EPISODE #19 – Movie Martyrdom: Derek Jarman's Sebastiane plus other visual delights
Conceived and hosted by Billy Chainsaw
PROGRAMME STARTS: 7.30PM
Admission £10 advance / £15 on the door (NB: the increase in admission price is because we have had to pay for permission to screen Derek Jarman’s SEBASTIANE)
This deluxe edition of NOVA NIGHTS is a collaborative affair between BILLY CHAINSAW and artists ADAM ESPIRA & MANKO, the curators of ‘ARROWS OF DESIRE’, a group art show celebrating the contemporary artist’s interpretation of Saint Sebastian: martyr, patron saint, queer icon – which runs at The Horse Hospital from 4 July – 21 July 2019.
Saint Sebastian has long been a source of fascination to artists, from his original religious context as a Roman martyr, through various incarnations as plague protector, sport patron to gay icon.
His stark image of baroque suffering and defiance mixed with androgynous eroticism has had a particular impact on counter and sub culture groups.
NOVA NIGHTS EPISODE #19 will explore Saint Sebastian’s movie martyrdom.
THE EVENING’S RUNNING ORDER:
• INTRODUCTION by BILLY CHAINSAW
• Et Martirium S. Sebastianus
DIR: Farrukh Hyder & Elegance and Violence
R/T 3 mins 25 secs
R/T 10 mins
• Sancte Sebastian
DIR: TONY O’CONNELL
R/T 11 mins 55 secs
• BILLY CHAINSAW & MANKO SEBASTIAN live interview with TONY O’CONNELL discussing the director’s life, work and influences + audience Q & A
• Introduction to the feature presentation…
• DEREK JARMAN’S SEBASTIANE
DIR: DEREK JARMAN
R/T 1 hr 26 mins
INTERMISSION MUSIC PROGRAMMED BY NOVA BILL