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SCREEN-IT Season 2 #5

Film Still: A Whole New World by Rachel Maclean

23 March 2016


ATLAS Office, The Basement, Skye Gathering Hall, Portree, IV51 9BZ

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Theme: //Celebrating Women Filmmakers

This month we are honoring International Women’s Day by celebrating contemporary women filmmakers; Rachel Maclean, winner of the Glasgow Film Festival Margaret Tait Award, Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price and renowned Scottish filmmaker Margaret Tait.

We will be firstly screening A Whole New World (2014) by Rachel Maclean, which was part of the GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland festival in 2014. User Group Disco (2009) is the second work we will be screening and is part of an ongoing series called New, Ruined Institute by Elizabeth Price. Each episode in the series takes place in a different room within a fictional institution created by the artist. The third film is A Drift Back (1956) by Margaret Tait. Set in her home-town of Kirkwall, Tait was asked by Orkney District Council to document the return of families to Orkney. The film cunningly reverses preconceptions about the depopulation of the Highlands and Islands as two families are seen arriving to farm the land.

After the screening, there will be an opportunity to have an informal discussion on the films’ themes over a glass of wine or beer and some of our delicious nibbles.

Film Still: User Group Disco

 Film Still: A Drift Back by Margaret Tait