BRFF2015: Derek Jarman Early Shorts
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Date(s) - Sat 10 October
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm




Part of Bristol Radical Film Festival 2015 – celebrating 40 years of radical British cinema.

Derek Jarman is still one of the most admired British artists of the late twentieth century. A renowned filmmaker, painter, poet and gay activist, he is most famous for the feature length films he wrote and directed in the late 1970s and ’80s. In the early ’70s, he created a series of rarely seen films shot in Super 8. Jarman made more than forty films in Super 8 that, while sharing some motifs and characteristics with his later work, form a distinct body of work. As Ed Halter describes them, they are ‘more improvisatory, often non-narrative, replete with arcane symbolism, and deeply invested in the material, non-representational qualities of the image’.

All BRFF 2015 screenings are included in the Festival Pass.