This weekend, LUC screens The Room, a legendary piece of cinema that has been described as ‘Completely Bonkers’, ‘A Cult Phenomenon’ and perhaps most tellingly ‘The funniest film ever made, but probably not on purpose’.
There really isn’t anything else like The Room, the vision of a singular director, writer and star Tommy Wiseau – a mysterious figure both on-screen and off. To say this is a bad film is a bit like saying that Harold Shipman was a bad doctor – it might be technically correct, but it is understating the matter to a spectacular degree.
After watching the disturbingly erotic opening 15 minutes (probably through your fingers) The Room provides an unironic cavalcade of bizarrely pointless plotting, nonsensical dialogue and very, very small games of American Football.
Centred around a tortured love triangle involving rose-obsessed bum-displayer Johnny, his bored sociopath girlfriend Lisa and his over-declared best friend Mark, The Room fails in every conceivable manner and as a result is one of the most entertaining film going experiences around.
This is a film to shout at, laugh at, converse with and to throw plastic spoons at, but as Tommy Wiseau himself says: “You can laugh, you can cry, you can express yourself, but please don’t hurt each other.”
Our screening of the room is preceded by the return of LUC Film Bingo, spot the films, tick them off on your bingo card and win some cool prizes including tickets to our forthcoming screenings at Leam Boat Centre and Foundry Wood!
Doors 7.30pm // Bingo 7.45pm // Film 8.30pm // Tickets are £8 which includes one free game of film bingo other games are £1 per bingo card. Tickets are on sale now from wegottickets.
This screening is at North Hall, Leamington Spa, which is the same building as Heartbreak productions, click here for a google map, or check the high res directions below…