Grab tickets while you can for a unique premiere screening of Nick Mason’s gruelling short documentary ‘Unconditional Love’, following the trials and tribulations of a team of amateur cyclists who take on some of the toughest peaks in Europe to raise money for leukaemia research back home.
FireFlies are a hardy team who tackle French and Italian Alps on an annual trek to support Bloodwise, a noble organisation that seeks to eradicate blood cancer. They established in 2001 and have some high profile support; including patron Sir Ridley Scott, who's rightly supporting their amazing work. The FireFlies slogan is ‘For Those Who Suffer We Ride’.
‘Unconditional Love’ pulls no punches in documenting the superhuman effort needed to tame the mighty Italian and French alps, both in terms of the punishing ascents and treacherous descents, often enduring grim weather conditions and the ever-present peril of roaring traffic.
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The film also offers a glimpse into the vital work Bloodwise are conducting on the ground, reducing suffering and saving lives at the cutting edge of cancer research.
On the night (July 29) there will be four screenings – 18:30 / 19:00 / 19:30 / 20:00 – plus a chance to catch live action from the final day of the Tour De France, as cycling’s superhero elite thunder home from Houillers to Champs-Élysées.
Later on the night will be drawn to a close by Elephant Disco joined by film score composer Peter Cattermoul, and Teleman DJs until 11pm.
The Institute of Light
10 Helmsley Place