We're delighted that author Jessica Fox will join us for a very special screening of the epic romantic drama Out of Africa. Jessica will introduce the film and read excerpts from one of her favourite novels.
Out of Africa is based loosely on a 1937 autobiographical book written by Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Danish author Karen Blixen), with additional material from Dinesen's 1960 book Shadows on the Grass and other sources. Released in 1985, the film won seven Academy Awards (including Best Film) and stars Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
Jessica Fox is an author, screenwriter, and co-creator of The Open Book, the first bookshop holiday Airbnb. Her memoir Three Things you Need to Know About Rockets, set in South West Scotland, was Waterstones Book of the Month and named romantic memoir of the year by the Daily Mail. Currently, Jessica writes for film and TV and enjoys giving talks to all ages about film, science communication, travel and memoir writing and bookshops, especially the award-winning Open Book Airbnb in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town.
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
It is a 69 seat cinema in a former mill on the banks of the river Nith in the heart of Dumfries. It is fully accessible with a ramp to the front door. The cinema is on the first floor. The Film Theatre is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs and has an accessible toilet. The cinema has space for 4 wheelchair users - advance booking these spaces is recommended. There is a disabled badge holder's space in the car park. The restaurant area and museum on the first floor can be reached via a stair lift. The auditorium is fitted with a loop receiver which is suitable for people with hearing aids with a T switch. The RBC accepts the CEA Card (Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card). This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.