- November 01 - December 18, 2008
Phyllis Wattis Theater
With a style that straddled the serious and the frivolous, the classical and the punk, fearless filmmaker and gay-rights activist Derek Jarman showed a brazen disregard for commercial and conservative values, earning him both derision from the establishment and adoration from his loyal fans. SFMOMA presents this comprehensive season of Jarman’s films — from his groundbreaking and controversial first, Sebastiane, to his minimalistic and elegiac last, Blue. Also featured is the biographical documentary Derek (directed by Isaac Julien), which includes an interview with Jarman shortly before he died.
The SFMOMA blog, Open Space, will be hosting occasional roundtable discussions during the Derek Jarman series. Join us online at blog.sfmoma.org/tag/derek-jarman.
$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket.
1976, 86 min.
Sebastiane is hailed as the first film to portray unconcealed homosexuality in a positive light and also the first film entirely in Latin. Taking place in 300 A.D. in a womanlessRead more
Saturday, November 01, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 06, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
1986, 93 min.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian baroque artist known as much for his glowing realistic paintings as his rebellious and dangerous ways. This film is a fictionalizedRead more
Thursday, November 13, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
2008, 76 min. (directed by Isaac Julien)
Directed by Julien Isaac and written and narrated by Tilda Swinton, this documentary follows the life of the late director Derek Jarman. His friends employ home movies, unseen pastRead more
Saturday, December 13, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 18, 7:00 p.m.
Support for the Derek Jarman film series is provided by the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.