5/8 - 5/14
The ever-curious Wim Wenders has created wondrous documentaries (Buena Vista Social Club, Pina). This film is a deeply emotional portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, co-directed with Sagado's son Juliano, and is Wenders' finest nonfiction work yet. It gracefully covers Salgado's choice to leave a comfortable middle-class career to become a restless globetrotting artist. 109 min.
5/8 - 5/14
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart light up this exhilarating behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas. Maria (Binoche) is a renowned actress at the peak of her career. But when she's cast opposite a young Hollywood starlet in a new production of the play that first made her famous, she must face her fears. 124 min.
5/8 - 5/14
Borderline personality disorder turns out to be more of a laughing matter than it probably should be in Welcome to Me, a strange and often startlingly inspired media-mental illness comedy. Kristen Wiig tears into a role as a woman who wins the lottery and starts her own talk show. Her psyche is such a wonderfully demented place to be that it sends the movie into a blissful comic stratosphere. 105 min.
The Alloy Orchestra returns to the Rose with another thrilling live score! Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. Hear their stunning accompaniment to Rudolph Valentino's last and greatest silent film, Son of the Sheik, a movie of passion, betrayal and redemption. 81 min.
Playing in the Starlight Room
No American film made during the '80s was as significant in blurring the boundaries between what's real and reel. Offering a variation on the Hollywood "Wrong Man" plot (one of Hitchcock's most prevalent themes), The Thin Blue Line is a true crime tale that unfolds like a dark reverie. Followed by a discussion with Rocky Friedman and documentarian Ward Serrill.
5/22 - 5/28
Based on the literary classic from Thomas Hardy. The story of the independent, beautiful and head-strong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. 119 min.
5/22 - 5/28
Iris pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. 83 min.
From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.
Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.
American artist and former Port Townsend resident Galen Garwood returns for a screening of his documentary on the Asian elephant. After reading an article about their plight and endangerment, Garwood sold his house and all his belongings, bought a camera and set sail for Northern Thailand to make a film. 120 min.
The remarkable story of Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, aspiring filmmakers from opposite sides of the tracks who set out to find a subject for their underground movie, leading them to discover, mentor and manage the iconic band that would become known as The Who. Lambert & Stamp is charged with a mad concoction of noise, love, rebellion, artistry, and hilarity. 117 min.
6/12 - 6/18
Blythe Danner stars as a widow whose settled into her life and her age, until a series of events propel her into a renewed engagement with the people and the world around her. Costarring Sam Elliott, June Squibb, Rhea Pearlman, and Mary Kay Place.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance 2015! The uniquely funny, moving story of Greg, a high schooler who is trying to blend in and avoid deeper relationships as a teenage survival strategy. But when Greg's mom insists that he spend time with Rachel - who just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. 104 min.
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris. Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense.
11/1, 11/7, 11/8, 11/14
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament.