Derek [videorecording] / the Film Sales Company ; Film London, Channel 4, and Museum of Modern Art New York ; presents in association with University of Pittsburgh a Normal Films production ; executive producers, Isaac Julien, James Mackay, Tilda Swinton ; produced by Colin MacCabe, Eliza Mellor ; written and spoken by Tilda Swinton ; directed by Isaac Julien.

Contributor(s): Julien, Isaac | MacCabe, Colin | Mellor, Eliza | Swinton, Tilda | Channel Four (Great Britain) | Film London | Film Sales Company | Kino International Corporation | Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) | University of Pittsburgh | Normal Films | Kino International CorporationMaterial type: FilmFilmPublisher number: K619 | Kino InternationalPublication details: New York : Kino International, 2008. Description: 1 videodisc (76 min.) : col. and b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 inSubject(s): Jarman, Derek, 1942-1994 | Motion picture producers and directors -- Great Britain | Artists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Gay artists -- Great Britain -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biographical films. | Documentary films. | Nonfiction films.DDC classification: 791.4302/33092 | B LOC classification: PN1998.3.J3 | D474 2008Cast: Narrated by Tilda Swinton.Summary: Cinematic commemoration of the life, times, and work of Derek Jarman--artist, painter, writer, gay activist, gardener and filmmaker. In voice over, Derek Jarman's friend and collaborator Tilda Swinton begins reading Letter to an Angel, a haunting and beguiling text she wrote in 2002. By then Jarman, one of Britain's best loved and most original artists, had been dead for eight years. An honest and previously unseen interview, shot in 1991 with Jarman in the shadow of his impending death, is the core of the film. Both letter and interview are intricately interwoven with rarely seen home-movie footage of Derek and his family, archive material, excerpts from Jarman's feature films, pop promos, super 8 work, and new footage of Tilda Swinton in Dungeness and London and the director Isaac Julien exploring the Jarman archive. Includes clips from 17 Derek Jarman films.
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Special features: an introduction by producer Colin MacCabe; the extended Derek Jarman interview (1991, UK, 69 minutes).

Also issued as part of the box set: The Derek Jarman collection.

Narrated by Tilda Swinton.

Cinematic commemoration of the life, times, and work of Derek Jarman--artist, painter, writer, gay activist, gardener and filmmaker. In voice over, Derek Jarman's friend and collaborator Tilda Swinton begins reading Letter to an Angel, a haunting and beguiling text she wrote in 2002. By then Jarman, one of Britain's best loved and most original artists, had been dead for eight years. An honest and previously unseen interview, shot in 1991 with Jarman in the shadow of his impending death, is the core of the film. Both letter and interview are intricately interwoven with rarely seen home-movie footage of Derek and his family, archive material, excerpts from Jarman's feature films, pop promos, super 8 work, and new footage of Tilda Swinton in Dungeness and London and the director Isaac Julien exploring the Jarman archive. Includes clips from 17 Derek Jarman films.

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