August 6th – 10th at 11am
“Roving and inventive” – Sight and Sound Magazine
In a live commentary screening of a 1956 comedy about football, scheduled to premiere at the Corvin Cinema the week of the Hungarian uprising, Deborah Pearson unlocks a surprisingly personal story.
A documentary, performed live, the performance is timed alongside the film, using interviews with the exiled screenwriter and people involved with the film to playfully reflect on immigration, censorship, and our personal links with history. This is a show for lovers of cinema, and for anyone who has stared at pictures of their ancestors a little too long. With dramaturgy by Daniel Kitson, and outside eye work by Tania El Khoury and Laura Dannequin, History History History has been performed in 8 countries, and is returning to the Cameo Cinema after a one-off performance last year.
A House on Fire research and development commission with Theatre Garonne (Toulouse) and Bit Teatergarasjen (Bergen).
Developed in part at the National Theatre Studio.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/166492282″>History History History Trailer</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user35230306″>Deborah Pearson</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>