This month, Stella Artois is supporting the UK red carpet premiere of Sightseers, a pitch black comedy which documents one couple’s tempestuous journey across the British Isles in their beloved Abbey Oxford caravan.
The night which will see the country’s number one premium lager brand* partner with STUDIOCANAL and Picturehouse Cinemas, also includes an exclusive pre-drinks reception for all guests. Stella
Artois’ support for the film is part of an established heritage which celebrates the art of film making. The screening is the fourth instalment of a series of events supported by the Stella Artois bursary scheme, which has been set up to support stand-out film events in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas.
The exclusive premiere will take place at the London Transport Museum on Monday 26th and movie enthusiasts can enter the competition via the Stella Artois UK Facebook page – the online home of the Stella Artois Cannes Cinema Club, a unique online hub bringing to life great moments in film. To be in with a chance of winning, fans can click on a dedicated tab at the top of the Stella Artois UK Facebook page that will direct them to a short entry form and multiple choice questions. They will then be entered into a prize draw that will be live from Friday 16th November and run until midday on Tuesday 20th November. The winners will be drawn and notified by Friday 23rd November.
Produced by the brilliant Edgar Wright and written by its cast, ‘Sightseers’ is the third film from award-winning director Ben Wheatley, which follows Chris, played by Steve Oram, as he takes to the road to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world from the Ribblehead Viaduct to the Kewsick Pencil Museum and beyond. As events begin to conspire against the couple, and litterbugs, noisy teenagers and Tina’s meddling mother begin take their toll, it’s not long before their dream begins to crumble, sending Chris and those who dare to cross him into a whirlwind of doom.
The Stella Artois bursary scheme kicked off with a UK preview of Bart Layton’s highly anticipated real-life thriller ‘The Imposter’, and was followed by an exclusive screening 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 latest preview took place in September, with futuristic action thriller ‘Looper’, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.
“As menacing as it is witty, ‘The Sightseers’ is a black comedy set to keep viewers thoroughly amused throughout”
said Phil Pick, Marketing Manager for Stella Artois Western Europe.
“With this film it’s great to have the opportunity to show our continued support of great film and film makers showcasing rich talent which may otherwise have gone unnoticed.”
If you haven’t seen Sightseers trailer, check it out now!