Eyes Wide Open – The Garden

Pornography Panel Debate – Full Transcription
February 27, 2013
Spotlight on Antonello Branca
March 11, 2013
By James Marcus Tucker
On March 18th, at 6.30pm, One+One is proud to be hosting one of the Eyes Wide Open queer cinema events held at the Dukes At Komedia, Brighton.
We will be screening Derek Jarman’s The Garden (1991), followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer James Mackay.  The Garden is perhaps one of Derek’s most under-screened, lesser known and least appreciated master-works, which is why we chose to present this film.  One of Derek’s most personal films before his swansong Blue, The Garden is a “journey without direction” – a derive through landscapes and dreamscapes, a tone poem exploring homophobia, the Church, capitalism, AIDS and, in a timely manner, gay marriage.  The final sequence, with a beautiful narrated poem voiced by Michael Gough – “cold, cold, cold, they died so silently”- is an ode to unconventional love and mortality.
For more information on the event and booking, please visit the Eyes Wide Open Facebook page here.

 

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