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Maggie's Plan

Maggie's Plan

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An exceptional romantic comedy directed by Rebecca Miller (THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE). A young woman longing to start a family (Greta Gerwig) becomes involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor (Ethan Hawke) and his theorist wife (Julianne Moore). R, 98 min.

Hockney

Hockney

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HOCKNEY is the definitive exploration of one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given unprecedented access to his personal archive of photographs and films, resulting in a frank and unparalleled visual diary of his long life.

Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright offers a unique view of this unconventional artist who is now reaching new peaks of popularity worldwide. As charismatic as ever, at 77 years old he is still working in the studio seven days a week.

“It’s been said that there was something of the holiday about David Hockney, that, despite personal loss, he sees the world with holiday eyes, as if for the first time. I wanted to capture this attitude without taking away the mystery and magic of a great artist.”  - Randall Wright

NR 112 min.

April and the Extraordinary World April and the Extraordinary World April and the Extraordinary World April and the Extraordinary World

April and the Extraordinary World

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"TERRIFIC! A film with instant-classic appeal!" — Variety
April and the Extraordinary World

From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.

"WONDERFUL! An exciting roller coaster ride!" - io9.com

"GORGEOUS! An absolutely charming film!"-  tor.com

"An animated steampunk wonder!" - A.V. Club

PG, 106 min.

One More Time One More Time

One More Time

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One More Time

A lovely indie musical dramedy starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard as father and daughter. One on the downhill path from musical stardom, the other seeking a way for herself in the world.

The More the Merrier The More the Merrier The More the Merrier

The More the Merrier

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Wed, 6/22 7:30
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The More the Merrier

To fully appreciate The More the Merrier, it is important to know that, during WW2, there was an acute housing shortage in Washington DC. This is why elderly Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn) is obliged to share a tiny DC apartment with pretty Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur) and handsome Joe Carter (Joel McCrea). After nearly two reels of misunderstandings, the trio becomes accustomed to their curious living arrangement. Joe takes a platonic liking to Connie, but she's engaged to stuffy bureaucrat Charles J. Pendergast (Richard Gaines).

Sizing up the situation, foxy Benjamin contrives to bring Connie and Joe together, in spite of themselves. Things get dicey when Joe endeavors to complete a top-secret mission for the Air Force, which leads to all sorts of comic complications and misguided remonstrations. Throughout the film, director George Stevens and the four-man screenwriting staff deliberately tweak the noses of the Hays Office, getting by with any number of censorable offenses by deftly and tastefully sidestepping the obvious. Especially potent is the scene in which Joe tries to seduce Connie by talking about everything except seduction: it's also fun to watch Dingle robustly repeat the word "Damn" over and over, getting away with this breach of censorship because he's quoting Admiral "Damn the Torpedoes" Farragut.

An Academy Award went to Charles Coburn, while nominations were bestowed upon Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, George Stevens, the screenwriters, and the film itself (excerpted from Rotten Tomatoes).

A Ballerina's Tale

A Ballerina's Tale

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Few dancers make it to the highest levels of classical ballet. Of that already small number only a fraction of them are black women. Misty Copeland, from the small California city of San Pedro, has pulled herself up the ladder at American Ballet Theater (ABT) from the studio company to the corps de ballet to soloist. The only rung in the ladder left to climb is principal dancer aka prima ballerina.

In 2013, after more than a decade at American Ballet Theatre Misty was offered the lead role in Igor Stravinsky's Firebird to be performed at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, a major coup for a soloist.

The night of her performance Misty danced beautifully. But at the celebration afterwards she revealed she had been performing in great pain. Later Misty found out that she had six fractures in her left shin. Without corrective surgery the shin might one day break. Many doubted she would dance again.

A Ballerina's Tale is then an intimate look at this artist during a crucial period of her life. The bulk of the film is a cinema verité influenced look at Misty's journey, from the triumph of Firebird, the painful road back to dancing and to an unexpected third act where Misty not only returns to the American Ballet Theatre stage but emerges as a pop star in the process.

