THE DISAPPEARING OF VINCENT GAMBINI
A film by Augusto Corrieri and Hugo Glendinning
Available only until Sunday 18th April 2021 (disappearing at 10pm UK time)
Film - The Disappearing of Vincent Gambini
by Augusto Corrieri & Hugo Glendinning
Q&A - Augusto Corrieri & Hugo Glendinning, hosted by Deborah Pearson
(recording of the Q&A that took place Wednesday 14 April)
About the film
What happens when the line between reality and fiction vanishes into thin air?
In Spring 2020, Vincent Gambini began touring his show about a magician in crisis over the state of the world. “What is the point of magic…”, asked the exasperated Gambini, dropping his props and collapsing on the stage floor, “…when everything is falling apart? This is the last show I do. I quit!”
Gambini couldn’t have predicted that his tour would actually be cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Featuring the empty streets of Brighton in lockdown, as well as private rehearsal footage and phone conversations, this new film reflects on the laborious preparation behind sleight-of-hand magic, and the search for human contact at a time of isolation.
The film is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
The online premiere, with live Q&A moderated by Deborah Pearson, took place on Wed 14 Apr 8pm.
The screening was hosted by:
- Camden People's Theatre, London
- Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton
- Colchester Arts Centre
- Exeter Phoenix