Derek Jarman: The Garden
Thu 12 August 2021
Derek Jarman's The Garden
GAMIS present Derek Jarman's film The Garden for Govanhill International Festival and Carnival 2021, as part of the ongoing Modern Nature reading group and gardening club.
Shot on fragile Super8 and with the help of friends and collaborators, this moving film utilises a cast of iconic, religious figures that include Jesus, Judas and the Madonna. Shifting from the personal to the political, it culminates in a near-mythic exploration of sexual repression at the end of the 20th century. Increasingly ill by this point, Jarman faces his mortality with poetry and dignity.
This film will be introduced by Jarman’s long-term collaborator and producer James Mackay.
About the organisers
Programmed by GAMIS (Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios) and various community partners as part of Govanhill International Festival and Carnival 2021. Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.