Blue, Derek Jarman’s abstract meditation on his own AIDS-ravaged body, is paired with Isaac Julien’s documentary Derek in an Open Door Friday celebrating the spirit of A Day without Art (observed this year on December 1). Julien’s intimate portrait of the iconoclastic film poet Jarman, created in collaboration with Tilda Swinton, entered MoMA’s collection in 2008. These twin approaches to experiencing Jarman’s wildly imaginative visual world and essential work as an AIDS activist culminate in a special 35mm screening of Blue (at around 3:00 p.m.).
Blue + Derek
Friday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. MoMA
Friday, December 6, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
MoMA, Floor T2/T1, Theater 1
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1