18 December 2020 – 18 January 2021
A series of film works by artist Rebecca Salvadori, dedicated to electronic music and the communities which ritually congregate around it.
31 December 2020 – 7 January 2021
Dan Sallitt’s powerful and intimate portrait of two young New Yorkers.
Passages: a collection of short features by FoR20 filmmakers
5 – 12 January 2021
Four shorts by directors recently featured at FRAMES of REPRESENTATION: Rosa Barba, Isabel Pagliai, Camilo Restrepo and Ana Vaz.
7 – 14 January 2021
An easygoing cowboy struggles to overcome tragedy in Helvécio Marins Jr’s poignant feature.
12 – 19 January 2021
A fascinating and immersive portrait of post-colonial Cuba from director Hubert Sauper (Darwin’s Nightmare).
What You Gonna Do When the Worldâ€™s on Fire + Q&A
14 – 21 January 2021
Roberto Minervini’s fifth feature-length work is a blistering meditation on the state of race in America.
This isn't a Dream: Conversations with Writers
14 January – 25 February 2021
Presented by writer Isabel Waidner, This isn't a Dream is a fortnightly literary chat show hosted by the ICA via Instagram live
Brothers of the Night
19 – 26 January 2021
Young Roma men trade their Bulgarian homeland for new lives as hustlers in Vienna in Patric Chiha’s captivating documentary.
If It Were Love
21 – 28 January 2021
Patric Chiha’s award-winning documentary explores sensuality and queer sexuality through the prism of a 15-strong touring dance company.
Work or To Whom Does the World Belong
26 January – 2 February 2021
Spanish filmmaker Elisa Cepedal's debut long-form work observes a mining community as it negotiates the decline of the same industry that enabled its emergence.
Gold Is All There Is
28 January – 4 February 2021
Andrea Caccia’s latest film beautifully captures moments of daily life amid a bucolic Lombardy landscape.
For k-punk 2021: postcapitalist desires
30 January – 1 March 2021
For k-punk 2021 moves online for its fifth incarnation, inviting five artists to respond to the themes and provocations of Fisher’s final lectures. The event invites people to listen together into the night, sharing time when they cannot share space.
As Tears Go By (online)
1 – 15 February 2021
Wong Kar Wai’s scintillating debut feature is a kinetic, hypercool crime thriller graced with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style
Days of Being Wild (online)
2 – 16 February 2021
Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style.
Chungking Express (online)
3 – 17 February 2021
The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is the film that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon.
Fallen Angels (online)
5 – 19 February 2021
Lost souls reach out for human connection amid a glimmering Hong Kong in Wong Kar Wai’s hallucinatory, neon-soaked nocturne.
Happy Together (online)
6 – 20 February 2021
Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw, lushly stylized portrait of a relationship in breakdown casts Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung as a couple traveling through Argentina.
In the Mood for Love (online)
7 – 21 February 2021
At once delicately mannered and visually extravagant, Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love is a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments.
9 – 23 February 2021
Wong Kar Wai’s loose sequel to In the Mood for Love combines that film’s languorous air of romantic longing with a dizzying time-hopping structure and avant-sci-fi twist.
Staying with the Violence: Womb Work and Family Abolition
15 February 2021 – 15 February 2071
Captioned audio of writer Sophie Lewis' lecture drawing on theories of surrogacy, gestational justice and family abolition, followed by a discussion with poet Anne Boyer.
Keiken: Feel My Metaverse
17 February – 3 March 2021
The body is transcended by the simulacrum in Keiken and George Jasper Stone’s Feel My Metaverse.
23 February – 2 March 2021
Shot entirely at night on the corner of 125th and Lexington Avenue in Harlem, the film captures the mental, physical and spiritual struggles of the neighborhood's inhabitants.
IWOW: I Walk on Water
25 February – 4 March 2021
Centred on 125th and Lexington in East Harlem, Khalik Allah’s monumental new diary film is a rich and deeply personal work.
The Magic Mountain
2 – 9 March 2021
Eitan Efrat and Daniel Mann’s cinematic essay explores the resources, the secrets and the mysteries of the ground beneath our feet.
2 March – 6 April 2021
Broadcasted over five days, MycoTV returns for its third edition featuring commissions by Zoë Claire Miller, Philipp Timischl, Mona Varichon and Bruno Zhu.
Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela: Garage
3 – 17 March 2021
Three episodes from artist Olivia Erlanger and Architect Luis Ortega Govela’s expansive Garage project.
