The Belmont Cinema on Sunday 13 October 2013, 6pm. A Q & A with the director will follow the screenings.

‘Time is a Country’, 1987, (52mins) The Friends and Memories of Margaret Gardiner

Margaret Gardiner (1904-2005) made a major on-going cultural contribution to Orkney by founding the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness. A friend of D.H. Lawrence, Louis MacNiece, W.H. Auden, Barbara Hepworth, and Ben Nicholson, Gardiner lived an exemplary life of political engagement and enlightened patronage. ‘Time is Country’ documents Gardiner’s life and provides an insightful introduction to the Modern Art Movement in Britain.

‘Hallaig’, 1984, (64mins) The Poetry and Landscape of Sorley Maclean

Sorley Maclean (1911-1995) is widely regarded as the greatest poet of Gaelic Scotland. Born on the Isle of Raasay, Maclean was educated on Skye and in Edinburgh. A friend of Hugh MacDiarmid, Maclean’s work is, at once, powerfully contemporary and druidic, lyrical and highly intellectual. Presented by Seamus Heaney and Iain Crichton Smith, Neat’s film has been described as ‘startlingly beautiful’ and ‘a masterpiece that has to be seen to be believed.’