Forget Sundance, 'Keanucon' is the only film festival that really matters

Forget Sundance, 'Keanucon' is the only film festival that really matters

Keanu Reeves fans rejoice - the festival of your dreams is now a thing.

The first ever 'Keanucon' will be taking place on April 27 and 28 in Scotland, celebrating the man, the myth and the legend's decades-long career.

Keanu Reeves smiling. Credit: Getty

Located in Glasgow's Matchbox Cineclub, 19 of Reeves' greatest movies will be shown, including The Matrix, John Wick, and My Own Private Idaho. Naturally, both Bill and Ted movies will also be screened.

Check out the video below to see Reeves training for John Wick 3: Parabellum: 

In addition to the movies, attendees of the festival will be treated to what's been described as "Wyld Stallyns live." While we'd all like to hope that this is exactly what it says on the tin, it's likely to be a cover band. Still, nothing to turn your nose up at!

This is not the first time that Matchbox Cineblub has hosted a festival dedicated to a legend of the silver screen, either. It's also the company behind Nicolas Cage film festival dubbed Cage-a-Rama.

Keanu Reeves sitting on a horse. Credit: Keanu Reeves

"We were programming Cage's work, who is definitely a polarizing figure in popular culture, and kept coming back to Keanu as a kind of antidote to having to defend Cage all the time," KeanuCon co-founder Megan Mitchell said in an interview with Little White Lies.

"Keanu inspires so much love, particularly from women, which, for me, is important. The interest and passion that fans of Keanu have seems not just 'thirst' orientated, although there’s no denying Keanu's hot, but from an ability to relate to his honest emotional vulnerability."

Film tape on a surface. Credit: Pexels

Here's an exact rundown of what's being shown at the festival:

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)

So, if you happen to find yourself within the vicinity of Glasgow - or Glasgae as the locals call it - at the end of the month, why not celebrate all things Reeves? Tickets for the festival can be purchased here.