Little Stabs at Happiness

Date: 24 May 2012 | Season: Little Stabs at Happiness

Thursday 24 May 2012, at 8pm
London ICA Theatre

A revival of Little Stabs at Happiness, the 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 Roberto Rossellini’s The Machine that Kills Bad People (La Macchina ammazzacattivi). 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 Films
Irm & Ed Sommer, Nitsch, 1969, 16mm, 14 min
Tony & Beverly Conrad, Straight and Narrow, 1970, 16mm, 10 min
Manuel De Landa, Incontinence: A Diarrhetic Flow of Mismatches, 1978, 16mm, 18 min

9.30pm: Feature Film
Roberto Rossellini, The Machine that Kills Bad People (La Macchina ammazzacattivi), 1952, 16mm, 83 min
In Rossellini’s satirical comedy, a photographer uses a magic camera to avenge corruption and greed. 

11pm: Music & Dancing
Real songs with a beat you can dance to. 

1am: Close