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25th Apr 2019

A Keanu Reeves film festival is coming to the UK

Wil Jones

Wild Stalyns!

When did Keanu Reeves become one of our most beloved movie stars?

Throughout most of the 1990s, he was still (wrongly) thought of by many as an airhead pretty boy – but slowly but surely, over time, through Speed and then The Matrix and ultimately the mighty John Wick – and not forgetting plenty on memes – he now one of the coolest guys in Hollywood.

This weekend, UK fans will get to worship at the altar of Keanu, with an all-weekend Keanu Reeves film festival. KEANUCON will take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2019 at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow.

The festival will span Reeves’ whole career. Obviously, The MatrixSpeed, both Bill & Ted movies, and John Wick are all showing. But there are also some lesser seen films, like Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho from 1991, and Reeve’s directorial debut Man of Tai Chi.  There is also a preview of his new film Destination Wedding ahead of its DVD release in May.

The full programme is:

  • 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)

More information and tickets can be booked here.