FESTIVAL DAY 5: World Of Tomorrow & Southland Tales

We’re halfway through #LUCFEST2015 and it has all been marvellous so far – the glorious central committee have even given some key staff a few hours out of the bunker off for R&R. Be assured though, we have electronically tagged them, for the safety of the public at large.

Thanks to everyone who has come along or helped out so far and don’t forget there is plenty more exciting stuff in the second half of the programme.

Southland Tales Fest poster 1000pxThis evening we’ve got another great event at the Spa Centre Cinema, first up is Don Hertzfeldt’s award winning animated short, World Of Tomorrow, then we’ve got one of LUC’s favourite films, the apocalyptic, satirical, dramatic, sci-fi epic Southland Tales.

Doors open at 7.00pm and the main action starts at 7.30pm – early arrivals will get the added bonus of some short films selected as part of the LUC Short Film Prize 2015

Transitus Siderum directed by Stewart Collinson & Andrea Szigetvári

Virtually Non-Existent directed by Kerry Jones

They Will All Die in Space directed by Javier Chillon

Tickets are just £5 on the door, or are available in advance until 5pm from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/333257

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LUC FESTIVAL 2015 STARTS TODAY AT NORTH HALL

Eight days of cinematic events around Leamington Spa kick off today with our Zero Effect/Unlock Sherlock and Desert Island Films at North Hall today.

Both events are just £5 on the door.

ZERO EFFECT/UNLOCK SHERLOCK – Doors 4.00pm, Starts 4.30pm sharp

A screening of the cult detective drama ‘Zero Effect’, starring Ben Stiller who tweeted that he wished he could come along! preceded by a panel discussion about the history of Sherlock Holmes on screen Featuring Nic Pillai from Warwick University and Mike McCahill who writes for Moviemail and The Guardian.

DESERT ISLAND FILMS – Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

A panel of film critics, bloggers and academics discuss and defend the one film that they would take away with them to a Desert Island – before opening it up for the audience to get involved.

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DISCOUNT FESTIVAL TICKETS – JUST £3 FOR WARWICK UNI STUDENTS

Are you a poverty stricken, film loving Warwick,University student? You can get LUC Festival tickets for just £3! Turn up to room H019, which we are told is in the Humanities building, on Wednesday 28th October between 12-1pm, or next Monday 2nd November between 4-5pm. Discounted tickets will only be available at these times, tickets on the door during the festival will be at normal price – so get in quick for a bargain.

If you are a student elsewhere and would like us to run a similar promotion for your college/uni, give us a shout at lucfestival@gmail.com
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LUC FESTIVAL POSTER COMPETITION Win a vintage Star Wars board game

To help spread the word about the Leamington Underground Cinema Festival 2015, we are launching an exciting competition to fully exploit the undoubted ingenuity and marketing prowess of you, the LUC masses.

assault on hothAll you need to do is take a picture of the poster for this years festival poster in the most unusual, daring, famous, outlandish position or situation and then post the picture on Facebook or twitter, letting us know and including the tag #LUCFEST2015 or a link back to our facebook page or event page.

The person providing the best photo will win this rather cool vintage Star Wars ‘Assault on Hoth’ board game pictured on the right – the winner will be announced during the festival.

You can get a nice big copy of the poster by clicking on the image below, or grab one from us in the next couple of weeks. We are very much looking forward to your efforts, but will of course deny all knowledge if asked to bail anyone out.

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Festival Kickstarter final push – win our ipad mini

Hey everyone – Our kickstarter campaign ends tomorrow (Sunday) night and we still need a boost to hit our target. So if we are able to reach our target by the deadline – we will select one backer at random to win LUC’s very own ipad mini (as you can imagine the timewasters in the IT dept are in uproar).

http://kck.st/1SsyWY1

Of course, in addition to the possibility of winning the ipad, there are also loads of cool rewards available for backers from £3 upwards. If we can get to £2500 then we will be able to expand the programme and keep ticket prices as low as possible.

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Festival 2015 Update: Evil Dead 2 screening in the woods

As promised we’ve got an especially spooky screening lined up for Friday 13th November during the LUC festival. Our elite division of out door logistics experts in association with Playing The Field will be showing Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead 2 in the heart of the Foundry Woods in Leamington Spa.

If you’d like to get a festival pass for entry to this unique screening as well as the other seven days of the festival you can grab one for the special price of £35 via our kickstarter campaign.

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60 SECONDS MAX winner announced

Our elite judging panel have emerged from the adjudication room airlock and announced that the marvellous Blue Moon Cafe by Fin Mcmorran has been chosen as the winner of the first LUC 60 SECONDS MAX competition.

The winner and all the shortlisted entries will all be screened during the Leamington Underground Cinema Festival in November 2015.