First Friday Film Club - Derek Jarman night

Date: Friday 7 June 2013

Time: 7 - 9:30pm

Venue: The Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton Street, N7 6QT see map


Age Range: Suitable for 18+

The Jarman Years: work, life & legacy

A night of all things Derek Jarman, featuring music, poetry, video projections and a screening of his 1987 film The Last of England (cert 18). Event also features a special guest appearance from Peter Tatchell, sharing his memories of Derek and the socio-political landscape of the eighties and nineties.

Peter Tatchell has campaigned for human rights, democracy, global justice and LGBT freedom for more than 45 years. He pioneered ideas for single comprehensive equality legislation in the late 1970s, and is currently spearheading the campaign for civil marriage and civil partnership equality in the UK. His human rights activism has resulted in him being badly beaten by President Mugabe's bodyguards in 2001 and by Russian neo-Nazis in 2007.

As well as campaigning to complete the unfinished battle for LGBT equality in Britain, Peter also works in solidarity with human rights activists in many countries, including Iran, Uganda, Iraq, Russia, Pakistan, Bahrain, Zimbabwe and Indonesia.

Derek Jarman participated in many of Peter's campaigns with the queer rights group OutRage! in the early 1990s, whilst Peter and other OutRage! activists collaborated with Derek's film Edward II.

For more information about Peter’s human rights campaigns see:

The Last of England

Jarman’s critically acclaimed film documenting the death of a country ravaged by its own internal decay and the economic restructuring engineered by the Thatcher government.

"Wrenchingly beautiful…the film is one of the few commanding works of personal cinema in the late 80s – a call to open our eyes to a world violated by greed and repression, to see what irrevocable damage has been wrought on city, countryside and soul, how our skies, our bodies, have turned poisonous" - Village Voice.

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