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The Rose is a little jewel of a cinema with a world-class line-up of movies, plays, ballets and operas from around the globe. Our generous, culture-loving fans are the heart of this historic theatre, and part of what makes Port Townsend so rich and so unique.

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Apollo 11

A cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the hear t of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.

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The Misfits - Starlight Room

The Misfits - Starlight Room

Starlight Classics Night. While filing for a divorce Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland (Clark Gable) and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli (Eli Wallach). The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move into Guido's half-finished desert home together. When grizzled ex-rodeo rider Perce Howland (Montgomery Clift) arrives, the unlikely foursome strike up a business capturing wild horses. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 2/20 7:30

If Beale Street Could Talk - Starlight Room - Ends Thursday 2/21

In early 1970s Harlem, daughter and wife-to-be Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny. Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together, but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Rated R, 121 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
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Wed, 2/20 - Thu, 2/21 4:15
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They Shall Not Grow Old - Rose Theatre - Ends Thursday 2/21

This acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of World War I, using film footage captured at the time, now presented in a way the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, director Peter Jackson (LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy) puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it. In 2D, Rated R, 99 min. $12 non-members, $8 Rose members.
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Wed, 2/20 - Thu, 2/21 4:30
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Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration - Rose Theatre - Ends Sunday 2/24

Back by popular demand! Join an incredible array of singers and musicians who came together to honor one of the world’s most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday. Performers include Kris Kristofferson, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Seal, James Taylor, Rufus Wainwright, Graham Nash and more. 120 min. $15 non-members, $10 Rose members. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 2/20 1:30, 7:30
Thu, 2/21 7:30
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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sat, 2/23 - Sun,2/24 12:45
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Cold War - Rosebud Cinema

In the ruins of post-WWII Poland, pianist Wiktor is commissioned by the Soviet state to form a musical ensemble to help rekindle national pride. Whilst touring the villages in search of talent he meets the beautiful Zula, a fiery and charismatic singer with a past, and the two fall passionately in love. When a performance in Berlin offers the pair an opportunity for escape to the West, a last-minute decision finds them stranded on either side of the Iron Curtain. Rated R, 89 min. In Polish w/English subtitles. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 2/20 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Thu, 2/21 4:00, 7:00
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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 2/22 - Thu, 2/28 4:15
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Green Book - Starlight Room

When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Rated PG-13, 130 min. Starlight Room is a 21+ venue, ID required. Seats 46 and sells out quickly. Seating begins 45 minutes before show time.
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Wed, 2/20 No Show
Thu, 2/21 7:40 selling fast
Fri, 2/22 - Thu, 2/28 7:15
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Fighting With My Family - Rose Theatre - Starts Friday 2/22

FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY is a heartwarming comedy based on the incredible true story of WWE Superstar Paige™. Born into a tight-knit wrestling family, Paige and her brother Zak are ecstatic when they get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try out for WWE. But when only Paige earns a spot in the competitive training program, she must leave her family and face this new, cut-throat world alone. PG-13, 108 min.
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 2/22 4:00, 7:00
Sat, 2/23 2:15, 4:45, 7:10
Sun, 2/24 1:15, 4:00, 7:00
Mon, 2/25 - Tue 2/26 4:00, 7:00
Wed, 2/27 1:15, 4:00, 7:00
Thu, 2/28 4:00, 7:00
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Arctic - Rosebud Cinema - Starts Friday 2/22

A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp, or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive. Starring Mads Mikkelson.
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Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 2/22 4:30, 7:30
Sat, 2/23 - Sun, 2/24 1:45, 4:30, 7:30
Mon, 2/25 - Tue, 2/26 4:30, 7:30
Wed, 2/27 1:45, 4:30, 7:30
Thu, 2/28 4:30, 7:30
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I'm Not Running - Rose Theatre

An explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre of London and broadcast to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. 2 hrs, 45 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 2/23 11:00
Sun, 3/3 11:00
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Coming Soon

La Fille du Regiment

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. 2 hrs, 55 min.

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Room at the Top

Classics Night! New-in-town, working-class Laurence Harvey sets his sights way high – on the daughter of his gloweringly formidable boss – but finds himself diverted by the more mature and sensuous Simone Signoret, in an Academy Award-winning performance, with another one going to Neil Paterson for his adaptation of the steamy John Braine novel. “Permanently altered the social content of British cinema.” – Roy Sherwood

Captain Marvel
Starts 3/8

Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) gets caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Lee Pace, Djimon Honsou, Annette Bening and more.

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Say Anything

It's the 30th anniversary of this filmed-in-Seattle Cameron Crowe romance. Starring John Cusack, Ione Skye, Lili Taylor and John Mahoney. "She's gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen."

NY Export: Opus Jazz

Dance on Camera Tour. In 1958, Jerome Robbins’s “ballet in sneakers” became a hit. In 2010, the choreography was reimagined for the screen, taking a new generation of dancers to various locations around the city where these character-driven interludes take place. With its jazzy score and urban vibe, the film moves with the rhythms of the city that so often inspired Robbins.

Gravity Hero - West Coast Premier

Dance on Camera Tour. Trey McIntyre was one of the busiest young choreographers of his generation when he mysteriously shuttered his dance company. This sudden end is the backdrop of McIntyre’s introspective documentary, which explores themes of creativity, loss, and transformation embodied in the dances choreographed during the company’s life. Excerpts from some of his best known pieces include “Ma Maison,” inspired by his encounters with the New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band. McIntyre will join us for a Q&A following the film!

Dance Shorts: Narrative and Experimental

This program explores a wide range of possibilities in filmmaking that bridge cinema and dance in ways that alter one's perception of both mediums.

