Rose Theatre

Tully & Giselle

For Charlize Theron, acting means going beyond the script. And she doesn't shy away from subverting traditional notions of beauty to get into character: wearing mottled makeup and rotting teeth to play the serial killer Aileen Wuornos in MONSTER (and winning an Oscar); adding sinewy muscle and shaving her head as the one-armed warrior Furiosa in MAD MAX: FURY ROAD; fighting so hard in hand-to-hand combat while filming ATOMIC BLONDE that she bruised ribs and cracked teeth.

Past Rocky's Reviews

The Boss, 5/15/19

Aretha, 5/9/19

Emily, 5/1/19

Buddy & Ash, 4/16/19

Shazam! & More, 4/10/19

Agnés Varda, 4/2/19

STYX & Lumet, 3/25/19

GLORIA, 3/23/19

Levitated Mass, 3/13/19

Dance Camera Tour, 3/12/19

Member Benefits, 2/13/19

Cold War, 2/6/19

Dance on Camera Tour, 1/24/19

Joni @ 75, 1/16/19

New Year’s Eve, 1/3/19

Writers, 12/6/18

Widows, 11/29/18

Hate / Heal, 11/4/18

Free Solo, 10/25/18

Wife / Colette, 10/13/18

A Star is Born, 10/4/18

Gilda & Co., 9/25/18

Sweet Spot, 9/12/18

Programming Movies, 8/30/18

Spike Lee, 8/16/18

Marc Forster, 8/2/18

New York, 7/26/18

Fathers & Daughters, 7/15/18

Fred, 7/7/18

Rider / Rogers, 6/27/18

Write with Light, 6/15/18

The Two Rachels, 6/6/18

Disobedience, 5/31/18

RBG, 5/16/18

Senior Superheroes, 4/28/18

Northwest Stories, 4/19/18

Woof!, 4/14/18

Sonia & Andy, 4/5/18

Comedy! Comedy! Comedy!, 3/29/18

Stormy Weather, 3/14/18

Allison Janney, 3/2/18

Oscar Week, 2/22/18

Sam Shepard, 2/9/18

Hedy Lamarr, 1/31/18

Best Parent, 1/27/18

The Shape of Water, 1/10/18

Rosamond Purcell, 1/6/18

Goldsworthy & Oldman, 12/28/17

Frances McDormand, 12/24/17

Star Wars and Lady Bird, 12/13/17

Paris Pilgrimage, 11/28/17

Greta Gerwig, 11/22/17

Refrigerators, 11/16/17

Herb & Dorothy and more, 11/13/17

Remarkable Individuals, 11/1/17

Loving Vincent, 10/26/17

Royalty Rules, 10/13/17

Battle of the Sexes, 9/28/17

Greetings From Telluride, 9/10/17

Wind River & Spain, 8/31/17

Columbus, 8/25/17

Women & Film, 8/10/17

Inconvenient Sequel, 8/6/17

Mother & Daughter, 7/14/17

25th Anniversary, 6/27/17

Wonder Woman, 6/3/17

Laura, Chuck & Norman, 5/20/17

Happy Trails, Renée, 5/13/17

A Swan Lake, 5/3/17

Swiss Cows, 4/25/17

Dance on Camera - Day 2, 4/23/17

Zucchini, 4/6/17

Robert Osborne, 3/7/17

Poetry, 2/24/17

Amadeus, 2/2/17

POP QUIZ!, 1/21/17

I Am Not Your Negro, 1/12/17

Tangoheart, 1/5/17

Star-struck, 12/21/16

From the Balcony, 11/17/16

Mahler & Mom, 11/12/16

Alvin Ailey, 11/3/16

Community Arts Film Series, 9/29/16

17th Port Townsend Film Festival, 9/23/16

Off to Telluride, 8/31/16

PTFF Essay, 8/23/16

Wild Flowers, 8/2/16

Music Movies, 7/22/16

Summer Movies, 7/13/16

It’s Our Anniversary, 7/9/16

This Week, 6/30/16

Summer’s Greetings, 6/22/16

Love is in the air!, 6/17/16

5 New Movies, 6/8/16

Food Movies, 6/1/16

Tim Burton and more!, 5/28/16

This Week’s Great Films, 5/18/16

Steampunk Animation, Walken, Berlin Phil and more., 5/11/16

The King and I, My Golden Days and more., 5/4/16

     So she wasn't about to climb into a wear padding for TULLY, her second collaboration, after YOUNG ADULT, with director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody. 

     For the film, which opens Friday in the Rose and Starlight Room, she gained nearly 50 pounds to play Marlo, an end-of-her-tether mother of three who reluctantly accepts her wealthy brother's gift of a night-nurse, the Mary Poppins-esque Tully. (Excerpted from The New York Times) "Charlize Theron gives a fearless performance." - Variety. "A bitingly funny, deeply empathetic ode to motherhood." - Film Journal. Listen to this great interview with Ms. Theron on NPR.

     Known for his fusion of contemporary dance and Indian kathak dance, Akram Kahn's much talked-about reimagining of GISELLE updates the famous 1841 classic to a world of migrant workers and powerful landlords. The production by the English National Ballet was an immediate success with both critics and the public when it premiered in 2016. We're presenting this stunning production this Saturday and Sunday in the Rose at noon. "It may well rank as a masterpiece of 21st century dance." -Mail on Sunday

     AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR literally set world attendance records this past weekend, and continues for a second week in the Rose. Both DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY and LIVES WELL LIVED close out their engagements this Thursday. And Wes Anderson's ISLE OF DOGS is here for one more week, moving upstairs to the Starlight Room Friday as matinees.

     FROM HERE TO ETERNITY this Wednesday night in the Starlight is sold out, and tickets are going fast for HAIR (5/12) and the hilarious BALL OF FIRE (5/16) with Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper.