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Image: Advertising the release of Herostratus at the ICA

Club Deluxe: 40 Years of ICA Cinema

29 Nov 200831 Aug 2009

When the ICA Cinema opened on The Mall in 1968 it operated as a film club for ICA Members only, before becoming a cinema open to the public, showing films outside the mainstream. As a special anniversary present to our audience, Club Deluxe offers a fine selection of weekend matinees and double bills, looking back at the films that made their mark in the ICA cinema programme over the past four decades. From artfully deranged classics to seminal gangster flicks and surrealist fairy tales, these uncompromising celluloid treats by some of the world’s greatest directors were all first seen and celebrated in the UK in the ICA's cinemas.

Club Deluxe is curated by Pamela Jahn.

  • Still: Herostratus

    Herostratus

    29 Nov 200820 Dec 2008

    The first film to be screened at the new ICA cinemas in May 1968, starring Helen Mirren in her screen debut.

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  • Still: Chungking Express

    Chungking Express + Violent Cop

    30 Nov 2008

    A fantastic double bill: Wong Kar-Wai's dreamy 1995 cult classic and Takeshi Kitano's astonishing, violent debut feature.

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  • Still: No Place To Go

    No Place To Go + The Hours and Times

    6 Dec 2008

    Double bill: the last days of Hanna Flanders in the new, unified Germany, plus a tale of Beatle seduction.

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  • Still: Weekend

    Weekend + Sympathy for the Devil

    7 Dec 2008

    A revolutionary Godard double bill: the ever-startling Weekend and the censor-bothering Sympathy for the Devil.

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  • Still: Donkey Skin

    Donkey Skin + Alice

    13 Dec 2008

    Double bill: Jacques Demy's dark mythical fantasy from 1970, starring Catherine Deneuve, and Jan Švankmajer's take on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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  • Still: Irma Vep

    Akira + Irma Vep

    14 Dec 2008

    Double bill: Ôtomo's Tokyo epic and Olivier Assayas's Hong Kong fantasy with the marvellous Maggie Cheung slipping into a French silent-film role.

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  • Still: Suburbia

    The Punk Rock Movie + Suburbia

    20 Dec 2008

    Don Letts's super super-8 document of the Roxy Club in 1976, playing in a particularly, spectacularly punk double bill with Penelope Spheeris's portrait of the LA punk scene.

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  • Still: Akira

    Akira

    21 Dec 2008

    Ôtomo's gorgeous adaptation of his massive comic epic provides an rip-roaring ride through 2019 post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo.

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  • Still: The Trip

    The Trip + Candy

    21 Dec 2008

    Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Heath Ledger in a cautionary-but-not-that-cautionary, drug-fuelled double bill.

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  • Still: Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    27 Dec 2008

    Wong Kar-Wai's dazzling film made Quentin Tarantino cry because he loved it so much.

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  • Still: The Man Without A Past

    The Man Without a Past + Total Balalaika Show

    27 Dec 2008

    An delirious tale of identity and confusion, sadness and silliness, screening with the director Kaurismäki's film of the Leningrad Cowboys in concert.

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  • Still: Alice

    Alice

    28 Dec 2008

    Švankmajer's take on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland mixes animation with live action to create a universe in which machines, toys and puppets come to life.

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  • Still: Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner

    Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner

    28 Dec 200830 Dec 2008

    Zacharias Kunuk's extraordinary Inuit epic set in the Artic at the dawn of the first millennium.

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  • Still: Violent Cop

    Violent Cop

    29 Dec 2008

    Kitano's dazzling debut feature does what it says on the tin.

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  • Still: Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner

    Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner

    22 Aug 200931 Aug 2009

    Zacharias Kunuk's extraordinary Inuit epic set in the Artic at the dawn of the first millennium.

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