Misty Copeland's career shines a light on several challenges within the world of classical ballet: the absence of women of color at major companies despite so many gifted black women ready to make the leap; the emphasis on skinny bodies for ballerinas impacts the health of professional dancers and sends a negative message to young fans around the world. Misty, because of her race and her curves, is central to both issues in the classical dance world.

The film climaxes with a landmark performance by Misty in Swan Lake, which is an acknowledgement by American Ballet Theatre that she is back, dancing at the highest level, and the fulfillment of the dream of many to see a true black swan at a mainstream international company. A Ballerina's Tale is the story of how a great talent and a powerful will combined can open doors within a very cloistered world.

NR, 85 min.

Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

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Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

A brand new documentary about one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the "Banality of Evil" when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for theNew Yorker magazine. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her early love affair with the renowned German philosopher and Nazi supporter Martin Heidegger. This thought provoking and spirited documentary, with its abundance of archival materials, offers an intimate portrait of the whole of Arendt's life, traveling to places where she lived, worked, loved, and was betrayed, as she wrote about the open wounds of modern times. Through her books, which are still widely read and the recent release of Margarethe von Trotta's biopic Hannah Arendt (also a Zeitgeist Films release) there is renewed interest in Arendt throughout the world, especially among young people who find her insights into the nature of evil, totalitarianism, ideologies, and the perils faced by refugees, more relevant than ever.

WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY - SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL

132 min.
 

Love and Friendship

Love and Friendship

Fri, 6/3 - Thu, 6/9 Showtimes TBD
"Flat-out hilarious. Jane Austen has never been funnier." — The Telegraph

A hilariously mannered comedy written and directed by Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, Last Days of Disco) starring Chloe Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale and Stephen Fry, based on Jane Austen's epistolary novel, Lady Susan.

"Brilliant." - Rolling Stone

"Kate Beckinsale magnetizes the screen." - Variety

Sing Street Sing Street Sing Street Sing Street

Sing Street

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"Few films are ever as enjoyable and endearing as Sing Street. From its five-star cast to its unforgettable soundtrack, Carney's latest musical masterpiece dances around with a jovial charm that's addicting and innocent enough to revisit again and again." — Consequence of Sound
Sing Street

Like his earlier films Once and Begin Again, Sing Street is inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, and tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo growing up in 80’s Dublin who must break free of a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother’s antics, and survive a new public school where the kids are rough and the brothers are tougher.

Cosmo writes a song, forms a scrappy band with some school mates, writes more songs, and shoots some wicked music videos. How to shoot pop videos in a recession ridden country? Beg, borrow and steal. And steal.

But when he realizes he can’t save his family, he must make a family of his own.

Featuring the music of THE CLASH, A-HA, DURAN DURAN, GENESIS, THE CURE, THE JAM and SPANDAU BALLET.

"A rite-of-passage romance wrapped in a let's-make-a-band scenario." - Hollywood Reporter

"Lightning strikes thrice as Irish writer-director John Carney's let's-make-a-band formula once more yields winning results." - Variety

"ONCE director John Carney returns to his native Dublin for Sing Street, a 1980s set coming-of-age crowdpleaser with real depth, heart and wit to match its toe-tapping musical beats." - CineVue

"Sing Street is a bittersweet celebration of youth and that sweet spot where life's possibilities seem infinite and terrifying all at once." - Pajiba

"Hopelessly romantic." - Irish Independent

"Sing Street is an absolute crowdpleaser." - Collider

The Meddler The Meddler The Meddler

The Meddler

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"Genuinely hilarious. Honestly moving." — One Movie Five Views
The Meddler

Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others - as well as her own - and find a new purpose in life.

Starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons.

"Susan Sarandon approaches a career best." - Vanity Fair

"A valentine to mothers everywhere." - Variety

 

PG-13, 100 min.

Dark Horse

Dark Horse

Dates TBD

An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. 

PG, 85 min.

The First Monday in May The First Monday in May The First Monday in May

The First Monday in May

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The First Monday in May

The First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. 

