Little Stabs at Happiness

Date: 15 January 2016 | Season: Little Stabs at Happiness

Friday 15 January 2016, at 8pm
London Short Film Festival at the ICA Theatre

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
Thom Andersen, Olivia’s Place, 1966, 16mm, 6 min
Lewis Klahr, Pony Glass, 1998, 16mm, 15 min
Laida Lertxundi, My Tears Are Dry, 2009, 16mm, 4 min

9.30pm: Feature Film
Ben Maddow, Sydney Meyers & Joseph Strick, The Savage Eye, 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.