Derek Jarman: Life as Art

Derek Jarman was one of the most idiosyncratic, innovative and controversial film-makers in Britain throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. On-screen and off, Jarman was passionate in his commitment to gay rights. One of the fathers of international "New Queer Cinema", Jarman's sexuality had always been a significant part of his work. This documentary explores his life and career as a film-maker and includes interviews with Jarman's most frequent collaborators, notably actress Tilda Swinton and composer Simon Fisher Turner.

Year: 2004
Genre: Film On Film, Queer Cinema, Biography
Country: UK
Director: Andy Kimpton-Nye
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Peter Tatchell, Tariq Ali, Simon Fisher-Turner
Duration: 60 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language and nudity.
Location in store: Queer Cinema (Documentary)



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