Union Films: What’s Coming Up This Week (27/10/2014 – 02/11/2014)


So, mankind has been overrun with apes and machines in Transformers: Age of Extinction and both Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  We’ve also shown Inception as part of our Throwback Thursdays, and our classic Phoenix film of Ilo Ilo.

I think it’s time now for us to enjoy a treat (or trick) with this week’s line-up of anarchy, comedy and enough horrors to last us yet another year.  Don’t forget to tune into our very own Surge Radio on Monday at 7 for more information on our line-up, along with great music, fabulous hosts and awesome competitions to win FREE films at your student cinema!

The Purge: Anarchy, Tuesday 28th at 7pm

To start the week, we have James DeMonaco’s sequel, The Purge: Anarchy.  This film follows a young couple who attempt to survive on the streets after their car runs out of gas as the annual purge commences; a 12-hour period where all crime is legal.

This horror-thriller follows on from 2013’s The Purge, as the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country’s yearly 12 hours of anarchy.


The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Wednesday 29th at 7.30pm

In association with the Phoenix film society, we are proud to show the comedy-drama The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.  Based on Jonas Jonasson’s best-selling novel, Allan Karlsson is on the loose once again in yet another unexpected journey.

Once escaping an old people’s home on his own centenary birthday party, Allan follows a trail of unintentional destruction through which the haphazard cataclysms of his past are refracted.

Halloween All-Nighter, Saturday 1st Nov at 8pm

Prepare to have nightmares for the rest of the year with this year’s terrifying Halloween All-Nighter this weekend, starting from 8pm up until the early hours of Sunday morning.  On Screen 1 we’ll be showing Rec, Insidious, Excision, The Possession of Michael King, Orphan and Ring.

For those a bit squeamish about horror, we’ll also be showing Black Sheep, Dead Snow, Dog House, Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil, Ghostbusters and Shaun of the Dead on Screen 2.  The SUSU Café will be serving food during the intervals, along with themed cocktails from the bar.  At just £5 you can purchase this year’s exclusive T-shirt, and tickets are just £14 (or £10 with a Premiere Pass) for all 12 films, available at www.unionfilms.org/boxoffice.  Don’t forget to join our event at www.facebook.com/unionfilms/events.  Will you survive the night?

3 Days To Kill, Sunday 2nd Nov at 5pm

If you manage to survive the horrors of Saturday, why not come again and see 3 Days To Kill?  This action-thriller centres around a dangerous international spy as he tries to give up his high stakes life to be closer to his estranged wife and daughter.

Kevin Costner must now juggle his two toughest assignments: hunt down the world’s most ruthless terrorist, and take care of his teenage daughter whilst Mom is out of town.  Will this end well?


Lucy, Sunday 2nd Nov at 8pm

Finishing this roller-coaster of a week, we have Lucy, an action-filled sci-fi starring Scarlett Johansson as the superhuman with access to 100% of her brain.  Lucy gets accidentally caught up in a dark deal and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Based on the myth that humans only use 10% of their brains, Luc Besson brings to life the deeper fears of the universe and our dispensable role within it.


Don’t forget, you can buy tickets for all these screenings and the rest of the Autumn season from our lovely people at the SUSU Box Office or online at www.unionfilms.org/boxoffice.  For more information, feel free to visit the Union Films website at www.unionfilms.org, or find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/unionfilms) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/unionfilms).


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