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


LUC Festival 2015 Tickets On Sale Now

MAIN LUC FESTIVAL 2015 POSTER 2000pxThe first wave of event tickets for this year’s festival have been unleashed onto the internet – four events are available right now with more to come later in the week. You can also still purchase a festival pass (which gets you in to absolutely everything) for the early bird price of £35 before the end of September.

The events on sale now are listed below please click the link in each case to grab your tickets via weggottickets:

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS plus live music at The Drawing Board on Tuesday10th November


WORLD OF TOMORROW/SOUTHLAND TALES at The Spa Centre cinema on Wednesday 11th November


EVIL DEAD 2 special outdoor screening at The Foundry Wood on Friday 13th November


WILDLIKE at The Spa Centre Cinema on Saturday 14th November


In addition to on-line sales, the chin scratchers in th eLUC marketing dept will be setting up a touring pop-up ticket shop which will be appearing around the place over the next 6 weeks, details coming this weekend

Festival Kickstarter – 12 Days Left

The campaign to raise funds for this year’s LUC Festival stands just short of £1000 at the time of writing – with 12 days left to hit our target of £2500. Huge thanks to all of our heroic backers and sponsors so far.

Our Department of Fundraising & Bribery has authorised the addition of some new rewards to stimulate further engagement. Firstly for a pledge of just £5 you can get a digital copy of our UNDERCLASS magazine, plus a limited edition postcard of our festival artwork signed by the artist.

We’ve also added the chance to become a festival backer, with all the existing perks you would expect, plus an advance ticket for our epic World Of Tomorrow/Southland Tales screening on Wednesday 11th November – all for just £13.

So if you’d like to help us with our crusade to bring a load of cool events to Leamington Spa this November, then please visit the kickstarter page to back the project and spread the word as widely and wildly as you can. If you are an organisation/business that are interested in sponsoring the festival but would like to know more first, please drop us a line on lucfestival@gmail.com.

Kick starter

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.

UNDERCLASS Issue Two Arrives

UNDERCLASS ISSUE 2 Cover smallThanks to either:

1) A rip in the space time continuum found in the depths of the R&D wing.


2) Poor time management and technical deficiencies in the editorial department.

We are delighted to announce the emergence of the June issue of UNDERCLASS (the periodical journal of LUC) now at the end of July.

This marvellous second issue includes another eight articles on brilliant, but less well known films alongside more exclusive original art from Christine Cuddihy. Also on board are a load of other bits and pieces, including a board game, a made up film trivia top ten of abandoned sequels and the chance to colour in Warren Beatty.

The films to check out (and then view and analyse in your personal screening log book) in this issue are:

The Brothers Bloom

The Way of the Gun

The Magic Christian


Southland Tales

The Yellow Sea

Whoops Apocalypse

Sleepless Night

You can pick up your copy of this historical issue on the internet via Etsy for just £3 – or grab one at any forthcoming LUC event or during POP QUIZ HOT SHOT at the drawing board every other Sunday.