Screening: The Last of England (1987), accompanied by a live score
November 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Derek Jarman’s film The Last of England(1987), accompanied by a live score
DOORS: 7.30pm Screening: 8pm
Tilda Swinton stars in cult queer film director Derek Jarman’s personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose.The Last of England is an angrily poetic, personal portrayal of a country that he saw, was in ruins. Through the experimental form, through the post-apocalyptic depiction of the country, Derek’s film dismantles the establishment and highlights the horrors of Thatchers Britain through a dream-like state. This film is reawakened in response to Brexit Britain in 2019. Experience this unique screening with a live score from percussionist Joseph Summers, violinist Rosa Irwin-Clark and guitarist Thomas Summers.
This project is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network as part of Changing Times: Shifting Ground.