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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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Ex Machina

Ex Machina

In this stylish and cerebral thriller, a programer wins a competition to spend a week at the estate of his company's reclusive CEO (Oscar Isaac). He is charged him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Ava, a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated - and more deceptive - than the two men could have imagined. 108 min.

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Mon, 5/4 - Thu, 5/7 4:15, 7:15
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While We're Young

While We're Young

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.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 5/4 - Thu, 5/7 7:00
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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the epic follow-up to the biggest super hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jump start a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry, and earth's mightiest heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. 142 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 5/4 - Thu, 5/7 4:00 (2D), 7:30 (3D)
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Wild Tales

Wild Tales

An Oscar nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film, Wild Tales is a truly hilarious and spellbinding multi-story feature. Comprised of six stories, all equally enthralling, and united by a a mordant black humor. Connected thematically in dealing with revenge and retribution, each segment sets up expectations that its successor ingeniously fulfills or surpasses. 122 min.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 5/4 - Thu, 5/7 4:30
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The Hard Problem

The Hard Problem

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.

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 5/9 11:00 a.m.
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Coming Soon

The Salt of the Earth
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.

Clouds of Sils Maria
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.

Welcome to Me
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.

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.

Playing in the Starlight Room
The Thin Blue Line
5/20

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.

Far From the Madding Crowd
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.

Iris
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.

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.

Panom: Cousin to the Clouds
5/31

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.

Lambert & Stamp
Dates TBD

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.

I'll See You In My Dreams
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.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Dates TBD

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.

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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