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21st Century Nuns
Derek Jarman features in this touching documentary about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
The Sisters of Pepetual Indulgence are an order of gay male 'nuns', founded in San Francisco in the late 1970s with a goal to "expiate all stigmatic guilt and promulgate universal joy". There are now thousands of nuns all over the world including 30 in Britain, some of whom we meet in Tom Stephan's short documentary, which follows the Sisters' work as active campaigners in the LGBT community. The film features an interview with Derek Jarman at the Soho Valentine's Day parade, one of his last screen appearances before his death in February 1994. Jarman was canonised by the Sisters and proclaimed Saint Derek of Dungeness of the Order of Celluloid Knights.
1989 32 mins
A far reaching interview with multifaceted artist Derek Jarman, conducted in 1987 by producer and critic Simon Field as part of the ICA Guardian Conversations series.
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