With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.

PG-13, 90 min.

All the President's Men

All the President's Men

as part of Classics Night
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Wed, 5/25 7:30
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All the President's Men

The classic film starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post, with Jason Robards as editor Ben Bradlee. Uncovering the story of the century and getting to the root of the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, this thrilling journalistic detective story is a work of art.

Berlin Philharmonic: Wagner and Bruckner

Berlin Philharmonic: Wagner and Bruckner

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/15 12:00
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"The miracle conductor." — Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Berlin Philharmonic: Wagner and Bruckner

Filmed live in Berlin, and re-broadcast at the Rose!

Berliner Philharmoniker
Andris Nelsons Conductor

Richard Wagner Parsifal: Prelude and Good Fridays Spell
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Andris Nelsons "seems to draw the best from every orchestra he works with,” wrote The New York Times and now this outstanding interpreter of Richard Wagner will conduct a new production of Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival in the summer of 2016. In advance, he  presents the Prelude and the Karfreitagszauber to the audiences of the Berlin Philharmonic. This will be followed by Anton Bruckner’s heroic Third Symphony, dedicated to Wagner “with the most profound respect”, in which Bruckner’s unique sound, inspired by the organ, unfolds its full and majestic potential for the first time.

Andris Nelsons says that Richard Wagner is his favorite composer. “Wagner’s music goes beyond the intellect, beyond an explanation in words. It is transcendental. When I conduct this music, I feel like I’m in a perfect world,” the conductor expressed in an interview. In 2010 he debuted at the Bayreuth Festival with Lohengrin; it is also planned that he conducts the new production of Parsifal in the summer of 2016.

His Berlin concerts give a delicious taste of this event: the orchestra will perform the Prelude to the First Act and the Karfreitagszauber from its Third Act. Wagner called this sacred festival drama with its religious symbolism and expressive musical language his “farewell to the world work”. The powerful theme of redemption experiences boundless grandeur, taking the audience on a heartfelt voyage to a splendid musical summit. The work’s premiere in July 1882 earned Wagner one last great success a few months before his death.

Anton Bruckner greatly revered Wagner, referring to him as the “master of all masters”. Bruckner dedicated his monumental Third Symphony, in which the composer linked together concepts of the First and Second, to his great role model Richard Wagner, “the unattainable, world-famous and sublime master of poetry and music, with the most profound respect”.

Miles Ahead Miles Ahead Miles Ahead Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead

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Tue, 5/3 4:15s, 7:15s Ends Tuesday
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"An adventurous, music-saturated depiction of one of the genre's undisputed greats." — Hollywood Reporter
Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead, inspired by events in his life, is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle makes his bravura directorial debut.

In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past.

A wily music reporter, Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) forces his way into Davis' house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician's latest compositions. It was during this period that he released several of his signature recordings including the groundbreaking "Sketches of Spain" and "Someday My Prince Will Come."

By the late '70s, plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art.

"Invigoratingly bold." - ScreenDaily

"Anyone who wants to get a jump on possible Oscar nominees for 2017 should check out 'Miles Ahead.'" - New York Times

Rated R, 100 min.

Everybody Wants Some!! Everybody Wants Some!! Everybody Wants Some!! Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!!

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu 5/5 4:30
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"Richard Linklater's latest acutely funny, achingly perceptive retro-sociology lesson follows a team of 80s college baseball players wasting a longish weekend together." — Variety
Everybody Wants Some!!

From writer/director Richard Linklater comes the "spiritual sequel" to Dazed and Confused. A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. 

"Linklater’s loose and hilarious followup to Boyhood should make stars out of its charismatic male leads." - The Guardian

"Leave it to Linklater to create a nonstop party that keeps ringing undertones of what happens when the party's over." - Rolling Stone

"For the most part the characters in Everybody Wants Some!! get along, fellow citizens in a republic of horniness. It is impossible not to have a good time in their company." - New York Times

"More than the skirt-chasing or the baseball, it’s the talking that’s the thrill of Everybody Wants Some!!"The Atlantic

"With Everybody Wants Some!!, Richard Linklater proves sometimes you can go home again."Cinemablend

"The director gets all the details right in his college comedy set in 1980."New York Daily News

"As small and specific as it is, “Everybody Wants Some!!” feels improbably expansive, even universal." - Washington Post

R, 116 min.

