Derek's estranged father appears and wants to reconnect with the son he abandoned in childhood, but Derek uncharacteristically refuses to forgive him.
A cabaret-style talent show at the home features Derek and pals as a familiar '80s pop band and an aspiring rapper who gains respect for his elders.
Derek, Dougie and Kev take some residents to the beach, where they discover the power of sunshine, fresh air and writing dirty words on crabs.
The staff endures a painful loss that inspires Hannah and Tom to begin considering their on-again, off-again relationship in a more serious light.
Derek overindulges at his 50th birthday party; a rebellious teenage thief doing community service at the home discovers the power of self-respect.
When the authorities cite bureaucratic budget cuts as a reason to lay off the staff and transfer the residents, Hannah, Derek and Dougie fight back.
Kindly, ever-cheerful caretaker Derek Noakes introduces himself and the hard-working staff of the nursing home where they are employed.
From interviews with the subject, director Derek Jarman, recalling his childhood, with continuing narration written and read by Tilda Swinton, who debuted in his 1986 film Caravaggio, 1986, from the documentary Derek, 2008.
At the cottage garden at Dungeness, Kent, England created by their subject, director Isaac Julien and writer-narrator Tilda Swinton begin their acclaimed tribute to director Derek Jarman, Derek, 2008.
Writer-narrator Tilda Swinton's reflections carry on the story of director Derek Jarman, including provocative clips from his film The Garden, 1990 and his time at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, in Derek, 2008.
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