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London Short Film Festival 2019

Derek Jarman: The Music Videos

Enjoy Jarman’s best music videos for bands such as The Smiths and Pet Shop Boys.

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Total runtime 84min

As the music video exploded at the height of the Eighties, queer iconoclast Derek Jarman found himself something of a bridge between the mainstream and the fringes, taking on commercial directorial work for emerging artists pushing outsider subculture through into the Top 40.

Jarman’s work, from his 1977 polemic on punk Jubilee, was always heavily influenced by the political charge and aesthetic defiance of music and its makers, and in this retrospective we trace Jarman’s unique visual alchemy through to these oft-forgotten but era-defining gems. Featuring music videos for the likes of The Smiths, Easterhouse, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Pet Shop Boys and Suede.

Join us in the BFI’s Blue Room post-screening for a MUBI-hosted Jarman Disco with guest DJs serving the big pop punk of Jarman’s collaborators.

Presented in partnership with the BFI and MUBI.

Jarman Volume 2 1986-1994 Blu-ray box set will be released by the BFI in February 2019.

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