CINECITY: Blue - Live

Director: Derek Jarman
Duration: 79 min

A one-off live event to celebrate the 25 th anniversary of Derek Jarman’s landmark film with soundtrack performed live by Simon Fisher Turner and narration by poet and musician Black Sifichi.

With a single static shot of the colour blue, the live sound and spoken word evoke powerful images and provide Blue’s narrative and emotional core. The voiceover written by Derek Jarman, features his free associations around the artistic, philosophical and metaphysical meanings of blue — sky, water, flowers, a boy named Blue, sadness, the infinite — connecting them to his life and body of work. As the blue screen glows, the richly layered and evocative sound collage from Jarman’s longtime musical collaborator Simon Fisher
Turner combines with the live voice to create a unique sensorial experience.

Derek Jarman’s most personal film was made just a year before his death in 1994 from AIDS-related illness. By this stage treatments for the virus made him see everything through a blue haze, prolonging his life but destroying his eyesight.

Club and Group screenings

Sun 25th Nov 19.00 Ad and Trailer Free: No advertisements or trailers will play ahead of this screening. You are recommended to arrive promptly. Cinecity: This film screens as part of Cinecity, Brighton's film festival.

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