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London Short Film Festival: Derek Jarman - The Music Videos at BFI Southbank

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Time 20:30
Date 16/01/19
Price £14

Witness Jarman’s best music videos for bands such as The Smiths and Pet Shop Boys, plus a post-screen disco of big-pop-punk from Jarman's collaborators in the BFI Bar and Kitchen.

As the music video exploded at the height of the Eighties, queer iconoclast Derek Jarman found himself something of a bridge between the mainstream and the fringes, taking on commercial directorial work for emerging artists pushing outsider subculture through into the Top 40.

Jarman’s work, from his 1977 polemic on punk Jubilee, was always heavily influenced by the politic charge and aesthetic defiance of music and its makers and in this retrospective, LSFF trace Jarman’s unique visual alchemy through to these oft-forgotten but era-defining gems. Featuring music videos for the likes of The Smiths, Easterhouse, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Pet Shop Boys and Suede.

Not only that, but why not check out the BFI's Blue Room for a post screening for a MUBI-hosted Jarman Disco with guest DJs serving the big pop punk of Jarman’s collaborators.