Derek Jarman was one of the UK's most talented, innovative and
controversial independent filmmakers, making significant films such as
Caravaggio and Wittgenstein.
He was also a hugely talented painter, writer, and gardener, and
following his HIV+ diagnosis became an ardent activist for gay
rights. He only made the films he wanted to make, giving voice
to his vision of the world as a gay man, a lover of high art and Super-8. He died in 1994.
Derek Jarman: Life as Art
explores the rich and colorful life and loves of Jarman through the
entertaining, insightful and thought-provoking recollections and
perspectives of some of Jarman's closest friends, family and colleagues
including Tilda Swinton, Christopher Hobbs, James Mackay, Simon Fisher
Turner, Nigel Terry, Tariq Ali, Peter Tatchell and Jill Balcon.
Gorgeous looking slow-motion Super-8 shots of the contributors act as
cut-aways, bringing the influence of Jarman's stylistic look to the
documentary. Clips and stills from his films and previously unseen
footage of Jarman directing
Wittgenstein give a clear feel for the anarchy, color, imagery and poetry of the man and his work.
A 400Blows/VET Production
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