The Museum is dedicating this week’s Late Thursday programming to World AIDS Awareness Week (December 1-5), featuring a screening of director Derek Jarman's Blue (1993, 79 minutes). This haunting, visually lyrical film tells the story of the English filmmaker’s terminal struggle with AIDS, and was made after he had already substantially lost his eyesight. Initially released just four months before Jarman’s own death, discover this great artist’s last testament as a filmmaker. The film ends with the words:
No one will remember our work.
Our life will pass like the traces of a cloud,
And be scattered like mist that is chased by the rays of the sun.
For our time is the passing of a shadow, and our lives will run like sparks through the stubble.
I place a delphinium, blue, upon your grave.