Five Minutes With/Rob Mccrae

It's time for a quick break and a chat, maybe a cup of tea, maybe a KitKat if you're that way inclined. (We are).

Every now and then we're going to have a 5 minute break with someone from a local community.

So grab a brew and put your feet up for five minutes for a sit down and a chat.

This time round we're having a 5 minute break with Rob MccRae. He's the manager at the Notting Hill Gate cinema.

Hi Rob. Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?

​I manage a small arthouse cinema in the centre of Notting Hill. I used to be a music journalist. For a week, in the 90's, I worked in a potato factory. ​I've never seen my Dad without a moustache.

Perks of the job?

Free films, getting to know regulars, working with people you like.​

If there was one thing that you would urge anyone to watch what would it be?

​I think the film that has had the most impact on me in the last two years has been Whiplash. I've never experienced an audience break into spontaneous applause at the end of a film before (it happened all three times I saw it)​.

If there was one thing that you would urge anyone to listen to what would it be?

​I really like the 17 min live version of November Hotel by 90's grunge super group Mad Season. I've listened to it 14,000 times.​

What's your favourite play?

​Oleana by David Mamet. Bash. Later Day Plays - Neil Labute. Dealers Choice - Patrick Marber. Hurly Burly - David Rabe​

What inspires you?

​People who have a lot of projects on​.

What's the best thing about the local community in which you work?

​It's stuck in the 90​'s.

Lastly, what's for dinner tonight?

​Probably some greens, I'm trying to live a long life​.

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Until the next time.

All the best, Bourne West.

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