About Queer Time, Queer Space: Jubilee + New Queer Shorts

Queen Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future and she’s transported 400 years to a postapocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fascistic police, scattered filth, and twisted sex. Legendary British filmmaker Derek Jarman channels political dissent and creative daring into a revolutionary blend of history, fantasy, cinematic experimentation, satire, anger, fashion, and philosophy. Starring cultural icons Jordan, Toyah Willcox, Little Nell, Jayne County, Adam Ant, and Brian Eno. 100% on Rotten Tomatoes! [106 mins; drama, fantasy; English]

Jubilee will be preceded by three short films:

  • Lorraine Was on the News [Doron Max Hagay | 3 min | 2018 | NR]: Grey Gardens meets your nosy NYC neighbor.
  • One Year of Khadijah and Pauline [Lee Manansala | 15 min | 2020 | NR]: Two Parisians fall in and out of love within the space of one year.
  • Dominant Species [Joseph Sackett | 19 min | 2019 | NR]: 10 aliens in human host bodies learn how to be men.

"Ahead of its time and often frighteningly accurate in its predictions, [Jubilee] is a fascinating historical document and a gorgeous work of film art." — The Criterion Collection

"Jarman's sophomore film is a Molotov cocktail of celluloid—a film that practically dares you to watch it." — Film Threat

"One of the most original, bold, and exciting features to have come out of Britain in the 1970s." — Variety

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

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