Leaving Time: The Art of Derek Jarman + Glitterbug + The Queen is Dead

Directed by Various

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.


Onsale Dates
HOME Friends: Fri 17 Dec, 12pm
HOME Members: Mon 20 Dec, 12pm
General Sale: Tue 21 Dec, 12pm

109 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain

Year of production:
1986, 1994, 2020