Festival kicks off Saturday with Zero Effect, Unlock Sherlock & Desert Island Films

LUC commences our biggest festival so far with two great events on Saturday 7th November at North Hall.

At 4.30 the festival kicks off with a screening of the brilliant, cult detective movie Zero Effect starring Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller. The film will be preceded by Unlock Sherlock, an exploration of the history of Sherlock Holmes on film with our panel led by Nic Pillai and featuring Mike McCahill.

Tickets are a bargain £5 either on the door or in advance from wegottickets.com

Desert island films POSTER 1000PXLater at 8pm we have an exciting new event, Desert Island Films. Our panel of critics, bloggers and academics will discuss and defend their choice of essential viewing. Films as diverse as Magnolia, Dracula 200 and Showgirls will all be getting the treatment in what promises to be an informative and entertaining evening.

Tickets for Desert Island Films are also a suspiciously reasonable five quid and will be available on the door, or to be sure of your seat grab them in advance from wegottickets.

North Hall is located in Spencer Yard, we will have LUC staff lurking around the place to point you in the right direction, but here is a quick map to help you find your way (or open on Google maps).

north hall map

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LUC Festival opens with ZERO EFFECT & ‘Unlock Sherlock’

The third Leamington Underground Cinema Festival opens on Saturday 7th November with a screening of cult detective mystery Zero Effect. Bill tumblr_mq08is5IT61qd3nk9o1_1280Pullman stars as the enigmatic and brilliant Darryl Zero, the world’s greatest and most secretive detective, who is investigating a particularly complicated case of blackmail and murder.

Before the the film we have a special treat in the form of ‘Unlock Sherlock’ a talk and panel discussion of the history of the great detective in film. Speakers will include Nic Pillai and Mike McCahill amongst others.

The programme will also include some short films selected in competition for the LUC Short Film Prize 2015.

This event is taking place at North Hall, Spencer Yard and tickets are just £5. Doors will open at 4pm and activities will commence at 4.30 pm.

UNDERCLASS Issue 1 Out Now!

IMG_0003The debut issue of Leamington Underground Cinema’s new quarterly periodical has arrived. UNDERCLASS Issue 1 is available right now from this very web site in both printed and digital versions.

This first edition features articles on eight films (including Dust Devil, The Brave, Putney Swope and Zero Effect) plus exclusive, original Christine Cuddihy artwork and a variety of interactive distractions for your entertainment. We are already hard at work on issue 2 which will be available in June 2015.

IMG_0002All those who backed our Kickstarter campaign will be receiving their copy in the post in the next few days, or if you are really lucky, will get a personal delivery from one of our elite courier staff.

You can be one of the very first to pick up your copy at our Film Bingo event tonight at the Cask & Bottle tonight, for the special price of just 3 quid.

IMG_0006Alternatively you can purchase UNDERCLASS Issue 1 using the links below, currently we are only doing postage to the UK, but international LUC fans can still get the digital version pinged to them via the internet in wipe-clean PDF format.

Buy an A5 printed copy for £4 (inc. postage to the UK)

Buy the digital pdf version for just £1.25