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DEREK JARMAN: The Music Videos

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20:30 Wed 16 Jan 2019

BFI Southbank BFI Southbank

As the music video exploded at the height of the Eighties, queer iconoclast Derek Jarman found himself something of a bridge between the mainstream and the fringes, taking on commercial directorial work for emerging artists pushing outsider subculture through into the Top 40.

Jarman’s work, from his 1977 polemic on punk Jubilee, was always heavily influenced by the politic charge and aesthetic defiance of music and its makers and in this retrospective, we trace Jarman’s unique visual alchemy through to these oft-forgotten but era-defining gems. Featuring music videos for the likes of The Smiths, Easterhouse, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Pet Shop Boys and Suede.

Join us in the BFI’s Blue Room post screening for a MUBI-hosted Jarman Disco with guest DJs Alexander Tucker (Grumbling Fur) and Will Fowler & Leigh Milsom Fowler spinning Jarman collaborators and ’80s experimental sounds.

Presented in partnership with the BFI and MUBI. Jarman Volume 2 1986-1994 Blu-ray box set will be released by the British Film Institute in February 2019.

BFI Southbank

Belvedere Rd, South Bank
Adult £12.50 / Concessions £11.25 / 25 & Under £3


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