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 5/5 7:30 (3D)
Fri, 5/6 3:45 (2D), 7:00 (3D)
Sat, 5/7 12:30 (2D), 4:00 (2D), 7:30 (3D)
Sun, 5/8 - Thu, 5/12 4:00 (2D), 7:30 (3D)
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"Matching its blockbuster scale and spectacle with the smarts of a great, grown-up thriller, Captain America: Civil War is Marvel Studios’ finest film yet. There. We said it again." — Empire

Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.

"It can be said with confidence that the three [Captain America] movies come together to create the greatest superhero trilogy of all time." - Cinemablend

"A decisively superior hero-vs.-hero extravaganza that also ranks as the most mature and substantive picture to have yet emerged from the Marvel Cinematic Universe." - Variety

PG-13, 147 min.

The Jungle Book The Jungle Book The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 5/5 4:00, 6:45 (3D)
Fri, 5/6 4:30, 7:00
Sat, 5/7, Sun 5/8 1:45, 4:30, 7:00
Mon, 5/9 - Thu, 5/12 4:30, 7:00
Mon, 5/6 - Thu, 5/12 2D ONLY
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The Jungle Book

Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.

Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. 

The Jungle Book seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. 

PG, 106 min.

My Golden Days My Golden Days My Golden Days

My Golden Days

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Fri, 5/6 - Thu, 5/12 4:15, 7:30
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“AN EXHILARATING GIFT. Vibrantly alive, it brims over with humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.” — Rolling Stone
My Golden Days

MY GOLDEN DAYS is the story of Paul Dédalus, an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan (played in his middle age by Matheiu Amalric). Reflecting on his life, he has a series of flashbacks starting from his childhood in Roubaix. He remembers a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life. He remembers University life, and returning to his hometown to party with his sister and her best friend, his shifting circle of friends and their casual betrayals. And most of all he remembers Esther, the beautiful, rude, haughty soul and love of his life. 

From acclaimed filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin, director of A Christmas Tale and Kings & Queen, MY GOLDEN DAYS features stunning performances from newcomers Quentin Domaire as young Paul, and Lou Roy-Lecollinet as the unforgettable Esther. The film premiered in the Directors Fortnight of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the SACD Award.

“THIS ISN’T ONLY A WISE AND GRACEFUL FILM BUT A GREAT ONE, with a debut performance by Lou Roy-Lecollinet that will prove to be unforgettable. I CAN’T STOP REMEMBERING SCENE AFTER VIVID SCENE.” Wall Street Journal

“INTOXICATING. Film has always been especially effective it portraying what it can feel like to be in love, and "My Golden Days" is right up there with the best of them.” LA Times

“THIS IS WHAT GREAT CINEMA LOOKS LIKE. AN UNMISTAKABLE MASTERPIECE. Richly, fully alive.”The Nation

“TERRIFIC. A TRANSPORTING MOVIE. A superb, devastating performance by Lou Roy-Lecollinet.”NY Times

“INTOXICATING. My best experience at this year’s Cannes festival. Anyone with doubts about the irreplaceable nature of the theatrical experience would have had them swept away by that magical night.”LA Times

“ENCHANTING.”Film Comment

“FASCINATING IN ITS PSYCHOLOGICALLY RICH PLOT TURNS. Lou Roy-Lecollinet’s intensity and emotional vibrancy makes an adolescent girl’s conflict newly devastating.” Film Comment

‘ONE OF THE YEAR’S TEN BEST. Desplechin makes every sequence of a familiar story feel like nothing you’ve experienced before.”Film Comment

“RICHLY RESONANT. The leads could not be more intelligent, passionate and ultimately poignant creatures." LA Daily News

