06 February 2008
Jarman in May
Zeitgeist has announced three (!) Derek Jarman DVDs on the way for May: Wittgenstein, Caravaggio, and Blue. The first two are Jarman's "biopics," and Blue is a chronicle of his final days dying of AIDS. Unfortunately, my two favorite Jarman works, The Garden and The Angelic Conversation, remain MIA on Region 1 disc, but this is exciting news nonetheless, no doubt released to coincide with the documentary Derek, which premiered at Sundance a week or so ago. All three films star the wonderful Tilda Swinton, who also narrates Derek.