14:00 SAT 17 NOV
the projector being aimed at
a whiteish screen on its shoogly stand
was made ready to purr, when,
reel to rattling reel, the story was spun
Aonghas MacNeacail, ‘remembering which film’
Join us for the Orkney launch of Reel to Rattling Reel: Stories and Poems about Memories of Cinema-Going, edited by Sarah Neely and Nalini Paul. The anthology is part of The Major Minor Cinema, a three-year project on the history of the Highlands and Islands Film Guild (1946-71), a mobile film initiative which brought film to rural communities throughout the Highlands and Islands. The collection draws together writing selected from an open competition, alongside new commissioned work from five celebrated writers – Christine De Luca, Aonghas MacNeacail, Kevin MacNeil, Alison Miller and Christie Williamson – all of whom hail from places where the Guild screenings took place.
The launch at Stromness Books and Prints will include readings from the book’s contributors from Orkney: Alison Miller, David Sinclair and Richard Clubley.