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Commemorating Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman was an irrepressible polymath. Painter, writer, activist, gardener and filmmaker, his creative endeavors intersected with concrete subjects, whether reflecting upon class inequality, sexual freedom, or raging against the repressive politics of British government. Twenty years after his death from AIDS-related illnesses, the Walker salutes Jarman with a season of his films.

The series is composed of two thematic sections–Part 1: Ideal and Ideas, which focuses on the themes of politics and philosophy; and Part II: Apparatus, which presents two films that highlight the artist’s engagement with the medium of film.

Screenings are introduced by the Walker’s Bentson Visiting Film Scholar Isla Leaver-Yap.