Derek Jarman Weekend Film Screening
A celebration of the life and work of Derek Jarman, 20 years after his death. Artist and activist, filmmaker and set designer, writer and memoirist, painter and poet – Jarman’s extraordinary body of work was at the forefront of creative practice for three decades.
On the weekend of the 16th, 17th, 18th of May, we will be hosting a Derek Jarman celebration weekender. We will be screening some of his most well known masterpieces and a documentary about his life and work.
The programme will include:
FRIDAY: ‘Derek’ by Isaac Julien – An honest and previously unseen interview, shot in 1991 with Jarman in the shadow of his impending death, is the core of the film. Intricately interwoven with rarely seen home movie footage of Derek and his family, archive material, excerpts from Jarman’s feature films. pop [promos, super – 8 work, and new footage of Tilda Swinton in Dungeness and London and the director Isaac Julien and Jarman Archive. Screened at 7.00pm.
Jubilee at 8.45pm
Caravaggio at 7.00pm
War Requiem at 8.45pm
The Garden at 7.00pm
Blue at 8.45pm
Queen Elizabeth I travels to late twentieth-century Britain to discover a tawdry and depressing landscape where life mostly seems aimless and is anyway held cheap. Three post-punk girls while away their vacuous existence as best they can, from time-to-time straying into murder to relieve the boredom.
THE WAR REQUIEM
A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten’s “War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen’s poems reflecting the war’s horrors. It shows the story of an Englishman soldier (Wilfred Owen) and a nurse (his bride) during World War I. It also includes actual footage of contemporary wars (WWII, Vietnam, Angola, etc.)
A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.