Clinton St. Theater presents JUBILEE



Sometimes movies are about music and musicians, be they documentary or features. Sometimes it's a movie's soundtrack that stays with you long after the story line and characters have faded.

On Music Sundays, we're bringing some of the most interesting music movies over the last one hundred plus years of filmmaking and from all corners of the globe.

Coming up:

March 6 -- JUBILEE (United Kingdom, 1978)

March 13 -- SMITHEREENS (USA, 1982)


March 27 -- HYPE! (USA, 1976)

Clinton St. Theater presents JUBILEE


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One of the more bleak but imaginative nihilist films to come out of England in the 1970s.

Dennis Schwartz, Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews


Flawed but fascinating, deliriously self-indulgent and perverse, it's the cinematic equivalent of having a mouthful of bile gobbed in your eye.

Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine


It would be easy to dismiss Jubilee as being an opportunistic mess but, with auteurs like Jarman, the default presumption is that everything onscreen is intentional and everything has some kind of meaning.

Lee Broughton, PopMatters

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Derek Jarman
United Kingdom
106 minutes

When Queen Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future, she’s transported 400 years to a post-apocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fascistic police, scattered filth, and twisted sex.

With Jubilee, legendary British filmmaker Derek Jarman channeled political dissent and artistic daring into a revolutionary blend of history and fantasy, musical and cinematic experimentation, satire and anger, fashion and philosophy. With its uninhibited punk petulance and sloganeering, Jubilee brings together many cultural and musical icons of the time, including Jordan, Toyah Willcox, Little Nell, Wayne County, Adam Ant, and Brian Eno (with his first original film score), to create a genuinely unique, unforgettable vision.

Ahead of its time and often frighteningly accurate in its predictions, it is a fascinating historical document and a gorgeous work of film art.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away.

$6 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE. (includes a $1 service fee)