In her five-star Sundance review, Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson called Mandy a "psychedelic powder keg of cinematic insanity," so as you can imagine, we're excited for the Panos Cosmatos' new movie to be unleashed in theaters on September 14th. If you want to shorten your wait to see Mandy on the big screen, then you'll be pleased to know that RLJE Films will release the Nicolas Cage-starring film in select US theaters one night early, with the advanced screenings featuring a recorded Q&A with Cage and Cosmatos at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre:

Press Release: Austin, Texas --- August 17, 2018 --- Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Regal and RLJE Films are pleased to announce a wildly phantasmagorical cinematic event: a sneak peek at the critically-acclaimed action-thriller MANDY, plus an exclusive taped conversation with director Panos Cosmatos and actor Nicolas Cage. The advance screenings are set to run for one night only -- September 13th, 2018 -- in 24 Alamo Drafthouse theaters, 202 Regal theaters, and additional locations across the country.

Tickets are now on sale for the advance screenings on Produced by SpectreVision, XYZ Films and Umedia, MANDY opens in theaters across the country on Sept. 14, 2018.

Audiences will see what the film critics are calling “a revenge movie for those who hate revenge movies” (Village Voice), “a gonzo, stylized horror fever-dream” (Variety), and “Nicolas Cage’s Craziest Movie Ever” ( The film currently sits at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

“MANDY is a sensory experience filled with incredible visuals, amazing performances, and a soundtrack and sound design that demand to be seen on the largest screen possible with theatrical sound systems that can envelope the viewer in the insanity that unfolds,” says Henri Mazza, V.P. of Partnerships and Events for the Alamo Drafthouse. “We are thrilled to be working with so many great partners to bring this unique experience of the film to theatrical audiences across the U.S., and needless to say, this should be a Q&A for the ages!”

“We are excited to present this one-of-a-kind event to our guests, and look forward to hearing Panos Cosmatos and Nicolas Cage share their personal experiences with filming this heart-pounding thriller,” said Hannah Hembree, Film Buyer at Regal. “Movie fans are sure to feel the impact of this action-packed film, and will be on the edge of their seats for the duration of the movie.”

The conversation with cinema icon Nicolas Cage and director Panos Cosmatos will be recorded live at a special screening event presented by Beyond Fest and American Cinematheque at the legendary Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Tuesday, September 11th. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 17th via Fandango.

For more details on the MANDY advance screenings, visit

Directed by visionary filmmaker Panos Cosmatos (BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW) from a script by Cosmatos and Aaron Stewart-Ahn, MANDY stars Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage (LEAVING LAS VEGAS), Andrea Riseborough (BATTLE OF THE SEXES), and Linus Roache (BATMAN BEGINS).

In the film, outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

MANDY was financed by Umedia and Piccadilly Pictures with additional support from Wallimage and fan-owned Legion M and is being distributed in the US by RLJE Films. The score was composed by the late Jóhann Jóhannsson.

About Regal
Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, operates one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, consisting of 7,305 screens in 557 theatres in 43 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of July 31, 2018. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit provides its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience. We are committed to being ‘The Best Place to Watch a Movie!’ Additional information is available on the Company's website at


RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which have rapidly grown through development, acquisition, and distribution of its exclusive rights to a large library of international and British dramas, independent feature films and urban content. RLJE’s titles are also distributed in multiple formats including broadcast and pay television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, and a variety of digital distribution models (including EST, VOD, SVOD and AVOD) in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE co-produces and develops new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited.

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RLJE Films new and upcoming features include Terminal starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg and Mike Myers and written & directed by Vaughn Stein; and the 2018 Sundance Film Festival hit Mandy from writer/director Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache. RLJE Films’ past films include I Kill Giants starring Zoe Saldana, Pilgrimage starring Tom Holland, and writer/director S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn and Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell.

Founded in 2010 by partners Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller, SpectreVision was created to tell character-driven stories tackling emotional and human experiences that test the boundaries of the genre space. In 2015, Lisa Whalen joined the company as the fourth partner and CEO.

The SpectreVision productions of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Cooties, Open Windows, The Boy, and cult hit, The Greasy Strangler, have earned them spots at the most prestigious festivals in the world, as well as numerous awards and nominations. Their most recent film, the Nicolas Cage psycho thriller Mandy, premiered at Sundance in 2018 to a 100% Rotten Tomatoes’ critics score. Following the critical acclaim from Sundance, Mandy had its European premiere in the Director’s Fortnight section of the Cannes Film Festival. SpectreVision has also released, under its SpectreVision Presents banner, the acclaimed films, Toad Road, LFO, and the enormously successful restoration and re-release of the lost animated classic, Belladonna of Sadness.

SpectreVision has expanded its focus with forays into the worlds of television, gaming, and digital media. Their mobile game, JoinDispatch, debuted in April and their VR game with Ubisoft, Transference, premieres in September. SpectreVision’s parent entity, Company X, sold the Sundance film, Bitch, to MPI in 2017 and premiered their second production, Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss By Passing Through the Gateway Chosen By the Holy Storsh, at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

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