Derek Jarman Remembered

Tyneside Cinema present Derek Jarman Remembered with a screening of Caravaggio plus a live introduction and Q&A with Keith Collins. 

To mark the 20th anniversary of the death of ground-breaking director Derek Jarman, Tyneside Cinema have a special screening of Jarman’s biopic of the Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio with whom he strongly identified. Jarman was an innovative figure, breaking with the conservatism of every aspect of cinematic practice to produce works which have been technically original, aesthetically radical. Caravaggio represents one such film, a lovingly constructed, highly personal cross-reference of tormented sixteenth century genius, twentieth century iconography and somewhat of a satire on the shallowness of the burgeoning eighties' art scene of which Jarman was very much involved.

This screening will feature special guest Keith Collins, the late Derek Jarman’s former partner and collaborator who Jarman met at a Tyneside Cinema festival in the 1980’s. Keith, originally from the North East, will reflect on life with Derek and his cinematic legacy. 

The Tyneside Cinema will also be screening Derek Jarman’sexperimental and controversial film Sebastiane which recounts the life of a puritanical but beautiful Christian soldier in the Roman Imperial troops who is martyred when he refuses the homosexual advances of his pagan captain. This screening will take place on Wednesday 5 March at 8:45pm.

When: Thursday 20 February, 5:45pm

Where: Tyneside Cinema. 10 Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne

Booking: Tickets for both of these screenings are now on sale and can be purchased in person at the Tyneside Cinema Box Office, by calling 0845 217 9909, or by visiting the website

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