THE Scottish director of a critically-acclaimed film will be among the audience in East Linton when his work takes to the big screen.

Pix in the Stix, East Linton’s community cinema, has been selected as one of the UK’s pre-release hosts of Neither Wolf Nor Dog.

Director Steven Lewis Simpson asked the community group, which is celebrating its 10th year, if it would like to show the film as part of its first run in the UK.

Julia Edmonds, from Pix in the Stix, was looking forward to the screening in East Linton Community Hall on Saturday.

She said: “I had heard of the film and contacted the distributors to find out when it would be released in the UK.

“It has had amazing reviews and I knew the film had been made by a Scottish director.

“I was quite literally gobsmacked to be asked to be part of the first run in the UK and, with a question-and-answer session with Steven, it really is quite an honour.

“This is the sort of thing a small group like ours can only dream of.”

The film, based on a bestselling novel, had its first run in the USA.

The story takes the audience on a road trip through contemporary and historical Lakota life and culture.

The main character in the story is played by 95-year-old Native American Dave Bald Eagle.

His performance on screen has been described as a landmark and of huge importance.

Doors open at 7pm, with tickets, £5, available from Barney’s in East Linton or Dunbar’s Crunchy Carrot.

Any unsold tickets will be for sale on the door.

The event is in association with Carers of East Lothian, who will also be showing a short film.