Don’t Miss BIRDEMIC plus The Rosenberg Appeal at #LUCFEST

A part of the programme for this years Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – we are screening the legendary BIRDEMIC: SHOCK & TERROR on Thursday 9th October at The Zephyr Lounge. Joining the bill for the evening will be Leamington’s foremost musical trio and saviours of Art Rock, The Rosenberg Appeal, who will be playing a very special set for your aural entertainment.

There are bad films, there are terrible films, there are the sort of films that make you want to go and live in a cave with only the angry voices in your head for company… then there is BIRDEMIC: Shock and Terror.

Ostensibly your average straight-faced romantic drama monster disaster movie (with an amazingly subtle environmental subtext). Birdemic is the tale of star-crossed lovers Rod and Nathalie caught up in a terrifying plague of killer birds. This is a film so intrinsically, hilariously flawed in every possible way that it has to be seen to be believed.

MARVEL! At the special effects that look like they were done on a commodore 64
GASP! At the nail-biting action sequences involving coat hangers
SWOON! At Rod’s romantic pursuit of Nathalie – which comes across like a man with serious head injuries stalking a woman with very poor judgement
THRILL! To the infamous boardroom clapping scene that goes on for far too long.

Don’t take our word for it, check the trailer below and then grab tickets for the bargain price of 4.95 from this link right here

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Birdemic Screening at the LUC Festival is not to be missed

There are bad films, there are terrible films, there are the sort of films that make you want to go and live in a cave with only the angry voices in your head for company… then there is BIRDEMIC: Shock and Terror.

This is a film so intrinsically, hilariously flawed in every possible way that it has to be seen to be believed.

MARVEL! At the special effects that look like they were done on a commodore 64
GASP! At the nail-biting action sequences involving coat hangers
SWOON! At Rod’s romantic pursuit of Nathalie – which comes across like a man with serious head injuries stalking a woman with very poor judgement
THRILL! To the infamous boardroom clapping scene that goes on for far too long.

Prior to this complete masterpiece, Leamington musical sensation The Rosenberg Appeal will perform an exclusive set for your musical enjoyment.

Plus as with all events during #LUCFEST 2014 there will be a short selection of films competing for the Aspect Consultants LUC Short Film Prize 2014. Tickets will be on sale very shortly for just £5 – numbers will be limited so get in early!

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Mistaken For Strangers added to #LUCFEST 2014

Today we are delighted to announce that our special music feature on Friday 10th October during the LUC Festival 2014 will be the entertainingly hilarious documentary, Mistaken For Strangers.

Described by Film School Rejects as “Dead funny… Awkwardly invasive and profoundly weird” – this is the story of the Berninger brothers, Matt is frontman of famous sombre indie rockers The National and Tom who is a slacker who still lives at home with his parents. Invited on an internation tour as a roadie, Tom decides to take his camera and make an epic rockumentary – it doen’t quite work out as planned,

Following the film we will have music from some local musical heroes, the identities of whom will be announced very soon.

This will all take place at LAMP and tickets will be available very soon for just £5 for the whole evening – of course if you’ve already bought a festival pass you will be able to swan in without having to deal with such trivial technicalities as tickets.

Kickstarting the LUC Fest 2014 Kickstarter: Get a free classic lobby card

To help give our kickstarter campaign a gentle and understanding boot up the rear end, the Glorious Central Committee has authorised some additional motivation. The next ten backers, pledging £25 or more will get an additional gift in the shape of a cool, original cinema lobby card from one of the following classic movies: Blade Runner, ET, Close Encounters and Saturday Night Fever.

So get pledging asap and a rather nice bit of cinema history will be yours. The LUC FESTIVAL 2014 Kickstarter campaign page can be found right here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1624371781/leamington-underground-cinema-festival-2014

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LUC Festival Kickstarter – 3 weeks to go

kickstart this poster 1000 pxAfter a spectacular first week, the LUC Festival 2014 Kickstarter Campaign, has been ticking over quietly for the last seven days. After a brief investigation, the Glorious Central Committee’s Special Inquisitions Squad have concluded that this is because “The weather has been amazing. Everyone is outside, skiving off work and enjoying the sunshine rather than thinking about film festival crowd-funding campaigns”.

Based on these findings, our leaders came up with two plans:

1. Build a giant nuclear powered laser device which when fired into the sky will produce unseasonably arctic conditions and force everyone inside to look at their computers and think about exciting indoor activities for later in the year.

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2. Do loads of e-mailing, general PR and write a blog update titled “LUC Festival Kickstarter – 3 weeks to go”.

After the debate on which option to choose snowballed into a cavalcade of terrible puns related to cold temperatures, mostly delivered in vaguely East-European accents, the laser project was abandoned and, well, here we are.

At present the total has reached £1831, which is a marvellous 61% of our £3000 target – with 3 weeks left there is still plenty of time to get involved. There are still plenty of sponsorship opportunities available, although the marvellous people at Aspect Consultants and Emerald IT are sponsoring the short film prize and video game prize respectively.

You can back the festival for as little as £1, with rewards starting at £5 pledged. If you want to be sure of your seat at all events a festival pass can be yours for £25. Above that we’ve got all sorts of goodies available, including exclusive artwork, PR packages, a special song written especially for you and even the chance to be one of our esteemed panel of judges.

Due to the way that kickstarter works – the festival will only be funded if we reach or exceed the £3000 target by the 15th August. Otherwise there will be no funding and a much smaller festival – possibly hosted in an abandoned caravan up on bricks in a bleak pub car park in the middle of the night.

Taking a more positive view, if we raise more money than we need then we will look to expand the festival or put on another free event in Leamington sometime soon.

So please get pledging, or spread the word as widely and wildly as you can without breaking any really serious laws.