Actress Tilda Swinton collaborates with director Isaac Julien on this richly textured tribute to the late British filmmaker Derek Jarman. "Her letter is a sorrowful tribute to a friend and a defiant manifesto on behalf of playful, uninhibited, commercially marginal self-expression in the arts." (Stephen Holden, NY Times.) "Tries to have the best of everything in its portrait of painter and visionary filmmaker Derek Jarman, and for the most part, it succeeds," adds DVDTalk. "Should play just as well to Jarman's fans and the uninitiated alike."