4 – 11 March 2021
A Cuban veteran searches for the ghosts of his final mission in Francisco Marise’s searching feature.
Launch: THIS WORLD MAKES US SICK
6 March – 5 April 2021
bare minimum, ICA’s collective-in-residence, presents THIS WORLD MAKES US SICK, a night of readings about illness, work, care, love and doing nothing.
This Is Not a Burial, Itâ€™s a Resurrection
9 – 16 March 2021
An 80-year-old widow fights the construction of a dam on her treasured homeland in Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s powerful feature.
11 – 18 March 2021
Panamanian filmmaker Ana Elena Tejera’s Panquiaco offers an unflinching reflection on the concept of home.
Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another
16 – 23 March 2021
A meditative contemplation on conservation, preservation and authenticity via the fabrication of a replica elephant’s tusk.
Heimat is a Space in Time
18 – 25 March 2021
A monumental historical essay about a family torn apart by the upheavals of the 20th century.
Latin America Monthly: 1982
23 – 30 March 2021
Consisting of a montage of archival footage, Lucas Gallo's latest work explores the media campaign by the Argentinian government claiming back the Falklands Islands from the British in 1982.
Latin America Monthly: Orione
25 March – 1 April 2021
A disquieting portrait of Argentinian society that inverts the structure of a typical crime story.
Preview: Renzo Martens’ White Cube
30 March – 6 April 2021
A special preview of the latest work by Renzo Martens, a powerful and provocative dissection of art, class and decolonisation.
1 – 8 April 2021
Cristi Puiu returns with a rich, considered and exquisitely orchestrated chamber drama set among the aristocracy of 19th-century Transylvania.
6 – 13 April 2021
A domestic abuse victim seeking justice and protection comes up against heavy-handed bureaucracy in Raymund Ribay Gutierrez’s compelling debut feature.
Song Without a Name
8 – 15 April 2021
Melina Léon tells the tragic true-life story of an indigenous Peruvian woman whose newborn baby is stolen by a fake clinic.
12 April 2021 – 12 April 2071
A captioned audio recording of artist and writer Sable Elyse Smith and author Nicole R. Fleetwood as they discuss their research into the carceral, the personal and the political.
I FEEL SICK: Del LaGrace Volcano and Marc Thompson
13 April – 13 May 2021
Screening of Del LaGrace Volcano’s film Pansexual Public Porn (1997) and an interview from Marc Thompson’s youtube series The Undetectables
A Common Crime
13 – 20 April 2021
Francisco Márquez’s fiction debut is a gripping tale of class divisions and ethical responsibility in contemporary Argentina.
15 – 22 April 2021
Rock documentary about musician Linn da Quebrada challenging machismo, transphobia, and racism in Brazil.
Institution as Praxis – In Conversation
19 April – 19 May 2021
Launch of Institution as Praxis in conversation with Pujita Guha, Carolina Rito, Abhijan Toto, Farid Rakun and Bill Balaskas.
20 – 27 April 2021
Written by Emma Thompson, Richard Laxton’s 2014 film retells the scandalous tale of writer John Ruskin, painter John Everett Millais and Ruskin’s bride, Effie Gray.
Don't Worry, I’m Sick and Poor
20 April – 22 May 2021
Born from the lack of diversity in art education and disappointment in art curriculums, Don’t Worry I’m Sick and Poor is a lecture series created as an essential alternative within art education.
22 – 29 April 2021
Pia Hellenthal’s graphic debut is an audacious portrait of a professed sex worker, writer, anarchist, feminist, musician and recovering addict based in Berlin.
Speak so I Can See You
27 April – 4 May 2021
A sensorial homage to Radio Belgrade, Serbia’s most historic station that has broadcast continuously for the last 90 years.
29 April – 6 May 2021
Valeska Grisebach’s acclaimed 2017 film depicts the complex stakes and tensions at play within a group of German construction workers in the Bulgarian countryside.
An Elephant Sitting Still
4 – 11 May 2021
An elephant that sits and ignores the world becomes an obsession for the protagonists of the late writer and filmmaker Hu Bo’s four-hour epic, for whom it represents the possibility of escape from the stagnation and violence of their daily lives.
Strike or Die
6 – 13 May 2021
French filmmaker Jonathan Rescigno’s debut feature follows various inhabitants and their stories in a former mining town.
Short films by Krzysztof Kieślowski – First programme
11 – 18 May 2021
The first programme of short films by Krzysztof Kieślowski presents a fascinating cross-section of Polish society across three works.
