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Revisionist Tales

A Storyhouse Young Programmers Season

9 – 16 Aug 2023

From a pop-punk retelling of Marie Antoinette to the romantic and political history of Dido Elizabeth Belle, and the bizarre and brutal court of Queen Anne, this short summer cinema season invites audiences to take a look at the embellished portraits of three historical figures of the 18th-century.

Inspired by popular TV shows like The Great and Bridgerton, the Storyhouse Young Programmers (a group of 14–25-year-olds who are passionate about film) respond to a trend in pop culture of ‘historically inaccurate’ works of fiction and present three of their favourite ‘Revisionist Tales’ from recent cinema to explore how film can re-imagine history in fun, quirky, and radical ways.


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