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Modern Nature

Derek Jarman: The Garden

Thu 12 August 2021

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A still from The Garden featuring a close up of a person's face lying in foliage.

Derek Jarman's The Garden

An intimate insight into Jarman's inner world.

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.

Event Collection

Part of Modern Nature #

Part of Glasgow Seed Library #




Event Type


Talks & Events


Bat. Lab. 49 Bankhall Street, Glasgow, G42 8SW.


8:00pm — 10:00pm




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Additional info:

Director: Derek Jarman
Country: UK
Year: 1991
Cert: 15
Running time: 92 min
Language: English