Why should you want tickets to an early Stella Artois screening of Looper? Well there are many reasons - but the two that spring to mind foremost are that Looper is a wildly entertaining film and the best sci-fi film I have seen this year. My review or rather some thoughts of Looper can be found here! And if you are a sci-fi fan I think you’ll love Looper as much as I did and you'll want to see it as soon as possible.
Secondly Stella Artois knows how to throw a screening. I went along to the Stella Artois Premiere for LCD Soundsystem’s Shut Up and Play the Hits and had an unforgettable evening, you can expect a write up soon but in the meantime you can see some photos from the evening over here. If the Hackney Picturehouse rigs up the same sound system as before - you are in for a real treat as Looper's sound and visuals explode into your consciousness.
Well it looks like Stella Artois are going to do it all again as they have teamed up with Little White Lies and will be presenting a preview screening of Looper this Thursday 27 September at Hackney Picturehouse before its release on Friday 28 September. And Stella Artois are giving film fans the chance to win tickets to the UK preview of Looper, a futuristic action thriller set in 2044 which follows a time travelling assassin who eliminates targets sent back in time by a criminal organisation. The only rule is that you do not let your target escape – even if that target is you. Stella Artois has partnered with Picturehouse Cinemas and leading film magazine Little White Lies to host this special preview.
I have seen Looper and loved it and if you like science fiction and decent films I think you’ll love it too. I should mention this does come with a caveat though, as I say in my review of Looper avoid all media about it, if you haven’t this little gem may hold fewer surprises than it should for you. Also I have seen things written about Looper like “Looper is this year's Matrix “Sci-Fi as cool as Drive” and “Looper is the greatest science Fiction of this decade [or similar]” – and Looper may well be all those things but much of my enjoyment of the film came from not expecting much and then been blown away by Rian Johnson's Looper in slow motion (for added effect), but I think as good as early buzz is for a film it also sets unrealistic expectations – go in expecting nothing and you will be rewarded with a great performances supporting a ingenious tale of two men going toe to toe.
|Image: Looper Joseph Gordon-Levitt faces his future|
The rules are put to the test when Joe is called upon to “close his loop” and assassinate his future self (Bruce Willis). In failing to pull the trigger, so begins a desperate race against the clock as Joe begins to unravel his own future and older Joe’s past.
The preview screening will be the third instalment in a series of stand-out film events hosted by Stella Artois this year, in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas. The scheme kicked off with a UK preview of Bart Layton’s highly anticipated real-life thriller ‘The Imposter’, which received rave reviews at Sundance, SXSW and SilverDocs Film Festivals as well as winning the Grand Jury Award at Miami International Film Festival. The second instalment featured exclusive screenings of ‘Shut Up and Play the Hits’, a film that follows LCD Soundsystem’s frontman, James Murphy, through his final showdown gig at Madison Square Gardens. The film has already received positive reviews with Total Film giving it a five-star (outstanding) review.
As with their previous screenings Stella Artois are trying to make it as easy as possible for anyone over 18 to see Looper and you can either win a pair of tickets from The Establishing Shot or head over to the Stella Artois UK Facebook page to apply for tickets details below:
|Image: Looper Bruce Willis as Older Joe doing what he does best|
|Image: Looper Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joe|
Win a pair of tickets to the Stella Artois preview of Looper option 1*:
1.Send us an email at imaweiner(at)theestablishingshot(dot)com appropriately replacing (at) and (dot).
2. With the subject line “Looper Preview”
3. Tell us - Where does Joe from the future face off with Joe from the past?
- Nicolas Cage's backyard
- The Hackney Picturehouse Bar
- A Diner
4. Your name
5. Your mobile number
5. Confirmation that you are over 18 (because you have to be over 18 to enter this competition, unless you are from the future - but let as know so we can discuss)
We will run this competition till
Win tickets to the Stella Artois Looper preview option 2:
Film fans can enter the competition via the Stella Artois UK Facebook page – the online home of the Stella Artois Cannes Cinema Club, a unique club bringing to life great moments in film with exclusive experiences for film lovers everywhere. To be in with a chance of winning, fans can click on the dedicated Stella Artois Competitions tab at the top of the Stella Artois UK Facebook page that will direct them to a short entry form and multiple choice question.
They will then be entered into a prize draw that will be live from Thursday 20th September and run until 9am on Monday 24th September. The winners will be drawn and notified on Monday 24th September.
“Looper is a sci-fi action thriller set to keep viewers on the edge of their seats” said James Watson, Marketing Director, Stella Artois Western Europe. “Delivering exclusive film events to our fans and celebrating thrilling cinema together is, and always has been, a priority for Stella Artois. Our film bursary scheme lets us do just that, allowing us to create and share in unique and memorable film moments with cinema-lovers nationwide.”
*Standard competition rules and common sense apply. UK Winners names & details will be will be chosen randomly (by randomly I mean fed into my new Super Computer a Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer which will profile your names and select people that would enjoy the film, then print a list of names out which will placed on a dartboard and darts (or other objects in easy reach will be used to target the winners)
You should be aware that your details will be handed over to Stella Artois and their agencies and they may wish to add you to their marketing lists. Their full terms & Conditions for entry can be found at the bottom of the page here: https://www.facebook.com/stellaartoisuk/app_298241543585452
Looper is coming to UK cinemas on 28 September
In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.
Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt
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