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SPECIAL EVENT: Little Stabs at Happiness

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20:00 Fri 15 Jan 2016

ICA ICA Theatre

The legendary ICA club night returns with quiet music, films, loud music & dancing. Includes a rare screening of The Savage Eye.

A revival of **Little Stabs at Happiness**, the legendary music and film
club presented by **Mark Webber** at the ICA from 1997 to 2000. Early
evening experimental films and contemporary music will be followed
by a rare screening of ***The Savage Eye***, all shown on 16mm film, just
the way it should be. When the credits roll, the volume rises, as
original Little Stabs DJs and special guests spin disco anthems, new
wave big beats and smash hits of yesteryear.  

8pm: Quiet Music & Underground Movies

— Olivia’s Place, Thom Andersen, 1966, 16mm, 6 min

— Pony Glass, Lewis Klahr, 1998, 16mm, 15 min

— My Tears Are Dry, Laida Lertxundi, 2009, 16mm, 4 min  

9.30pm: Feature Film  

— The Savage Eye, Ben Maddow, Sydney Meyers & Joseph Strick,
1960, 68 min  

A single woman tours the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, searching
for hope but seeing only despair.   

11pm: Music & Dancing  

— Real songs with a beat you can dance to.   

1am: Close


The Mall, St James's
020 7930 3647
Full £13-4 / Concessions £11-2 / Blue Members £7-8


Please find all access information here, or drop a line to Helen MacKenzie at for more information or special requests.