Play Me Something (Timothy Neat | Scotland, 1989 | 72 minutes | Rated 15)
Timothy Neat | Scotland, 1989 | 72 minutes | Rated 15
Featuring Hamish Henderson, Tilda Swinton, Liz Lochhead and Margaret Bennett, ‘Play Me Something’ is one of the great, unsung gems of Scottish cinema. Beginning with the arrival of a mysterious stranger at Barra airport, Timothy Neat’s film stages a playful celebration of oral storytelling and international solidarity that roots Scottish folk tradition within a truly global perspective.
The film was preceded by ‘When the Song Dies’ (Jamie Chambers / Scotland, 2013 / 15 minutes), a poetic documentary featuring Norman Maclean, Margaret Bennett, and the late Sheila Stewart MBE, about community memory and the Scottish oral tradition.