Raising Arizona is screening as part of an all day celebration of Nicolas Cage: When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.
Cage perfectly fits the bill for the Coen Brothers’ cartoon vision of southwestern tackiness, and it’s where we always tell a Nicolas Cage skeptic to begin their journey of Cage appreciation. The quirky, over-acting cartoon Cage feels right at home in the world of the Coen Brothers, and it seems criminal that they haven’t collaborated on any films since. Out of all the Coen’s films, Raising Arizona remains one of their most beloved efforts, and Cage is a very big part of that. Cage’s Herbert I. “Hi” McDunnough is a faulty, yet endearing repeat offender who’s trying his best to go the way of the straight and narrow. Even more charming is he and Holly Hunter’s relationship and genuine desire to have a family. Raising Arizona gives us some Cageisms that can be enjoyed by the whole family, and though early in his career, his performance here is phenomenal and and all-out to joy to watch.
Tickets are available for each individual film (£5) or for the all day film marathon (5 films for £14). When you book a ticket for each of the 5 films the price will automatically discount to £14 in your cart.