Coinciding with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Derek Jarman's 1978 feature-length classic Jubilee is the focus of Wednesday's special Artists' Film Club.
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 characters including Amyl Nitrite (Jordan), Bod (Jenny Runacre), Chaos (Hermine Demoriane), Crabs (Nell Campbell), and Mad (Toyah Willcox).
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. 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 amongst others.
Jubilee’s 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.
Screening Wednesday 6 June Artists Film Club events are £5 / free to ICA Members.