Prepare yourself for THE ROOM on 23rd September

The room 1000pxBefore the LUC Festival 2014 kicks off on the 7th October, we’ve got a couple of cool events to help you warm up. On Thursday 25th, Film Bingo is back at The Cask & Bottle, bringing you the chance to win £50 for being good at spotting films. Prior to this, on Tuesday 23rd September for one night only at The Zephyr Lounge, The Masochist Film Club presents THE ROOM.

A cult phenomenon of piss-poor film-making, The Room is so irretrievably strange and inept in every possible way that it has become an essential viewing experience.

Regularly playing to packed out midnight screenings of plastic spoon flinging enthusiasts, this movie is the work of Tommy Wiseau – a writer/director/actor with a singular vision and an even more singular accent. The plot revolves around a supposedly dramatic love triangle – but that takes a back seat to scene after inexplicable scene of terrible acting, bizarrely confined sporting activities and watch-it-through-your-fingers smooth love action. Oh yes.

Tickets for the screening of this truly amazing film are just £4 and can be purchased in advance online or on the night. Doors open at 8pm – it could be busy so get down early to avoid missing out!


Miami Connection – 19th August

Displaying a devil-may-care attitude towards your cinematic well-being, Leamington Spa’s Masochist Film Club returns to the Zephyr Lounge on Tuesday 19th August for a screening of the jaw-dropping Miami Connection.

Featuring black belt wielding rock bands, evil ninjas, hilarious blood-spurting and gratuitous hairstyles, this film has it all. Check out the trailer below, and make sure the sound is up loud, you don’t want to miss this soundtrack.

Prime position sofa seats are available for £5, with standard seats coming in at only £3 (or £2.50 in advance). Be aware that numbers are limited, so grab your tickets in advance at:

Doors 8pm – Cinematic entertainment commences at 8.30pm.

MC Poster

More Masochist Film Club Coming Soon

IMG_6421.JPGAfter a fantastic first outing for The Masochist Film Club at the Zephyr Lounge on tuesday night, we are delighted to announce that there will be another chance to bathe in the glorious failure of amazingly inept film making in August.

The feature in question will be revealed on the MFC Facebook page on Friday 25th July at Midday. Advance tickets will be on sale next week – we will try to make more seating options available – but get in early if you want the limited prime position luxury sofa action.



LUCFEST JERKBEAST COMPLETE 1000pxThe atmosphere in the LUC bunker is electric (as well as quite murky) following two opening nights that exceeded even the blindly optimistic fools in the PR department’s expectations. Thanks to LAMP and Altoria for hosting two standing-room-only nights of cool and original cinematic entertainment. If you haven’t come across it already, check out the blog of Benn Veasey, who is heroically reviewing as much of the festival as may be humanly possible.

Tonight, LUC in conjunction with the Zephyr Lounge present a programme of some fantastically dark, edgy and comedic Underground short films followed by an exclusive screening of the most punk rock movie ever made (or that is ever likely to be made), Jerkbeast.

This is the story of the worst band in history, featuring the most fucked-up people in the world. That may sound like an exaggeration, but really it isn’t – experience it yourself this evening in the comfort of luxury sofa seating (if you get down early enough).

Best of all – THIS EVENT IS FREE ENTRY! – that’s a lot of entertainment for no pounds, even in this economy.

Tonights shorts programme will begin at 7.30 and contains some ace films so come down early and have a few beers before it all, quite literally, kicks off. We will be selling exclusive LUC Posters at bargain prices and tickets for this weekends events.



Festival Spotlight No.3: Jerkbeast

LUCFEST JERKBEAST COMPLETE 1000pxLovers of fine music, subtle acting and profound storytelling.

You are all advised to stay away.

But if you fancy seeing the worst band in the world featuring the most fucked up people in the world take centre stage in the most punk rock film ever made then you are most definitely in luck.

For one night only, the profane, filthy, legendary Jerkbeast will be playing at Leamington Spa’s very own profane, filthy, legendary Zephyr Lounge as part of the LUC Festival. If a picture paints a thousand words, then this trailer probably represents at least a million – all of them filthy:

Backing up this grimy masterpiece will be a cunning selection of underground shorts to get you in the mood for the noisy, sorry tale of Steaming Wolf Penis and their especially demonic drummer. Check the full film programme for all the details.


For Facebook types there is an event page below, please invite anyone you think should come along, especially the easily offended.

LUC Festival: Jerkbeast Event Page

LUC Festival Timetable Poster

Here is the first in a new wave of posters and images that will be coming your way to promote the bum-squeekingly imminent LUC Festival. The chin scratchers in the graphics department promise that they will get a bit more exciting.  If you’d like to download and print one out, or even print a load out and plaster them on nearby walls click on the image for a big version.


LUC Festival Update: Lots of news

I have been somewhat remiss in providing regular updates recently, this is mostly to do with the fantastic response to the LUC Short Film Prize. Thus far, the top secret LUC evaluation panel have watched about 130 entries (with more arriving all the time) – now we are starting to select the films that will be shown during the week. The aim is to screen between 100 and 150 shorts throughout the festival – with fifteen finalists to be shown at our exclusive gala LUC night on Sunday 29th September. The deadline is still over two months away on the 2nd August, so plenty of time to finish off that ground-breaking hybrid western/sci-fi you’ve been working on.

In terms of the programme for the week, the overall shape is coming together nicely. The plan is for the main list of events to be announced at the end of June and then for tickets to go on sale in July, but here are some new additions (please note these are all subject to final confirmation):

  • LUC will be taking over (in what may be a needlessly violent fashion) the weekly quiz at The Clarendon on Wednesday 25th September for a special film themed edition.
  • The properly astounding The Secret Society Of Fine Arts will be screening at LAMP on Monday 23rd supported by some hand-picked submissions to the LUC film prize.
  • There will be a completely free screening of LUC Short Film Prize entries at Altoria Bar on Tuesday 24th, followed by a soon-to-be-announced special musical event.
  • A free animation event with Don Hertfeldt’s amazing It’s Such A Beautiful Day topping the bill on Saturday 28th September.
  • A screening of what has been described as “the most punk rock film of all time” at Zephyr Lounge on Thursday 26th – trust me, it is.

LUC is beavering away on all sorts of other exclusive feature screening and potential events, so keep an eye on the blog for more advance info in the next few weeks. Hopefully will have another very exciting screening to announce next week.