To celebrate the launch of Sarah Neely's new book, Between Categories: The Films of Margaret Tait. Portraits, Poetry, Sound and Place, we present an afternoon of poetry readings, films and discussion exploring the work of Margaret Tait filmmaker, photographer, poet, painter, essayist and short story writer, one of the UK’s most unique and remarkable filmmakers. She was the first female filmmaker to produce a feature-length film in Scotland with her film, Blue Black Permanent (1992), and although for most of her career Tait remained focused on the goal of making a feature-length film, her most notable and groundbreaking work was arguably as a producer of short films. The originality of the work, and its refusal to accept perceived barriers of genre, media and form, continues to inspire new generations of filmmakers. Sarah Neely will be in discussion with Sophie Mayer.
Sarah Neely is a writer and academic researcher. She is a senior lecturer in Communications, Media and Culture at the University of Stirling.
Sophie Mayer is a writer, editor, educator and activist, member of queer feminist film curation collective Club des Femmes and feminist film activists Raising Films and the author of Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema (IB Tauris, 2015)