Derek Jarman’s The Garden (1990)
December 1 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PMFree
Special World AIDS Day Screening! Free – open to all
(Derek Jarman, UK, New 2K Restoration, 95min., 1990)
Half waking dream and half fiery polemic, The Garden was born of director Jarman’s rage over continued anti-gay discrimination and the sluggardly response to the AIDS crisis.
Among the visual splendors and outrages unfurled in this kaleidoscopic film: an over-the-top Hollywood-style musical number; nightmare images of tar-and-feather queer persecution; and footage of the particularly menacing-looking nuclear power plant that overlooks Jarman’s own garden, his personal and sustaining oasis.
Featuring Jarman’s regular collaborator Tilda Swinton.