Gracing Our Shelves: Derek (2008)

A documentary on the late, great Derek Jarman (1942-1994), experimental film-maker and artist, a hugely influential and controversial figure in the British art, music and film scene. The documentary is by British artist Isaac Julien who curated the Derek Jarman retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery in 2008, and is written and narrated by long-time Jarman collaborator, friend and muse, Tilda Swinton.

Glitterbug (53 minute film posthumously compiled by friends from super-8  footage shot by Jarman over the course of many years, featuring music by Brian Eno): http://youtu.be/VqrMKcIk-mA

Guardian article on the eve of the release of Derek: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/feb/14/art.margaretthatcher

Interview with Tilda Swinton on Derek Jarman from 400 Blows: http://www.400blows.co.uk/inter_swinton.shtml

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posted by Dixie Turner

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