A beguiling and thought-provoking documentary from Mark Cousins (The Story of Film).  

On the day before an operation to save his eyesight, Mark explores what looking means to him, and the role our visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives. In a deeply personal meditation, he guides us through the riches of the visible world, through a kaleidoscope of imagery across cultures and eras, drawing on art history, biology, neuroscience, psychology, poetry and philosophy. 

Running time: 1h47, including ads and trailers. 

Audio Description is available for this film. To discuss using the headsets and to book your ticket, you can call us from 10am to 10pm from Wednesday to Sunday on 01595 745 500. You can also ask about using the headsets by visiting us in person at the box office, or by sending an email to info@shetlandarts.org.


Please be aware you must be aged 15 or over to see this film, and you may be required to show photographic I.D. to gain entry to the cinema. 

Following the change in COVID guidance there are no longer distancing measures in place in the cinema screens, but face coverings must be worn unless you're eating or drinking, and we're requesting that customers take their own rubbish with them at the end of the film and put it in the bins provided. Cinemas will be thoroughly cleaned between each screening, and there is hand sanitiser available throughout the building.