Celebrating queer filmmakers: Derek Jarman

During LGBT history month, I want to celebrate one of British cinema’s most enigmatic figures: Derek Jarman. Throughout his illustrious career, Jarman pursued many artistic ventures: he authored autobiographical journals, wrote poems, and painted Renaissance art; but above all he was a filmmaker of enormous talent. His peculiar style of avant-garde cinema maintained its relevance […]

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Cult Column: Wittgenstein (1993)

Derek Jarman’s Wittgenstein (1993) is the last in the series of biopics he made about gay or bisexual men of historical note. While Wittgenstein’s private life is an important aspect of this film, the focus is much more on his ideas. So, who was he? Ludwig Wittgenstein was an Austrian philosopher active in Cambridge throughout […]