Listen to Britain

Directed by Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister

Blue

Directed by Derek Jarman

Both Jennings and Jarman were dead set on pushing the envelope of accepted film form, and as it happens their respective magna opera jettison the aural components of cinema to the forefront, with Jarman going as far as to eliminate all but a solid palette of rich blue from the visual realm, and Jennings (along with co-director Stewart McAllister) eschewing the conventional ubiquity of the voiceover in favor of an ethnographic immersion in tableaus of wartime Britain.

PROGRAM

  • Listen to Britain

    Directed by Humphrey Jennings and Stewart McAllister.
    UK, 1942, 35mm, black & white, 19 min.
    Print source: British Film Institute

  • Blue

    Directed by Derek Jarman.
    With Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin.
    UK/Japan, 1993, DCP, color, 79 min.
    DCP source: Zeitgeist Films

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