Exciting news film fans. Director Jon Spira is now also coming along to the Elstree 1976 – Spa Wars Screening on Saturday and will be available for quizzing at the Q&A after the film. Also Jon and producer Hank Starrs will be at the Spa Wars: Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars event earlier in the day with all sorts of film related stuff for your entertainment. You can grab tickets on the day at the Elstree 1976 stall, on the door at 7.30pm, or get them in advance from…
Standard tickets – £10
Student/NUS – £5
An exciting addition to the programme for our screening of Elstree 1976 is professor Daniel Winchester’s short, but disturbingly formed, new documentary ‘Furry Death From Outer Space’.
This devastating expose will be playing before the main feature at 8.00pm. This will be the only live public screening of this important film, so if you are a fan of the professor’s previous work (The Tidings Of Restless Nell and They Walk Amongst Us), you will not want to miss this event.
Tickets are available in advance or on the door for £10, or just £5 for Students/NUS members.
BUY STANDARD TICKETS HERE: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/407159
BUY STUDENT/NUS TICKETS HERE: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/422938
The main feature is of course the marvellous documentary Elstree 1976 as well as a Q&A conducted by Nic Pillai in conversation with producer Hank Starrs and Star Wars cast member Jon Chapman.
Leamington Underground Cinema presents another free online film night that you can enjoy from absolutely everywhere, except perhaps some of those scary countries with mad dictators like North Korea and America.
On the evening of Thursday 19th October we will be curating a selection of the finest, strangest and most entertaining short film entertainment from around the internet. There may also be a creative challenge or two to get invoved in…
The fun will begin at 7.30pm GMT, please ensure you’ve been to the toilet before we start and remain at least 5% above horizontal throughout – it is for your own safety.
“Money Is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons”
– Woody Allen
“You gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women. ”
– Tony Montana, Scarface
“I’m living in America, and in America, you’re on your own. America’s not a country. It’s just a business. Now fucking pay me.”
– Jackie Cogan, Killing Them Softly
The next LUC Briefing will be on the subject of… Fashion
i. The Queen Of Versailles
A bizarrely fascinating documentary about the family of an unpleasant timeshare billionaire who have hit (relatively) hard times. Can loads of money make you happy? Apparently not.
ii. Margot Robbie’s Unfortunate Paper Cuts
From an article on The Daily Beast
“If anyone is ever planning on having sex on top of a pile of cash: don’t. Or maybe real money is a bit softer”
iii. Do Tax Breaks Lead to Deliberately Bad films?
The whole sorry tale of Uwe Boll, his terrible, terrible video game adaptations and the complexities of German tax write-offs is akin to The Producers, but with all the jokes taken out and replaced by evasive accounting practices. There is still an annoying, dictatorial figure involved though.
iv. Maths and the Weight of Money Ruin the Plausibility of Fast Five
From an article on vulture.com
v. The severe cost of Hollywood Film Production
One of the most illuminating things about this breakdown of what it cost to produce the 2014 version of Annie isn’t the $11 million tax break or Cameron Diaz’s $7.5 million fee – what caught my attention was that the titles cost $101,500. I’d have done it for half that…
vi. Remember when The KLF Burnt A Million Pounds?
It seems almost quaint now, but the pop charts used to be home to the sort of mad situationist art terrorists who would quite happily troop off to a remote Scottish island and film themselves burning a million quid. It seems unlikely that Ed Sheeran will be doing something like this any time soon.
vii. Trying To Make Your Millions On Youtube Sounds Like No Fun At All
From an article on Cracked:
“There’s practically no difference between being an up-and-coming ‘tuber and a disaffected middle-of-the-rung ‘tuber. You’re producing the types of content that get good numbers, but from a corporate perspective, you’re too small to justify sponsorship. You’re in the same financial position as before, but with the added complication that your decent-sized following now recognizes you and judges your every twitch.”
viii. The Money Gun
Too lazy or too cool to throw your money at people manually? There’s a solution for that. Just think of the time this could have saved the Bullingdon club back in the day. Also a sensitive and playful foreplay accoutrement – what woman wouldn’t like to be treated like a stripper by a man with a toy gun?
“In the year 1970 – a seemingly ordinary local politician led a scheme to build a bizarre transmission device on the site of Newbold Comyn in Leamington Spa. What was it for ? What were his plans? And Why did he suddenly disappear? The answers all lie out there – deep in the night sky.”
Professor Daniel Winchester returns to detail another disturbing incident in the paranormal history of Leamington Spa. This time he turns his focus to an alien conspiracy from beyond the stars.
This film was initially screened as part of the Leamington Camouflage Festival 2016 at a special event in Foundry Wood.
Also check the professor’s previous work on The Tidings Of Restless Nell
LUC is teaming up with Playing The Field for two camouflage themed screenings at Foundry Wood on 2nd & 3rd September as part of the Leamington Camouflage Festival.
On Friday 2nd, we present present John Carpenter’s classic 1988 cult satire action flick They Live.
When a drifter, played by Rowdy Roddy Piper, comes into possession of some very special sunglasses, he is able to see the world as it really is – an oppressive nightmare where the ruling class are really a bunch of evil aliens manipulating the masses behind a seamless facade. It also contains the longest fight scene in cinema history – so something for everyone.
Also at this screening Dr Daniel Winchester will be presenting his findings on paranormal extraterrestrial happenings in the local area – you will be shocked and amazed.
Then on Saturday 3rd, brace yourselves for John MacTiernan’s peerless 1987 action flick, Predator.
A team of commandos on what they think is a rescue mission in a Central American jungle find themselves being stalked by an invisible extra-terrestrial hunter. It gets messy.
At this screening Dr Winchester will also be presenting his findings on a shocking tale of extraterrestrial invasion in Leamington Spa – oh yes.
Both screenings will take place outdoors at Leamington’s Foundry Wood, bench seating will be provided but feel free to bring your own for superior posterior comfort if you like.
There will be a licensed bar to keep you refreshed and hot food including options for both carnivores and vegetarians.
Doors will open at 6.30, with film action beginning at 8.
Dress to keep warm and dry.
Wear solid footwear.
Bring food and drink.
Bring pets or children.
Forget your bubblegum.
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