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The IOL cinema operates weekly from Mondays to Sundays. Find out more about our programme of upcoming films here.

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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
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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…

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