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  • Eaux d’artifice

    1953. USA. Kenneth Anger. 12 min.

  • Blue

    1993. Great Britain. Derek Jarman. 79 min.

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Eaux d’artifice

    1953. USA. Directed by Kenneth Anger. In 1970 a friend who was working at a film distribution house stole a copy of this soulful work, so moved was she by its beauty. We played it again and again in our rather cold and barren General Idea loft, stunned into (stoned) silence by its cold blue luminosity. Our loft was situated on the third floor of an old office building in the heart of the financial district of Toronto, and I remember that blue light flickering through the night, reflecting off the sea of desks that presented itself so mesmerizingly in the building facing ours. 12 min.

  • Blue

    1993. Great Britain. Written and directed by Derek Jarman. With the voices of Jarman, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, John Quentin. I first met Derek Jarman when he came to a General Idea exhibition opening in London in 1978. He invited us to come to the premiere of Jubilee the following night and generously picked us up in his car. His boyfriend at the time felt me up surreptitiously in the back of the car while Derek chattered excitedly to us from the front. After the premiere, a group of us feasted on roast potatoes in the warmth of a plastic-enclosed tent in his otherwise frigid loft. I have chosen Blue rather than that earlier film because my life… 79 min.

In the Film exhibition Queer Cinema from the Collection: Today and Yesterday

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