Tonight at LAMP: Anyone Can Play Guitar

LUCFEST ACPG COMPLETE 1000pxBrace yourselves for a fantastic evening of film and music at LAMP from 7:30 pm. First up we’ve got seven fantastic short films all competing for the LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE, there is cosplay, there are zombie puppets, there is even a vengeful space crab.

The main feature tonight is the ace documentary Anyone Can Play Guitar, the inside story of the Oxford music scene, featuring bands such as Ride, Radiohead, Supergrass and Foals. This is followed by an exclusive Q&A with director Jon Spira, conducted by LAMPS’s very own Pip Burley.

AND THATS NOT ALL! Rounding off the night will be the band Not Right playing some covers from the era featured in the film.

Thats a lot of entertainment for the ticket price of just £5 – there are still some tickets left so get down to LAMP early to avoid disappointment.


Festival Spotlight No.5: Anyone Can Play Guitar

LUCFEST ACPG COMPLETE 1000pxThe LUC Festival is extremely proud to present an exclusive screening of ace music documentary Anyone Can Play Guitar. Listed by NME as “One of the 20 music films you need to see” ACPG chronicles the height of the Oxford music scene as it spawned a generation of hugely successful bands including Ride, Supergrass and Radiohead. The screening will be part of a whole evening of fun at Leamington LAMP on Friday 27th September.

“Anyone Can Play Guitar is not like most music docs. Using the unheard stories of some of the greatest bands and the greatest stories of some of the unheard bands as the backdrop to a truly unique and epic saga of success, failure, good intentions and bad outcomes. It refuses to mythologise and explores what can be achieved with community and the harsh realities of the music industry.”

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with filmmakers Jon Spira and Hank Starrs, then the evening will be rounded off by a live performance from Not Right who will be interpreting some classics of the era covered in the film.

Plus of course there will be cinematic support by a bunch of ace short films competing in the LUC Short Film Prize

Films Start at 7.30pm sharp. Anyone Can Play Guitar will Screen at 8.30pm

Tickets for this fine event are just £5 and be purchased on the door, or if you want to make sure of your seat, can be purchase on-line by clicking right here.

Oh – and here’s a facebook link:


LUC Festival Line-up Announcement

The LUC bunker has been struggling to keep up to date with our communications lately. The incredible flood of entries to the short film competition (well over 500 films were submitted) has meant that we had to divert all available personnel into our elite ‘watching and rating’ sub-committee.

Now that all the films that we will show during the week have been selected, everything can get back to normal and we can start putting more effort into planning and publicising the festival. Over the next couple of weeks there will be a veritable whirlwind of LUC related information coming your way (although without the associated property damage and increased wicked witch risk).

To get started, today LUC is announcing the main line-up of events that make up the first Leamington Underground Cinema Festival. More details on each event and a final confirmed programme will be along very soon.


FEATURE: The Secret Society Of Fine Arts + Underground Shorts // Leamington LAMP // 7.30pm


Underground Shorts + Film Music DJs // Altoria // 8pm


FEATURE: Jerkbeast + Underground Shorts // Zephyr Lounge // 8pm

For one week only LUC take over the Clarendon Quiz // The Clarendon // 8pm


FEATURE: Lint The Movie + Underground Shorts // Leamington Arts Trail Studios // 7.30pm


FEATURE: Anyone Can Play Guitar + Filmmaker Q&A + Underground Shorts + Live Band // Leamington LAMP // 7.30pm


FEATURE: It’s Such A Beautiful Day + Underground Animated Shorts // Leamington Arts Trails Studios // 5pm

SCORE-CRAZY // The Clarendon // 9pm


FEATURE: Sound Of Noise + Underground Shorts // Spa Centre Cinema // 5pm

LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE FINAL // Spa Centre Cinema // 8pm