Derek Jarman was the most imaginative, innovative and controversial film-maker in Britain throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s – an extraordinary talent, the like of which we may never see again. This documentary explores his life and career as a film-maker.
“Impressive new doc tracing Jarman’s life and (film) work, as recounted by friends and family. Interviewees include his sister Gaye Temple, his biographer Tony Peake, Tilda Swinton, Ron Peck, Nigel Terry, Peter Tatchell and Simon Fisher Turner. Super 8 interludes convey some of the textures of the films and there are some lovely photo-montages from all periods of his life. It was news to me that he considered both David Bowie and Terry Thomas for the part of Ariel! It’s thorough and engaging and makes an excellent introduction to Saint Derek’s world” – Tom Charity/TIME OUT.
Screenings: Borderlines (Hereford) Film Festival, Brighton Duke of York’s, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Charleston Literary Festival, Cork International Film Festival, Fremantle FF (Australia), ICA Cinema, London Lesbian & Gay FF, Leeds International FF, Lisbon L& GFF, Liverpool L&GFF, Milan L&GFF, New York Gay & Lesbian FF, Philadelphia G&LFF, Portobello FF and Turin L&GFF and Sky Arts Digital TV.