Cinema in the country: the rural cinema scheme – Orkney (1946-67)

Goode, I. (2011) Cinema in the country: the rural cinema scheme – Orkney (1946-67). Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, 30(2), pp. 17-31.



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The act of transporting cinema to and exhibiting films for the rural communities of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland has attracted a fair amount of press attention at home and abroad recently ("Box Office"). This is partly due to the events pioneered by the British actress Tilda Swinton and the writer and critic Mark Cousins. This began with the film festival The Ballerina Ballroom Cinema of Dreams held in Nairn on the north east coast of Scotland in 2008, followed a year later by A Pilgrimage which involved tugging a mobile cinema along an exhibition route from Fort Augustus to Nairn incorporating Loch Ness. These initiatives and less publicized others, such as The Small Islands Film Festival (2007-2009), are born of a passionate desire to not only take a preferred vision of cinema to selected areas of rural Scotland, but also, to offer potential audiences a different cinema-going experience by challenging what might be considered the norms of film exhibition.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Goode, Dr Ian
Authors: Goode, I.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
Publisher:Texas A&M University-Commerce
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First Published:First published in Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 30(2)
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