
    Friday, June 24th
  • Willy’s Wonderland
    Friday, July 1st
  • Pig
    Friday, July 8th

Assuming everything goes to plan, each session will begin at 6:30 PM. Tickets for individual screenings range from $15 (Palace Student Club) to $24 (General Admission).