Those who worship the divine powers of Keanu Reeves can rejoice, for there is finally a festival for us. KeanuCon, Glasgow’s first ever Keanu Reeves film festival has been announced. Quite frankly, it’s what he deserves.
KeanuCon is the brainchild of Matchbox Cineclub, the folks that previously blessed us with Cage-A-Rama, a film festival dedicated to Nicolas Cage.
The two-day festival is set to go down this weekend on April 27th and 28th at Glasgow’s Centre For Contemporary Art. The event will screen Reeves’ most beloved contributions to cinema. Check out the full programme below:
- One Step Away (Robert Fortier, 1985)
- Permanent Record (Marisa Silver, 1988)
- My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991)
- Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994)
- The Matrix (Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, 1999)
- John Wick (Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, 2014)
- Man of Tai Chi (Keanu Reeves, 2013)
- Constantine (Francis Lawrence, 2005)
- Challenge Death with Dice Roll Cafe
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Stephen Herek, 1989)
- Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (Peter Hewitt, 1991)
- Wyld Stallyns live
- Destination Wedding (Victor Levin, 2019)
Watch: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – Trailer
For more information, and to purchase tickets, head to this website.
Earlier this month, Keanu Reeves opened up about his stint as a musician, recalling the time his band trolled an audience at a metal festival with a Grateful Dead cover.
“We played Milwaukee Metal Fest. Got killed,” he shared. “I think we played close to Murphy’s Law. Imagine. So we played a Grateful Dead cover, at Milwaukee Metal Fest.”
“We were like, ‘They hate us. What are we doing here? What can we do? Let’s do the Grateful Dead cover,’” Reeves recalled. “They were just like, ‘Fuck you, you suck’. I had the biggest grin on my face, man.”