"Blue" Film Screening

92YTribeca Art

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Just in time for Gay Pride Month, 92YTribeca presents QUEER/ART/FILM, a new series of all things hybrid and poly-sexual. Curated by Butt Magazine contributing editor Adam Baran and filmmaker Ira Sachs, the series invites some of the most exciting, innovative (and homosexual) artists from the dance/performance/film/visual and literary arts to present and discuss their favorite films, in rare prints, on the big screen.

The series asks the question: How does film create a link from one queer generation to the next, from John Kelly to Jean Cocteau, from 8 1/2 to Paris is Burning, from Marlon Riggs to Chantal Akerman? Join us every Thursday in June and bi-weekly in the months to follow, to explore these unexpected pathways from one artist to the next.


Blue is the last of iconoclastic queer filmmaker Derek Jarman’s 12 features, completed only four months before his death, after his vision had been subsumed by constant blue light. The film’s continuous blue screen becomes an absorbing canvas for audiences’ visions, filled with Jarman’s poetic, angry, wistful and sometimes humorous accounts of his illness. Presented by filmmaker Matt Wolf, who calls the film “an arresting and transcendent gift from a queer legend.” Director: Derek Jarman. 1993. 79 mn. 35mm.



June 11, 2009 from 19:30

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