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Introduced by Houston artist David McGee

A profound reflection on art, sexuality, and identity, Caravaggio recounts the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and flirtations with the underworld. The film incorporates Caravaggio’s precise aesthetic into the visuals, while touching on all of director Derek Jarman’s major concerns: history, homosexuality, violence, and the relationship between painting and film. Nigel Terry (Excalibur) stars with Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Tilda Swinton (Orlando).

David McGee received a BFA from Prairie View A&M University. He has had solo exhibitions at numerous regional institutions, and his work belongs to collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University; and the Menil Collection. He is represented by Inman Gallery.

Generous support has been provided by the Foundation for Independent Media Arts.


Directed by Derek Jarman
(UK, 1986, 80 minutes, in English)
Brown Auditorium Theater, 35mm


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