Today

6:45 pm
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SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE PRESENTS: THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR [1999] 15

Computer scientist Douglas Hall (Craig Bierko) has helped create a ground-breaking virtual world, modelled on 1930s Los Angeles. But when his mentor Hannon Fuller…

SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE PRESENTS: THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR [1999] 15

Computer scientist Douglas Hall (Craig Bierko) has helped create a ground-breaking virtual world, modelled on 1930s Los Angeles. But when his mentor Hannon Fuller (Armin Mueller-Stahl), the leader of the project, is murdered, Hall becomes the prime suspect…

“By exploring consciousness and its very nature, and by using the film noir format to do so, The Thirteenth Floor demands respect, and engagement… one of those genre treasures that succeeds as a work of art, and richly rewards repeat viewings”
J. K. Muir

The film will be preceded by a talk from Murray Shanahan, Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London and a Senior Research Scientist at DeepMind, who will consider whether consciousness really can be transferred from one medium (such as the human body) to another (such as a computer).

Science Fiction Theatre is a monthly film club dedicated to classic sci-fi.

Today

4:30 pm
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LOVELESS 15

‘Loveless’ is a staggering work, nominated for Best Foreign Film it explores the themes of loss, love and family with the unflinching gaze we’ve…

LOVELESS 15

‘Loveless’ is a staggering work, nominated for Best Foreign Film it explores the themes of loss, love and family with the unflinching gaze we’ve come to expect from ‘Leviathan’ director Andrey Zvyagintsev…

Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears…

Today

9:30 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/programme/
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PHANTOM THREAD 15

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center…

PHANTOM THREAD 15

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

20/02/2018

4:30 pm
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LOVELESS 15

‘Loveless’ is a staggering work, nominated for Best Foreign Film it explores the themes of loss, love and family with the unflinching gaze we’ve…

LOVELESS 15

‘Loveless’ is a staggering work, nominated for Best Foreign Film it explores the themes of loss, love and family with the unflinching gaze we’ve come to expect from ‘Leviathan’ director Andrey Zvyagintsev…

Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears…

20/02/2018

9:15 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/programme/
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PHANTOM THREAD 15

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center…

PHANTOM THREAD 15

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

21/02/2018

9:00 pm
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LOVELESS 15

‘Loveless’ is a staggering work, nominated for Best Foreign Film it explores the themes of loss, love and family with the unflinching gaze we’ve…

LOVELESS 15

‘Loveless’ is a staggering work, nominated for Best Foreign Film it explores the themes of loss, love and family with the unflinching gaze we’ve come to expect from ‘Leviathan’ director Andrey Zvyagintsev…

Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears…

21/02/2018

6:15 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/programme/
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PHANTOM THREAD 15

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center…

PHANTOM THREAD 15

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

22/02/2018

6:15 pm
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LOVELESS 15

‘Loveless’ is a staggering work, nominated for Best Foreign Film it explores the themes of loss, love and family with the unflinching gaze we’ve…

LOVELESS 15

‘Loveless’ is a staggering work, nominated for Best Foreign Film it explores the themes of loss, love and family with the unflinching gaze we’ve come to expect from ‘Leviathan’ director Andrey Zvyagintsev…

Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears…

22/02/2018

9:00 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/programme/
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PHANTOM THREAD 15

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center…

PHANTOM THREAD 15

Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

23/02/2018

9:00 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/this-month/
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THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America…

THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

23/02/2018

6:20 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/
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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI 15

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a…

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI 15

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.

24/02/2018

9:00 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/this-month/
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THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America…

THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

25/02/2018

8:00 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/whats-on/late-night-early-mornings-the-documentary/
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‘LATE NIGHTS EARLY MORNINGS’ THE DOCUMENTARY 12

Late Nights Early Mornings, also known as “LNEM”, marks the second LP release from London jazz-fusion pianist Niji Adeleye. This documentary takes us through…

‘LATE NIGHTS EARLY MORNINGS’ THE DOCUMENTARY 12

Late Nights Early Mornings, also known as “LNEM”, marks the second LP release from London jazz-fusion pianist Niji Adeleye. This documentary takes us through  his creative process and the life challenges surrounding the creation of this moving album. With performances throughout the documentary taken from his live album launch at Oslo Hackney, this is a screening not to be missed!
7pm – Drinks
8pm – Documentary Screening
9pm – Drinks

25/02/2018

5:30 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/this-month/
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THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America…

THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

26/02/2018

8:00 pm
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THE PEOPLE’S FILM CLUB PRESENTS: ‘LOVE YOU TO DEATH + DISCUSSION’ PG

‘The People’s Film Club Presents: ‘Love You To Death: A Year of Domestic Violence’ + Q&A with acclaimed director Vanessa Engle Join us on…

THE PEOPLE’S FILM CLUB PRESENTS: ‘LOVE YOU TO DEATH + DISCUSSION’ PG

The People’s Film Club Presents: ‘Love You To Death: A Year of Domestic Violence’ + Q&A with acclaimed director Vanessa Engle

Join us on Monday 26th February for our screening of ‘Love You To Death: A Year of Domestic Violence’, a documentary which sheds light on an incredibly important and under-reported issue – the continuing violence experienced by women in the UK. Domestic violence will affect 1 in 4 women in the UK in their lifetime. On average, two women in England and Wales are killed every week by a current or former male partner. The film tells the untold human stories behind these statistics. Following the documentary, we will be joined by acclaimed director Vanessa Engle for a Q+A.

As always, The People’s Film Club is more that just a screening. Join us beforehand for drinks, conversations, and the chance to support local artists. There will be a ‘Notes of Love’ stand (www.instagram.com/mybodybackproject), which will be shared with women who have experienced sexual violence. There will be cards, zines, and art for sale, all going towards helping our chosen charities.

