19:00 FRI 02 NOV
GRAEMSAY COMMUNITY HALL
19:45 FRI 09 NOV
WEST SIDE CINEMA
Wolves at 16,000ft, Hyenas under lighting storms and sparring jungle Elephants. Join Orcadian wildlife cameraman Raymond Besant for an evening of ‘behind the scene’ stories on what it takes to make wildlife documentaries.
Introduced by lead actor Gerda Stevenson
Blue Black Permanent was Tait’s only feature and one of the last films she made. The film tells the story of Barbara (Celie Imrie), a woman coming to terms with the mysterious death of her mother (Gerda Stevenson). Told through a labyrinthine structure, traversing backwards and forwards across several decades, and in between various locations in Edinburgh and Orkney, the film develops many of the same themes preoccupying Tait’s shorter films and poetry, such as the endurance of places and people over time and across generations.
An evening celebration on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Margret Tait’s birth. A selection of poems read by those who knew her and/or were inspired by her work, plus a selection of films chosen by Peter Todd. The programme will include: Garden Pieces(1998), Colour Poems (1974), Three Portrait Sketches (1951) and My Room (1951).
NAE PASARAN (12A) (with Director Q & A)
19:30 MON 12 NOV