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Caravaggio
Derek Jarman's most profound reflection on art, sexuality and identity retells the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. CARAVAGGIO incorporates the painter's precise aesthetic into the movie's own…
Edward II
In this new restoration of the iconic New Queer Cinema classic, Derek Jarman offers a postmodern take on Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama. Pleasure-seeking King Edward II sets the stage for a palace revolt by taking as a lover the ambitious…
Wittgenstein
A humorous portrait of one of the 20th century's most influential philosophers. This self-tortured eccentric, who preferred detective fiction and the musicals of Carmen Miranda to Aristotle, is a fitting subject for Derek Jarman's irreverent imagination. A visually stunning and…
Aria
Ten of the world's greatest directors (including Derek Jarman, Jean-Luc Godard, Ken Russell, and Robert Altman) were commissioned to create short pieces based on the world's greatest opera music. The result is erotic, demented, funny, poignant, extravagant, outrageous, breathtaking and…
Jubilee
When Queen Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future, she's transported 400 years to a post-apocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fascistic police, scattered filth, and twisted sex. With JUBILEE,…
Blue
In his final and most daring cinematic statement, Jarman the romantic meets Jarman the iconoclast in a lush soundscape pulsing against a purely blue screen. Laying bare his physical and spiritual state in a narration about his life, his struggle…
Sebastiane
Jarman made his feature directorial debut with this interpretation of the life of St. Sebastiane. The Roman martyr is exiled to an all-male colony and tortured in this visually stylish and gorgeously photographed film. Sebastiane caused a stir for its…
The Tempest
Jarman presents Shakespeare's intricate comedy of magic and revenge in a form that is at once faithful to the spirit of the play and a dazzling spectacle mixing Hollywood high camp and gothic horror. His film recalls the innocent homoeroticism…
War Requiem
"A stunning visual and serious music treat" (Variety), Derek Jarman's 1989 WAR REQUIEM reunites British cinema's enfant terrible with his muse Tilda Swinton for a spectacular and moving interpretation of composer Benjamin Britten's groundbreaking 1961 orchestral masterpiece. Just as Britten…
The Last Of England
An apocalyptic roar of a movie, Derek Jarman's (Sebastiane) dizzying THE LAST OF ENGLAND is a lament for the country he once knew and what he feared it would become. One of Jarman's most experimental and overwhelming works, he has…
The Angelic Conversation
"My most austere work, but also the closest to my heart." So Derek Jarman described THE ANGELIC CONVERSATION, his lyrical celebration of gay love set within the context of a series of Shakespeare's sonnets. Ethereal Super-8 images slowed to a…
Glitterbug
A stunning collage of ecstatic Super-8 fragments, GLITTERBUG is a loving tribute to Derek Jarman posthumously assembled by friends from his prolific filming of everyday events and his experimental investigations of the format. Jarman's vibrant photography combined with dynamic cutting…