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Derek Jarman's Super 8 Films
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Prospect Cottage Photography by Douglas Irvine

Another Man and the ICA partner to screen a selection of Super 8 short films from the Derek Jarman archive - presented by LUMA films and James Mackay. 

Revered for his explorations of Britishness against the backdrop of Thatcherism, and ground-breaking for his fearless portrayals of queer love and gay sex within this, Jarman left an oversized impression on the world of cinema before his untimely demise at 54 of an Aids-related illness. His legacy lives on today in the Jarman Award, which recognises and supports experimental filmmakers. In the posthumously released At Your Own Risk, Jarman reflects on his own legacy in the wake of his HIV diagnosis: “On December 22, 1986, finding I was body positive, I set myself a target: I would disclose my secret and survive Margaret Thatcher. I did. Now I have set my sights on the millennium and a world where we are all equal”.

The programme will include Journey to Avebury, a sunset-lit voyage through Britain’s prehistoric countryside, and the anachronistic portrayal of New York’s Fire Island, My Very Beautiful Movie. Restored for viewing 30 years after his death, the collection is presented by Jarman’s close friend James Mackay, with whom Jarman entrusted a number of his film reels, and the LUMA Foundation. Derek Jarman's work will be preceded by Julian Cole's Ostia, screening on 16mm and starring Jarman as Pier Paolo Pasolini.

The screening on Wednesday 8 May will be followed by a special Q&A between film producer James Mackay and Nowness Creative Director, Bunny Kinney.

Ostia, dir. Julian Cole, 1987, 26 min. 16mm.
Studio Bankside, 1972. 7 min. Digitised Super 8.
Journey to Avebury, 1973. 10 min. Digitised Super 8.
Tarot, 1973. 7.5 min. Digitised Super 8.
Sulphur, 1973. 15.5 min. Digitised Super 8.
Sloane Square, 1974–76. 8.5 min. Digitised Super 8.
Duggie Fields at Home, 1974. 3 min. Digitised Super 8.
My Very Beautiful Movie ,1974. 6.5 min. Digitised Super 8.
Garden of Luxor, 1972. 9 min. Digitised Super 8.

Celebrating the Summer/Autumn 24 issue of Another Man, which features a portfolio of images taken in Derek Jarman’s former home in Dungeness, Kent, alongside a curation of his artworks and ephemera.
Exclusive limited edition prints available to purchase, with proceeds going to Creative Folkstone.
06:30 pm
Wed, 08 May 2024
Cinema 1
04:40 pm
Sat, 11 May 2024
Cinema 1
05:00 pm
Sun, 12 May 2024
Cinema 1
04:15 pm
Sun, 19 May 2024
Cinema 1
06:20 pm
Sun, 26 May 2024
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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