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Third Tuesdays at IOL: Lady Macbeth

When: Tuesday 16 May, 7pm

What: Screening and presentation

How Much: £12

This Month: Lady Macbeth - Production

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IOL Cinema: Youth Interrupted

We present a new cinema season at IOL to usher in the summer and all the events to come- be it sunshine, politics or…

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Next at Film School….

Date: Tuesday 9 May

Time: 7.15pm

Tickets: £12

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Screenings for Old and Young

From Monday 03 April 2017 we begin our programme of early week screenings for those that are both young and old at heart. Mornings…

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Third Tuesdays at IOL: Victoria

When: Third Tuesday of the month

What: Film and Discussion

How Much: £18 full price, £14 concs

This Month: Victoria - Cinematography

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The Bluestocking Club present: Literary Friction, Live!

The Bluestocking Club: Literary Friction

Date: Wednesday 5 April

Tickets: £10 advance, £12 on the door

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Being Human

Coming up this season at the Institute of Light, after exploring where we are in the world- Europa, to Americana and ultimately Dysfunction, we try…

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Nightspot Cinema presents: Dig!

Date: Friday 3 March

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets: £10

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Climates of Fiction: Cinemas from the Capitalocene

Date: 6-10 March

Tickets: £12

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Loving

That the couple at the centre of a fight against the state to defend their right to marry should be surnamed ‘Loving’ seems almost…

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Film School: Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Date: 21 February 2017

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £12

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Tiptoe through Tinseltown

Following his widely lauded Whiplash, Chazelle has shown himself to be a stylish- but not too showy- filmmaker, who knows where to put the…

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Nightspot Cinema Valentine’s Special

Nightspot Cinema: Love and Mercy

Date: 14 February

Time: From 6pm

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Art Refuge UK: Bringing Tibet Home

Date: Monday 30 January

Time: 7pm

Tickets: £12 on the door, or email naomicpress@gmail.com to reserve

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Nightspot Cinema x IOL: Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck

Date: Wednesday 25 January

Time : 7pm

Tickets: £10

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Family Values

Across film, literature, theatre, even art and music, the dysfunctional family is a rich resource for cultural production. Whether it’s an angry young rock…

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Night Spot & Trainspotting

Date: 17/01/2017

Time: 7pm

Tickets: £10

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January Preview

Coming up next month at the Institute of Light… Spike Lee takes an incendiary, rage-movie-musical look at gang violence in Chicago in CHI-RAQ; Tom…

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Coming Soon…

As the cinema takes a break for Christmas, we look forward to next season at the Institute of Light. Alongside a crop of recent…

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IOL NYE Party

Date: 31/12/2016

Time: Dinner & Dance from 7pm. Party Only from 10pm - 3am

Entry: Dinner & Dance - £40 / Party Only - £5

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IOL Chill Xmas Party

IOL & Get a Life invite you to The CHILL XMAS PARTY, Saturday 17 December at The Institute of Light. From 7pm to 3am,…

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Amy Adams’ Eyes

Amy Adams may be confronted with an actor’s nightmare come awards season: going head to head with yourself. With standout performances in two of…

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CHRISTMAS AT IOL

The Institute of Light is available for your special Christmas event, whether it’s a 2-person intimate meal or a 200 plus dinner and dance…

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If It Bleeds It Leads

On July 15th, 1974, Christine Chubbuck, a young news anchor in Sarasota, Florida, delivered her broadcast- then pulled out a gun and shot herself…

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Do the Right Thing
Block Party

On Friday 28 October, IOL invites you to ‘Do The Right Thing’ to celebrate the re-release of Spike Lee’s seminal film for the BFI’s Black Star…

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Strangelove

USA Election Night Party TUE 8 NOV 8.00PM – 3.00 AM FREE ENTRY   In eternally optimistic anticipation, IOL invites you to an Election…

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Cold War Cinema

The Cold War, a battle without military conflict, was to some degree fought out in the fields of culture; a war of two opposing…

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Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water has the look and feel of an old-school Western: broad, Texas landscapes, an old ranger close to retirement, and a…

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Americana

Following the dramatic events of the summer we looked at some of the stalwarts of European Cinema; now, as things hot up to a…

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Bowie on Film

In January 2016 there was a moment of collective mourning at the death of cultural icon David Bowie. Bowie’s passing, all his glamour and…

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Things to Come

The midlife crisis is a subject not unfamiliar to cinema- but it is a rare film that focuses on an older woman’s intellectual and…

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Julieta

Pedro Almodovar’s widely lauded latest feature Julieta comes to The Institute of Light from today, Friday 16 September. A film that looks at loss,…

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Headspace

Space: the final frontier. The vastness of space has captivated filmmakers since Georges Méliès’ 1902 silent science-fiction film Voyage dans La Lune, and in…

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Through a Child’s Eyes

Before Guillermo del Toro took a child’s-eye view of the Spanish Civil War, Victor Erice made Spirit of the Beehive, an allegory of the…

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Dream Girl?

The Manic Pixie Dream Girl has been a staple of 2000s indie-romcom-quirky cinema, but before Zooey Deschanel and her big-eyed charm hit the screens,…

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High Society

Our new cinema season begins next week, opening with a screening in collaboration with our resident bookstore, Pages of Hackney:  London Overground, introduced by…

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Europa

As we come round to September once again, The Institute of Light offers a celebration of European food, culture and cinema. A new cinema…

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BBE 20 Year Anniversary Weekender

Date: 26 - 28th August

Time: 11am - 11pm

Entry: FREE!

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Cutting up the Cut-Ups

“Cut-ups are for everyone. Anybody can make cut-ups. It is experimental in the sense of being something to do. Right here write now. Not…

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EAT MY SHORTS

Dates: Fridays 12 & 19 August 2016

Times: 7.00 - 11.00pm

Entry: Free entry

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Featured Publisher

Hoxton Mini Press

In the three years since Hoxton Mini Press published their first collectible art book, 50 People of East London, they have grown to become…

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Olympic Opening Party

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Featured Publisher

Strange Attractor Press

Our first featured publisher, London-based Strange Attractor Press, have been ‘celebrating unpopular culture’ for over 10 years. Always operating at the very fringes of music, film, and art,…

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Finding Foxcatcher

When I first saw Foxcatcher, I was pretty sure the cinema itself was going to turn me off the movie. The screen was too…

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Gods and Boys

City of God portrays a world in which human life is worth nothing, where gangs clash over territory and trade, and anyone can find themselves…

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Listen • The story of BBE our record shop

Barely Breaking Even just about sums it all up. Of course, for those in the know, it also happens to be the name of…

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Turn on tune in drop out

It was last Friday when it happened… Jo and I were ankle-deep in sawdust as the final touches were being made to the Cinema…

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Pages of Hackney

Pages of Hackney started life as an independent bookshop on the Lower Clapton Road. Opened by Hackney resident, Eleanor Lowenthal, in 2008 it stocks…

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Building The Institute of Light

For weeks and weeks IOL has been swarmed with builders. The constant humming of power tools, the air thick with saw dust and the…

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