We’re introducing Night Mode … Try it out with the sun/moon icon at the top left. Or change font settings with the ‘A’ to make the site work for you.
Got it
ICA is closed from the 30 May – 3 June inclusive.
0 / 256
Naked Lunch in 4K
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A smoking exterminator dressed like a detective and an insectoid alien share a cigarette and a drink
Naked Lunch, dir. David Cronenberg, Canada / United Kingdom / Japan 1991, 115 min., English, 18

Former junkie William Lee makes ends meet as an exterminator. But when he and his wife Joan discover the hallucinatory properties of the powder he uses to kill bugs, they become hooked, and their world is changed forever.

In a career dedicated to seeing the unseeable and filming the unfilmable, perhaps only David Cronenberg could really do justice to William S. Burroughs’ controversial novel Naked Lunch. Weaving together elements of Burroughs’ own remarkable biography with the content of the book, Cronenberg’s film steps inside the body and mind of an author to depict the dangerous act of imagination itself from the inside out.
 
09:15 pm
Sat, 11 Mar 2023
Cinema 1
08:40 pm
Sun, 12 Mar 2023
Cinema 1
08:45 pm
Thu, 16 Mar 2023
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

Red Members gain unlimited access to all exhibitions, films, talks, performances and Cinema 3.
Join today for £20/month.