Margaret Tait’s Edinburgh Shorts

  • 83 mins

The work of an extraordinary poet and filmmaker who, from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, maintained a film studio on Rose Street.

Tait's lyrical films capture the vibrancy of an important period in Scottish culture. In addition to Tait’s better-known films, such as Rose Street (1956) and Hugh MacDiarmid, a Portrait (1964), this programme features newly re-discovered work, including Palindrome (1964), a film starring Stella Cartwright, also known as 'The Muse of Rose Street'.

Screening in this programme:

Rose Street/1956/ 20 min
These Walls/1974/6 min
Princes St/3 min
Royal Mile/3 min
Edinburgh General /2 min
Hugh MacDiarmid, A Portrait/1964/9 min
Palindrome/1964/4 min
Where I am is Here/1964/35 min
 

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