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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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Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem

Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem

This hypnotic film is the story of a woman wronged by men and God, if finally, in a sense, redeemed by cinema. Under Israeli law, a woman can be divorced only if her husband presents her with a religious bill of divorce called a gett. Vivian - brought to powerful life by Ronit Elkabetz with currents of humility - is at once a fleshed-out character, a political metaphor, a shout to heaven and earth. 115 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/29 - Thu, 4/2 4:00
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Red Army

Red Army

During the Cold War, the fate of the Soviet hockey team seemed a matter of life and death. Gabe Polsky's moving, exceptionally entertaining and funny documentary explores this phenomenon through the wild tale of Viacheslave "Slava" Fetisov, an extraordinarily talented, charismatic defenseman and youngest ever captain of the national team. 85 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sun, 3/29 - Thu, 4/2 4:15
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PTFF Presents: Women & Film

PTFF Presents: Women & Film

Port Townsend Film Festival presents a mini spring festival with a very specific focus: Women & Film. Choose from nine thought-provoking films produced by women, and meet seven filmmakers (directors, cinematographers, producers and screenwriters) in person, attending for the whole weekend.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The follow-up to the wildly popular Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, about a young Indian hotelier and his Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, and Richard Gere as the hotel's hilarious clientele.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sun, 3/29 - Thu, 4/2 7:00
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McFarland, USA

McFarland, USA

nspired by the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/29 -Thu, 4/2 6:45
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Insurgent

Insurgent

The follow up to the very popular Divurgent, this film raises the stakes for Tris (Shailene Woodley) as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris and Four (Theo James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite Elite.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/29 - Thu, 4/2 4:30, 7:10
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Coming Soon

Danny Collins
4/3 - 4/9

Al Pacino stars as aging rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers an undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a journey to rediscover his family, find true love, and begin a second act. Costarring Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner and Bobby Cannavale. 106 min.

The Wrecking Crew
4/3 - 4/9

The story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960's. It didn't matter if it was Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Byrds or the Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair that made the American West Coast Sound a dominant cultural force around the world. 101 min.

It Follows
4/3 - 4/9

For 19-year-old Jay, the fall should be about school, boys, and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can't shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind. 100 min.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers
4/5, 4/11

This masterwork by famed playwright David Hare is based on a book by Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Katherine Boo. A tumultuous play on an epic scale about modern-day India, and the lives of a family of slum-dwellers.

King John
4/12, 4/18

From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favor of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son.

The Salt of the Earth
Dates TBD

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.

Ivan the Terrible
4/19

Bolshoi Ballet. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. Live same day, 3 hr delay.

Queen and Country
Dates TBD

The sequel to John Boorman's 1987 triumph, Hope and Glory. Seen through the gently distorted lens of memory; a coming-of-age tale set in a comparatively innocent era, even though the images of World War II cast a long shadow and the Korean Warm looms. A truly entertaining flick, forged by a master storyteller. 115 min.

While We're Young
Dates TBD

The latest from director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha). Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are middle-aged members of New York's creative class. When they meet a free-spirited young couple, who are spontaneous and untethered, ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion it's as if a door has opened back to their youth. A delightfully funny and real film. 97 min.

Cavallaria Rusticana/Pagliacci
4/25

Metropolitan Opera Live! Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods, but in the same Sicilian village. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci.

A View From the Bridge
4/26, 5/2

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong in this ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. Arthur Miller's masterpiece confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate Brooklyn tale.

True Story
Dates TBD

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel's relentless pursuit of Longo's true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption. 100 min.

Seymour: An Introduction
Dates TBD

Meet Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. In this wonderfully warm, witty, and intimate tribute, Seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and eye-opening words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for fulfillment. 84 min.

The Hard Problem
5/3, 5/9

Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National with this highly-anticipated new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors). A young researcher of brainscience is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet.

Son of the Sheik with Alloy Orchestra Live!
5/17/15

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.

Antony and Cleopatra
5/30, 6/7

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.

Man and Superman
5/31, 6/6

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.

Everyman
8/2, 8/8

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.

Hamlet
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.

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