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Tonight, Yo

Thursday, November 4 at 7 PM, Bartos Theatre MIT E15
Film Night with a discussion led by John Gianvito
A screening of “The Last of England” (UK/1987/87 minutes)
Directed by Derek Jarman
in conjunction with the exhibition “Cerith Wyn Evans: Thoughts
unsaid, now forgotten…”

A dark, personal, and deeply poetic meditation on late
twentieth-century England, “The Last of England”  stands as one of
the late Derek Jarman’s most memorable achievements. The film’s
progression, from childhood innocence and the early days of WWII to
raging warfare, terrorism, and rampant homophobia, reflects a bleak
version of Jarman’s own life. This seminal creation is an elegant and
highly original visual masterpiece, featuring music from Marianne
Faithfull and Diamanda Galas.

“…the film is one of the few commanding works of personal cinema in
the late 80s–a call to open our eyes to a world violated by greed
and repression, how our skies, and our bodies, have turned poisonous.”
-Katherine Dieckmann, THE VILLAGE VOICE

Organized by John Gianvito
Gianvito is a filmmaker, teacher, and curator based in Boston.

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