Rose Theatre

Women & Film

A group of very talented women dominate our screens beginning this Friday, August 11th. Zoe Lister-Jones is the writer, director and star of BAND AID, the hilarious feature about Ana (Lister-Jones) and her husband Ben (Adam Pally), who can't stop fighting. In a last ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into song, and with the help of their neighbor Dave, (Fred Armisen), they start a band. A story of love, loss and rock and roll, BAND AID is a witty and perceptive view of modern love, with some seriously catchy tunes.

Past Rocky's Reviews

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

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

This Week, 4/27/16

Spring Has Sprung!, 4/20/16

Spring Salutations, 4/14/16

This Week, 4/8/16

This Week, 3/30/16

J.J. Abrams, Sally Field and more., 3/23/16

New movies!, 3/18/16

A Week of Incredible International Cinema, 3/9/16

Michael Moore, Mustang, Maggie Smith and more, 3/1/16

Kaufman, Bergman, Moore and more., 2/24/16

7 Days of Oscar, 45 Years, Macbeth and more., 2/17/16

45 Years, Coen Brothers, Les Liasons Dangereuses and more, 2/10/16

Special Member Event + 6 New Movies!, 2/2/16

Elvis, Held-Over movies, Laurie Anderson, 1/26/16

This Week, 1/20/16

This Week, 1/12/16

This Week, 1/7/16

This Week, 12/31/15

Star Wars and The Big Short, 12/23/15

Spotlight Earns the Spotlight, 11/25/15

A Bounty of Great Movies, 11/20/15

Shakespeare & Cumberbatch Thrill Audiences, 11/10/15

On Tap at the Rose, 11/7/15

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 40th Anniversary, 10/28/15

My Fair Lady: Winner of 8 Academy Awards, 10/15/15

Davis Guggenheim, 10/14/15

Lili Tomlin, 9/30/15

Meru, 8/19/15

Tangerine, 8/12/15

Hot Weather, Cool Movies, 7/28/15

Classics Night in the Starlight Room, 7/21/15

Amy -  Directed by Asif Kapadia, 7/20/15

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, 7/1/15

Manohla Dargis on The Wolfpack, 6/24/15

Pixar Rules!, 6/16/15

The Salt of the Earth and Woman in Gold Return, 6/14/15

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, 6/2/15

Stratford Festival in HD, 5/29/15

Kristen Stewart in THE CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA, 5/6/15

Wild Tales is Wild Indeed, 4/28/15

The Alloy Orchestra Returns With Son of the Sheik, 4/23/15

The Hunting Ground: 2 weekend showings, 4/14/15

The Wrecking Crew Rocks!, 4/10/15

Seymour: An Introduction and The Wrecking Crew, 4/1/15

Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem and Red Army, 3/27/15

‘71, 3/20/15

Dance 422, 3/10/15

And Now For Something Completely Different, 3/3/15

Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne: Master Filmmakers, 2/25/15

Paul Newman: Coors Connoisseur, 2/20/15

Stewart Stern (1922 - 2015), 2/12/15

Mary Dore - She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, 2/4/15

Academy Award Nominees - Shorts, 1/27/15

     If you've never heard of Florence Pugh, and I hadn't, that's about to change. This 21-year-old English actress is garnering glowing reviews as LADY MACBETH. "Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch." - Variety. "Newcomer Florence Pugh, in a performance that will soon become legendary, dives deep into this terrifically twisted, erotic thriller and makes it matter." -Rolling Stone. LADY MACBETH opens in the Rosebud this Friday.

     Would it be a real summer without a raunchy sex comedy? Not as far as Hollywood is concerned. GIRLS TRIP and a Starlight Room cocktail seems like a match made in R-rated heaven. Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish bring some serious fun to their roles in this good-hearted celebration of friendship. It's a BRIDESMAIDS-meets-THE HANGOVER comedy, "as funny as it needs to be, and possibly funnier." -Seattle Times

     David Lean's OLIVER TWIST in the Starlight Room tonight with film scholar Ted Walch is sold out. Part 2 of ANGELS IN AMERICA: PERESTROIKA plays this Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. THE BIG SICK and ATOMIC BLONDE play through Thursday (8/10) only. AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWERis holding over in the Rose for another week.

     Although it's more than a month away, I'm very excited to have just booked MY JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA from director Bertrand Tavernier. Tavernier's perspective on movies is matched only by that of Martin Scorsese. This magnificent, epic documentary has been a lifetime in the making. His observations and reminiscences are never less than penetrating and always deeply personal. "Any cineaste worth his salt will want to devour this film. It's a love letter straight from the heart." -Screen Daily. The movie plays the four days following the Port Townsend Film Festival - Monday, Sept. 18 - Thursday, Sept. 21. View the trailer.