With special introduction by Derek Brown, Art director (The Garden)
All ticket sales from this fundraiser screening will go towards helping to save Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage.
Director: Derek Jarman
Cast includes: Adam Ant, William S. Burroughs, Michael Clark, Duggie Fields, Derek Jarman, Andrew Logan, Genesis P-Orridge, Tilda Swinton and Toyah Willcox.
with special introduction by Derek Brown, Art Director (The Garden)
We have decided to temporarily close the cinema in light of the latest Coronavirus pandemic announcements.
We will remain closed until 30th March and then review the situation. Please check in with us on our social media channels for updates and visit our Coronavirus page for further information.
We look forward to seeing you later in the year.
Many thanks for your support.
All ticket sales from this fundraiser screening will go towards helping to save Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage. Find out more and donate on the Art Fund website.
Derek Jarman's "Glitterbug" is a lissome montage of Jarman's Super 8 footage fused with a multitextured Brian Eno score. The film constitutes a breathless journey taking in the director's films, friends and favoured stomping grounds. It is a beautiful final addition to Jarman’s eclectic output.
Despite jaunts to Italy, Spain and the English countryside, London remains an omnipresent factor in “Glitterbug.” The film eloquently captures the city’s physical presence, from moody, gray Thames scenes to orderly parks and gardens to starkly ugly housing estates. It glances back at the pre-AIDS days of parties , drugs and drag, typified by gutter-glam footage of Andrew Logan’s Alternative Miss World contest.
Perhaps the most arresting sequences are those devoted to Tilda Swinton, who has appeared in all of Jarman’s films beginning with “Caravaggio.” She’s first seen straddling a boar, heroically brandishing a sword, then playfully darting around a garden maze at her family castle in Scotland.
Crabb’s seamless editing cleverly exploits the technical limitations of Super 8, using occasional lack of definition to create the illusion of images melding into one other. Blowup quality is fine given the footage’s origins.
Featuring Adam Ant, William S. Burroughs, Michael Clark, Duggie Fields, Derek Jarman, Andrew Logan, Genesis P-Orridge, Tilda Swinton and Toyah Willcox.
About this fundraiser screening:
Art Fund needs to raise £3.5m by 31 March 2020 to purchase Jarman's Dungeness home, Prospect Cottage, and to establish a permanently funded programme to conserve and maintain the building, its contents and its garden for the future.
More than 25 years after his death, Prospect Cottage continues to be a site of pilgrimage for people from all over the world who come to be inspired by its stark beauty a Jarman’s legacy. The cottage and its contents are now being sold following the death in 2018 of Keith Collins, Jarman’s close companion in his final years, to whom he bequeathed the cottage.
There's still a long way to go to help save Derek Jarman's inspirational seaside home! Please share and shout about the campaign on social media. #SaveProspectCottage
See information about other local Hastings and St Leonards events in support of the fundraiser, including at Lucy Bell Gallery and Kino Teatr.