All proceeds from the evening will be split between LAWA and Sistah Space, two charities who work to support survivors of domestic violence in London. LAWA is the only refuge provider in the UK and Europe for Latin American, Black and minority ethnic women and children experiencing, or recovering from, domestic violence. Sistah Space is a service offering specialist support for African heritage women & girls affected by domestic or sexual violence/abuse/FGM.

Doors – 7PM

Screening – 8PM

 

26/02/2018

5:00 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/this-month/
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THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America…

THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

27/02/2018

9:00 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/this-month/
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THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America…

THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

28/02/2018

9:00 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/this-month/
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THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America…

THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

01/03/2018

7:00 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/whats-on/crossisover-charity-film-screening-sven-the-final-year/
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CrossIsOver Charity Film Screening – Sven / The Final Year U

To celebrate the end of the 2017/18 Cyclocross season, join Hub Vélo and Hackney GT for an exclusive screening of Sven Nys: The Final…

CrossIsOver Charity Film Screening – Sven / The Final Year U

To celebrate the end of the 2017/18 Cyclocross season, join Hub Vélo and Hackney GT for an exclusive screening of Sven Nys: The Final Year. A feature-length film focusing on the final season of cyclo-cross legend, Sven Nys.
This is a charity event all ticket sales go towards Ride For Charlie (https://www.rideforcharlie.com/
Sven Nys is a rider who needs no introduction; he is, quite simply, the Eddy Merckx of cyclocross. With two world championship titles, seven World Cup series titles, and over 140 competitive victories, Nys is widely considered one of the greatest cyclocross racers of all time.

The 2015-16 cyclocross season, his last before retirement, is documented with an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look into his training, his racing, his demons, and his relationship with his son, Thibau.

Sven: The Final Year, a film by Jan Vandermotte, is the remarkable story of a living cycling legend at the edge of his prime.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Simply excellent. Great cinematography and a moving story of a cycling legend.” – Martin Shakeshaft

“Highly recommended! Loved it! Such an inspiration…” – Felix Espana

“To anybody who at least carries a spark of passion for cycling inside: This is a MUST-WATCH-MOVIE. Great stuff. Makes you wanna jump on your bike and ride.” – Sebastian Schaeffer

“This is a superb film. Undoubtedly the greatest cyclocross rider of all time. I’ve seen lots of sports documentaries and this is up there. Fantastic.” – Karl Elmore

01/03/2018

9:00 pm
https://www.the-institute-of-light.com/cinema/this-month/
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THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America…

THE SHAPE OF WATER 15

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

05/03/2018

7:15 pm
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SHORT SIGHTED CINEMA PRESENTS: BRITISH SHORTS 18

Join Short Sighted Cinema for a diverse selection of short films exploring the unique facets of ‘Britishness’ through an entertaining and eye-opening look at…

SHORT SIGHTED CINEMA PRESENTS: BRITISH SHORTS 18

Join Short Sighted Cinema for a diverse selection of short films exploring the unique facets of ‘Britishness’ through an entertaining and eye-opening look at our characters, culture and our many, many quirks.

The programme includes:
Dial a Ride – Tom Huntingford & George Cowie
Crack – Peter King
Masterpiece – Runyararo Mapfumo
Bill and Gordon – Sara Archer
Bad News – Alicia MacDonald
Brexit Through the Gift Shop – Adam McNicol
Daddy Cool – Paul Holbrook & Sam Dawe
The Romance Class – Stuart Elliott

The films will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A and industry networking.

Now recognised as a home for British short film, Short Sighted Cinema curate diverse programmes for audiences across the UK. This ranges from film festivals, to community cinemas, live events and cross-arts collaborations.

12/03/2018

7:00 pm
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SUPAKINO PRESENTS: THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU [2004] 15

Waris Ahluwalia is “Vikram Ray, 28, cameraman. Born on the Ganges.” He is this month’s Turban Seen On Screen and joins Wes Anderson’s all-star…

SUPAKINO PRESENTS: THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU [2004] 15

Waris Ahluwalia is “Vikram Ray, 28, cameraman. Born on the Ganges.” He is this month’s Turban Seen On Screen and joins Wes Anderson’s all-star cast including Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon & Seu Jorge.

In this original adventure-comedy, famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew, Team Zissou, hunt down the elusive Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou’s partner during the filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their expedition by a young airline copilot (Owen Wilson), a pregnant journalist (Cate Blanchett), and Zissou’s estranged wife (Anjelica Huston).

“This is one of the most thoroughly and elaborately designed movies I have ever seen” – Peter Bradshaw

During the introduction, singer-songwriter Florence Glen will be performing Seu Jorge’s wonderful arrangements of classic David Bowie songs from the film’s soundtrack.

SUPAKINO presents Turbans Seen On Screen (TSOS): film screenings featuring notable characters wearing turbans.

19/03/2018

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SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE PRESENTS: THE HIDDEN [1987] 15

A series of bizarre, inexplicable robberies and murders have L.A. police detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) totally baffled. And it doesn’t help when mysterious…

SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE PRESENTS: THE HIDDEN [1987] 15

A series of bizarre, inexplicable robberies and murders have L.A. police detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) totally baffled. And it doesn’t help when mysterious FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) tells him that a demonic extraterrestrial creature is invading the bodies of innocent victims – and transforming them into inhuman killers with an unearthly fondness for heavy-metal music, red Ferraris and unspeakable violence…

“Powered by a driving rock score, this is by turns sleek, reckless, and smoothly effective, like a Ferrari with a psycho killer at the wheel”
Time Out

Science Fiction Theatre is a monthly film club dedicated to classic sci-fi.