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BLUE / GLITTERBUGBLUE is a courageous personal testimony about his experiences with AIDS, BLUE is Derek Jarman’s most radical and daring film and was hailed as a master- piece when it premiered at the Venice Biennale.
A Blue screen provides the canvas for the visions of the audience, conjured up from the evocative words and music of the remarkably rich soundtrack by Simon Fisher-Turner.
Jarman’s own words are delivered by John Quentin, Nigel Terry, Tilda Swinton and Jarman himself. Quite without sentimentality, self pity or polemic, eloquently spare and vivid in its verbal imagery, and at times very funny, BLUE is a remarkable work by one of Britain’s most extraordinary filmmakers.
GLITTERBUG is an extraordinary collage of Jarman’s Super 8 footage from 1970 to 1986 which offers a unique vision of his professional and personal lives.
Featuring an evocative score by Brian Eno, the film is both a fascinating document of the times as well as a joyous and intimate self-portrait.