History lessons: Brecht, Straub-Huillet and the British context
Explore how Bertolt Brecht’s texts influenced Straub-Huillet and British cinema with a panel of academics.
Joint ticket offer available with the screening of History Lessons + intro on Sat 16 Mar at 13:30: £18, concs £15 (Members pay £2 less). Must be booked by calling the box office on 020 7928 3232 or in person.
Total runtime 100min
The work of Bertolt Brecht has played a key role in the development of radical cinema, including the oeuvre of Straub and Huillet. We welcome academics Martin Brady, Ian Christie, Nicolas Helm-Grovas and Laura Mulvey for a roundtable discussion hosted by Erica Carter. They explore how Brecht's texts and concepts influenced both Straub-Huillet’s films and British cinema, plus the impact of Straub-Huillet‘s work on the British film culture in the 1970s, and their legacy today.
Presented in association with the German Screen Studies Network