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Blue + Listen to Britain


Location: Redstone Theater

Blue. Dir. Derek Jarman. 1993, 79 mins. DCP courtesy of James Mackay/Zeitgeist.   

Preceded by Listen to Britain. Dir. Humphrey Jennings. 1942, 20 mins. 35mm print source: BFI. 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.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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