11 May – 1 June 2021
The ICA partners again with the Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, unfolding this year in a digital format.
The Wall of Shadows
13 – 20 May 2021
Polish filmmaker Eliza Kubarska’s latest film tells the story of an encounter between a young Sherpa boy and an experienced western mountaineer at the foot of the sacred mountain.
14 – 28 May 2021
The ICA and Kinoteka present the cycle of Krzystof Kieślowski’s Dekalog in ten parts.
Short films by Krzysztof Kieślowski – Second programme
25 May – 1 June 2021
This programme of two short films by Krzysztof Kieślowski continues the Polish director’s fascinating and distinct exploration of Polish society.
27 May – 3 June 2021
Swiss duo Kasa and Da Costa’s sophomore feature captures the quirky ambiance that reigns over the Ornithological Rehabilitation Center where birds in pain struggle to rediscover the desire to live.
Paul B. Preciado with Jack Halberstam
1 June 2021 – 1 June 2071
The philosopher and writer discusses agency, gender, dissent and subjectivity with queer theorist Jack Halberstam.
The Exit of the Trains
2 – 9 June 2021
A documentary essay composed entirely of archive photographs and documents of the first big massacre of Jews in Romania.
Ham on Rye
3 – 10 June 2021
A bizarre rite of passage at the local deli determines the fate of a generation of teenagers, leading some to escape their suburban town and dooming others to remain.
I Am FEMEN
8 – 15 June 2021
Feminist artist and activist Oksana Shachko is the subject of Alain Margot’s fascinating 2014 portrait.
10 – 17 June 2021
Peter Parlow’s micro-budget feature is at once a hilarious send-up of low-budget American indie filmmaking and a probing inquiry into race, relationships, and the social uncanny.
Stranger in Paradise (online)
15 – 22 June 2021
A scornful teacher schools a class of newly arrived refugees in Guido Hendrikx’s unflinching film essay.
The Dove and the Wolf (online)
17 – 24 June 2021
Two displaced lovers struggle to stay together in Carlos Lenin’s spellbinding debut.
El Mar La Mar (online)
22 – 29 June 2021
An attempt via an innovative combine of aesthetics, sound design and ethnography to tell the story of migration across the Sonoran desert into the US.
That Cloud Never Left (online)
24 June – 1 July 2021
Mundane life meets magical daydreams in a West Bengal village where discarded film footage is turned into toys.
Mysterious Object at Noon (online)
29 June – 6 July 2021
In his debut feature, Thai artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul bridges documentary realism and the avant-garde in the backdrop of rural Thailand.
Our Beloved Month of August (online)
1 – 8 July 2021
An intoxicating love song to rural Portugal, and to cinema, by award-winning Portuguese director Miguel Gomes.
9 – 16 July 2021
Judith Abensour’s work retraces the origins of a new museum dedicated to Palestinian history, inaugurated with no exhibition in 2016.
ICA EXCLUSIVE Blow It to Bits (online)
Fri, 20 August 2021
Lech Kowalski’s film follows a group of militant French workers as they plot to blow up their factory – a social movement now recognised as one of the most successful examples of collective actions in recent years.
echoes, feelings and meanings
3 September 2021 – 3 September 2022
A collection of newly commissioned audio/visual works exploring ‘the archive’ as personal, familial, and cultural; as past, present and future-oriented.
ICA EXCLUSIVE Aren’t You Happy? (Online)
17 September – 1 October 2021
German filmmaker Susanne Heinrich’s debut brings together pop and theory, feminism and humour, in a post-modern comedy in pink and blue.
A Superabundance of Nothing:
Johanna Hedva & Staff In Conversation
Johanna Hedva & Staff In Conversation
20 October 2021 – 20 October 2071
Johanna Hedva and Patrick Staff in conversation as they inquire into the relationship between collapse and surrender.
The Ritual Dimension (online)
29 October – 7 November 2021
Four works that document and celebrate the ritual perspectives of the Maxakali and Kisedjê peoples in rural Brazil.
The Right to Earth (online)
29 October – 7 November 2021
Four shorts about the different forms of Indigenous struggle for the right to land. Rescreening online following the 1st Brazil Indigenous Film Festival.
Oral, Film and History (online)
29 October – 7 November 2021
Four films documenting and celebrating the historical, social and philosophical perspectives of Indigenous communities across Brazil.
14 – 21 November 2021
A screening of Amani Naphtali’s play Ragamuffin. Previously screened as part of the War Inna Babylon public programme.