Perfectly Normal For Me

Dance on Camera Tour. Alexandria, Jake, Caitlin and Veronica, ages 5 to 15, want to change the conversation. They reveal in their own words what it’s like to deal with the literal ups and downs of a challenged life. We first meet them in a unique after-school dance program in Queens, New York. With a diverse group of dedicated teenage volunteers, dancers and helpers work together for a year toward a jubilant sprint recital.

Play Serious

Dance on Camera Tour. RARE BIRDS, also by T.M. Rives, was a hit at the Rose’s first Dance on Camera festival in 2016. The director returns with PLAY SERIOUS, which follows the trials and tribulations of Alexander Ekman’s process of creating his new ambitious work for the Paris Opera Ballet. Ekman directed the groundbreaking production of A SWAN LAKE at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.

If The Dancer Dances

Dance on Camera Tour. If a dance is not danced, it vanishes. Former Merce Cunningham dancer Lise Friedman and director Maia Wechsler follow a group of New York City’s top modern dancers as they reconstruct RainForest, an iconic work by the legendary Cunningham.

Ballet Now

Dance on Camera Tour. BALLET NOW provides a rare glimpse into what it takes to create a one-of-a-kind dance extravaganza. Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet’s Prima Ballerina, is the first woman to curate LA Music Center’s famed BalletNOW. With dancers from around the globe, Tiler executes a groundbreaking vision that brings together tap, hip-hop, ballet and even clown artistry (Bill Irwin), while simultaneously producing, directing and dancing in multiple pieces.

American Tap

Dance on Camera Tour. The history of tap is an ever-evolving panorama of inclusion, adversity, and reinvention. This in-depth documentary is an absorbing narrative about a quintessentially American dance form – from it origins, to the historic and cultural events that shaped it, to its present day rebirth as a vibrant art form.

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After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. "A masterpiece." - Wall Street Journal

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Something Wild

The 1986 cult classic, directed by Jonathan Demme, comes to the Starlight! Free-spirited Lulu (Melanie Griffith) sets her sights on uptight banker Charles (Jeff Daniels) for a little bit of fun. Their relationship starts off simple enough with a tryst and some modest adventure, but Lulu wants Charles to pose as her husband at a high school reunion. It seems harmless until Lulu's actual husband (Ray Liotta) shows up.

Levitated Mass

Community Arts Film Series. When pioneering and artist Michael Heizer finds the giant boulder he’s been searching for since 1968, it sets off an epic struggle to realize one of America’s newest and largest public artworks, ‘Levitated Mass.’ The 340-ton rock’s journey from a desert quarry to a perch atop Heizer’s gigantic, walled slot in the earth at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art attracted international media and challenged the imagination of thousands. "Wonderfully entertaining." - LA Weekly

Starts 3/22

A young woman M.D. intends to fulfill her dream by setting sail alone to a remote island in the Atlantic. She – and her well-equipped, state-of-the-art sailboat – seem ready for anything. But following a violent storm, she finds herself approaching an endangered vessel, overloaded with refugees.

On Her Shoulders
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23-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people.

The Sleeping Beauty

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). Classical ballet at its finest.

Die Walküre

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. The second installment of Wagner's Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts. 5 hrs, 20 min, with intermissions.

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Sydney Lumet Series: 12 Angry Men

Film scholar and educator Ted Walch presents the films of Sidney Lumet. 12 ANGRY MEN (1957) follows the closing argument of a murder trial, and the jury who must deliberate. One juror (Henry Fonda) casts doubt on elements of the case. Join Mr. Walch as he shares his considerable knowledge about Lumet and this particular film.

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Sidney Lumet Series: Network

Film scholar and educator Ted Walch presents the films of Sidney Lumet. NETWORK (1976) stars Peter Finch as a veteran news anchorman who discovers he is being put out to pasture. He launches into an angry televised rant "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!!" Also starring Faye Dunaway. Mr. Walch is a favorite of the Starlight audiences, always bringing fantastic insight to the films in his hand-picked series.

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Sidney Lumet Series: Running on Empty

Film scholar and educator Ted Walch presents the films of Sidney Lumet. RUNNING ON EMPTY (1988) stars Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti as fugitives, perpetually on the run from federal authorities. On the verge of adulthood, their son Danny (River Pheonix) longs to set out on his own. Mr. Walch rounds out his hand-selected film series with this wonderful film.

What is Democracy?
Starts 4/5

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

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Citizen Ruth

CITIZEN RUTH is the story of Ruth Stoops (Laura Dern), a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly dissolves into a media circus. Directed by Alexander Payne (SIDEWAYS, ELECTION, THE DESCENDANTS, NEBRASKA).


Community Arts Film Series. Through a leisurely tour through the world famous Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for legendary writers, composers, painters and other artists from around the world, FOREVER provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the transcendental importance of art in our lives, on our need to commune with the spirits of the departed, and perhaps on our own mortality as well. 50 min.

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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Nadine Labaki, CAPERNAUM follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, takes care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil and her baby son, Yonas, is jailed for a crime, and finally, seeks justice in a courtroom.

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In Christian Petzold’s brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee, flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman.

The Golden Age

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!

Meet Me at the Movies - Rose Theatre
5/7, 8/6, 11/12

Free! A unique film experience, Meet Me at the Movies is designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, which can be enjoyed by all adults. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by facilitated audience discussion; part of the Frye Art Museum's Creative Aging initiative, an offering of programs for adults to experience the rich potential of aging through engagement with the arts and connection with others. 90 min. First come, first seated.

Dialogues de Carmélites

Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc's devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress. 3 hrs, 30 min with intermission.

Marina Abromovic: The Artist is Present

Community Arts Film Series. Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge and move us. Boundaries are crossed, consciousness expanded, and art as we know it is reborn. She is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time.

Carmen Suite/Petrushka

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema. Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet.