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.

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


LUC Festival Update: Lots of news

I have been somewhat remiss in providing regular updates recently, this is mostly to do with the fantastic response to the LUC Short Film Prize. Thus far, the top secret LUC evaluation panel have watched about 130 entries (with more arriving all the time) – now we are starting to select the films that will be shown during the week. The aim is to screen between 100 and 150 shorts throughout the festival – with fifteen finalists to be shown at our exclusive gala LUC night on Sunday 29th September. The deadline is still over two months away on the 2nd August, so plenty of time to finish off that ground-breaking hybrid western/sci-fi you’ve been working on.

In terms of the programme for the week, the overall shape is coming together nicely. The plan is for the main list of events to be announced at the end of June and then for tickets to go on sale in July, but here are some new additions (please note these are all subject to final confirmation):

  • LUC will be taking over (in what may be a needlessly violent fashion) the weekly quiz at The Clarendon on Wednesday 25th September for a special film themed edition.
  • The properly astounding The Secret Society Of Fine Arts will be screening at LAMP on Monday 23rd supported by some hand-picked submissions to the LUC film prize.
  • There will be a completely free screening of LUC Short Film Prize entries at Altoria Bar on Tuesday 24th, followed by a soon-to-be-announced special musical event.
  • A free animation event with Don Hertfeldt’s amazing It’s Such A Beautiful Day topping the bill on Saturday 28th September.
  • A screening of what has been described as “the most punk rock film of all time” at Zephyr Lounge on Thursday 26th – trust me, it is.

LUC is beavering away on all sorts of other exclusive feature screening and potential events, so keep an eye on the blog for more advance info in the next few weeks. Hopefully will have another very exciting screening to announce next week.