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The Angelic Conversation

Directed by Derek Jarman, Part II: Apparatus

Part of Commemorating Derek Jarman

“A world of magic and ritual.” —Derek Jarman

Returning to experimentation with Super 8 film, The Angelic Conversation transforms the apparatus of the moving image into a sequence of photographic forms—a dream world in which the male figurative pose is the locus of desire. The soundtrack features music by Coil and Benjamin Britten as well Dame Judi Dench’s narration of 14 Shakespeare sonnets. 1985, 35mm, 78 minutes.


Major support to preserve, digitize and present the Ruben/Benston Film and Video Study Collection is generously provided by the Bentson Foundation.