Sarah Turner on Perestroika

16.10.09
Sarah Turner APEngine talks to Sarah Turner, about her new experimental feature, Perestroika, which premieres at the London Film Festival. Why did you start making films? Oh god, I wasn’t really expecting a question like that! I went to art school because basically I was useless. Like everyone who goes to art school. There’s a quote – something like “People who go to art school don’t know what to ...
The Jarman Award: Derek Jarman: Crossing Paths: Part One: email notes from Anna Thew

22.09.09
Fragments for Eye Drift, image courtesy of Anna Thew My main link with Derek after Chelsea and Butlers Wharf, was through Steve Farrer at the London Filmmakers Co-op, Thomas Mutke, and the gay scene. Steve used to go to the Subway club, which Derek frequented, and then they had this wandering life on the Heath at night, which I’d hear a lot about, and was in awe ...
The Jarman Award: Derek Jarman: Crossing Paths: Part Two: notes by Anna Thew for Tony Peake, Derek Jarman’s biographer

22.09.09
Behind Closed Doors, image courtesy of Anna Thew I met Derek in 1977, through Kevin Whitney and Keith Milow, who were in the orgy scene in Jubilee.  I was a painting student at Chelsea.  I went to the cast and crew preview of Jubilee in some warehouse space, with Kevin and Jock McFadyen  (Keith Milow was my favourite tutor, or I was his favourite student). Later I ...
The Jarman Award: Derek Jarman: Writer and artist Stewart Home on Jubilee – reviewing the DVD release in 2007

22.09.09
Derek Jarman, image courtesy of James Mackay This has got to be the worst ‘punk’ film ever made. Jarman couldn’t direct traffic let alone actors and a camera crew. This kicks off with the occultist John Dee summoning up an angel (i.e. some drip in ballet gear) for Elizabeth I. So then it’s off to late 1970s London to see what the future holds. The dominant ...
Derek Jarman interviewed by Jo Comino

22.09.09
Fire Island, image courtesy of James Mackay In 1984, Jo Comino interviewed Derek Jarman for the London magazine City Limits. In these two extracts from her recording, he talks about fire, and Jubilee. Jo Comino is a freelance writer who continues to multi-task on film-related activities, currently for Borderlines Film Festival, Flicks in the Sticks and The Rural Media Company in Herefordshire/Shropshire. Get the Flash Player to see ...
The Jarman Award: James Mackay on Derek Jarman

22.09.09
Derek Jarman, image courtesy of James Mackay James Mackay worked closely as producer and collaborator with Derek Jarman throughout the 1980s. He was Cinema Programmer at the London Filmmaker’s Co-op in the 1970s, and programmed for Edinburgh and Berlin film festivals. He continues to work as a film curator, including programmes for Cambridge Film Festival, and recent work as  producer includes projects with Hannah Collins and ...
The Jarman Award: Derek Jarman: Recollections

22.09.09
Derek Jarman. Image courtesy of James Mackay The Jarman Award “gives recognition and support to artists working with the moving image, and whose work, like Jarman’s, resists conventional definition, encompassing innovation and excellence.” The shortlisted artists for 2009 are Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Simon Martin, Lindsay Seers and Stephen Sutcliffe. And the winner – who receives £10,000 and a Channel 4 Three Minute Wonders commission ...