Blue was Derek Jarman's twelfth and final feature film, released four months before his death in 1994 from AIDS-related complications. It's a radical and deeply moving art work, consisting of a single shot of International Klein Blue filling the screen. This image is accompanied by a soundtrack where Jarman and some of his favorite actors voice over a narration describing his life and vision, interwoven with music by Simon Fisher Turner, Karol Szymanowski, Brian Eno, and others.
Watching Blue the first time at IFFR in 1994 was a formative experience for me, and I've been wanting to screen it for a long time. It expanded my vision about the potential of cinema, and it made me realize how profoundly personal a work can get without it being sentimental or exhibitionist. I'm incredibly pleased that we're able to screen the film in it's original 35mm format, and I'm so much looking forward to watching it together, this coming Thursday at WORM.
AWL_017 Blue by Derek Jarman
Thursday 22 June 2017
doors open: 8.15 PM
program + tickets: WORM
address: Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam