Festival Update: Wildlike, World of Tomorrow + Southland Tales

The glorious central committee have permitted LUC Festival marketing dept to come out of the hermetically sealed chamber they call home to dispense some exciting programme information.

First up, on the opening day of this year’s festival we will be screening the acclaimed independent drama Wildlike. This tale of a troubled runaway and a lonely backpacker in the wilds of Alaska has already won a stack of awards on the US festival circuit. More info soon, but in the meantime here is the trailer…

We are also thrilled to be showing Don Hertzfeldt‘s amazing World Of Tomorrow on the big screen, followed by one of LUC’s favourite movies, the mind-bending epic Southland Tales. Both will screen as one event on Wednesday 11th November at the Spa Centre Cinema.

Book your place at these fine events as well as the other six days of #LUCFEST2015 by grabbing a festival pass for just £35 via our kickstarter campaign.


LUCFEST continues with It’s Such A Beautiful Day

LUCFEST ISABD COMPLETE 1000pxNow that the dust has settled from last night’s fantastic screening/q&a/band action at LAMP last night – the LUC film programming team still can’t quite believe that we have secured It’s Such A Beautiful Day for an exclusive screening today.

For the uninitiated this is the masterpiece by genius animator Don Hertzfeldt, which has won at least 90 awards already (according to our statistics sub-committee). Funny, moving and poignant, I can’t recommend this film highly enough – check out the amazing reviews that it has attracted so far.

Prior to this fantastic film, LUC is screening an hour of animated entries to the LUC Short Film Prize. This programme includes musical werewolves, woollen astronomy and terrible attempts at free running. However please note this event is not suitable for kids.

All this fun is taking place at Arts Trail Studios on Livery street (aka Regent Court) and entry is completely free! Check the LUC festival map for details.

The shorts will start at 5pm, then It’s Such A Beautiful Day will screen after a short intermission and is one hour long. Seats will be limited so please come early to avoid disappointment. No one likes disappointment. Apart from Morrissey.

Festival Spotlight No.5: It’s Such A Beautiful Day

LUCFEST ISABD COMPLETE 1000pxClear your diary for the evening of Saturday 28th September. Honestly, clear it. You don’t want to miss this.

Leamington Underground Cinema is delighted (and quite surprised) to be screening Don Hertzfeldt‘s masterpiece It’s Such A Beautiful Day at Leamington Arts Trail Studios.

This is the full trilogy about Bill, the stick man with the mystery ailment, edited together as one complete feature. I could bang on endlessly about how good this is, but don’t take my word for it, check out any review such as this one by Mike McCahill in The Guardian:

Supporting this very special feature LUC will be screening a great selection of animations that were submitted for the LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE 2013. Subjects include murderous teddy bears, unsuccessful parkour and astronomical bodies rendered in the medium of wool. It is an amazing line up.

Best of all ENTRY IS FREE, plus there will even be a bar for you to enjoy a tipple during the films

Please note: the content of this event is NOT suitable for children.

Films will start at 5pm sharp. get down early to grab a seat.