This screening will be introduced by Adelle Stripe, author of Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile.
Leaving Time: The Art of Derek Jarman
Dir Mark Jordan/GB 2020/27 mins
Leaving Time features footage originally shot by director Mark Jordan in 1992 for Jarman’s solo exhibition Queer at Manchester Art Gallery, including Jarman’s take on morality, the tabloid press and the terminology applied to people’s sexuality. It presents this alongside intimate footage of Jarman in his studio during the creation of his final series of paintings and offers a new audience the opportunity to hear the filmmaker discussing his Queer politics and the art that came from his personal experiences. To present a positive remembrance of Jarman’s own personality, the film is accompanied by an upbeat soundtrack including compositions from Moongoose and Yorkie.
Dir Derek Jarman/GB 1994/54 mins
Derek Jarman’s last moving image work, Glitterbug is a synthesis of the director’s more diary-focused films and experimental footage shot on Super 8. The uniquely effective score is courtesy of Brian Eno.
The Queen is Dead
Dir Derek Jarman/GB 1986/13 mins
Made as a music video for The Smiths’ song of the same name, The Queen is Dead is a short film combining Jarman’s striking visuals with three singles from the Manchester quartet: the title track, There Is a Light That Never Goes Out and Panic.
Glitterbug and The Queen is Dead will screen from 35mm prints.
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