Artists’ Film Club: Jarman’s Jubilee – Tonight 8.30pm

Get those miniature Union flags at the ready, put on your Chinese made Union Jack HQT (High Quality Tat) and get down to the ICA to watch Jubilee… Oh wait, it’s not that sort of thing. It’s the 1978 film by Derek Jarman about time-travel and punk, set in 1970’s London, with Adam Ant, The Slits and Siouxsie And The Banshees making appearances and Brian Eno doing the score.

Says the blurb: Derek Jarman’s 1978 feature-length classic Jubilee is the focus of the special Artists’ Film Club. A 35mm print of Jubilee will be screened alongside a new transfer of the 8mm Jordan’s Dance (1977), a short which would later be incorporated, in part, in Jubilee. Coinciding with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the screening will also be accompanied by a panel discussion including actress Jenny Runacre (Jubilee’s Queen Elizabeth I and Bod), producer and long-time collaborator James Mackay and others.

Jubilee is a dystopian tale of time-travel and punk, set in 1970s London. Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) travels forward in time to find Queen Elizabeth II dead and London in disarray; she encounters a cast of numerous characters including Amyl Nitrite (Jordan), Bod (Jenny Runacre), Chaos (Hermine Demoriane), Crabs (Nell Campbell), and Mad (Toyah Willcox).

The cast also includes Adam Ant, Wayne County (Jane County) and cameos by The Slits and Siouxsie and the Banshees, as well as a soundtrack scored by Brian Eno. 

£5 or free for ICA Members