“TOUCHING. A sincere love for life lived and life remembered.”Village Voice/LA Weekly

"INTOXICATING. Fresh and vital.”NY Post

“A rich and literary film, full of life and warmth and sadness and humor. Written, shot, cut and performed with palpable joy and intelligence. One of Deslpechin’s best.”The Playlist

“MARVELOUSLY VIVID. Rich and intensely personal. Some of the most fluid, emotionally resonant filmmaking of Desplechin’s career.”Variety

“WHAT A STORY. Touching, involving and bursting with young talent.” Screen Daily

“A coming-of-age movie with warmth and sympathy that all but redeems the frequently sentimental form.” Time Out New York 

“In Mr. Desplechin’s universe, young love is not something to look back on with fond amusement but the pinnacle of life experience.”New York Times

“As evocative and convincing a portrait of youth as the best work of François Truffaut.” - The Film Stage

“One of the director’s most heartfelt and accessible titles in years. A film about adolescence seen with the benefit of a kind of melancholy hindsight.” The Hollywood Reporter

“TERRIFIC”Film Comment

“JAW DROPPING. Liberated and sophisticated.” Brooklyn Magazine

R, 123 min.

The King and I The King and I

The King and I

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Sun, 5/8 12:00
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The King and I

In honor of Mother's Day we're presenting this glorious digital restoration of Rogers and Hammerstein's musical. Made 60 years ago, it stars Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner in the story of a governess put in charge of the children of the King of Siam.

Ran Ran Ran Ran

Ran

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Mon, 4/25 2:15 Last Show Today
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"Spectacular! Among the most thrilling movie experiences a viewer can have!" — New York Times
Ran

Akira Kurosawa's legendary masterpiece, digitally restored for the big screen, 30 years later. Based on Shakespeare's King Lear, an elderly warlord abdicates the throne to his three sons, two of whom turn against him. A massive, stunning epic.

"Awe inspiring! Takes its place among the major screen versions of Shakespeare. The battle scenes are horrifying, yet extraordinarily beautiful." - Village Voice
"Critic's Pick! Kurosawa's magesterial epic demands viewing on the big screen." - Time Out New York.
"Spectacular...The wide-screen, color-coordinated battle scenes will blow your mind, and must be seen in a theater. Don't even think of watching Ran on a DVD." - New York Post

Purple Rain

Purple Rain

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Sat, 4/30 9:45
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Prince's semi-autobiographical camp classic from 1984. See him perform Let's Go Crazy, Darling Nikki, The Beautiful Ones, When Doves Cry, I Would Die 4 You and more. Dancing in the aisles absolutely allowed.

Midnight Special Midnight Special Midnight Special Midnight Special Midnight Special

Midnight Special

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Thu, 4/28 4:30, 7:10 Ends Thursday
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"On par with Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Auteur Jeff Nichols is the go-to storyteller for slow-burn supernatural thrill." — Variety
Midnight Special

Writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time with the sci-fi thriller Midnight Special. A provocative, genre-defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human, it follows a father, Roy (Michael Shannon), who goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), a boy with mysterious powers that even Roy himself cannot comprehend.

What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Risking everything, Roy is committed to helping Alton reach his ultimate purpose, whatever that might be and whatever it costs, in a story that takes audiences on a perilous journey from Texas to the Florida coast, while exploring the bonds of love and trust, and the nature of faith.

Also starring Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard.

"Midnight Special confirms Jeff Nichols uncommon knack for breathing dramantic integrity and emotional depth into genre material." - Hollywood Reporter

"Fascinating and intensley gripping." - IndieWire

 

PG-13, 111 min.

Elektra

Elektra

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/30 9:55 a.m.
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Streaming live from New York!

The new season of live operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins October 3rd.  Tickets go on sale to Met members (with a member ID card), Friday, July 17 at 2:30 at the box office only.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 24 at the box office and online at 2:30.  

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme — unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner — who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.

Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7 Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7

Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/23 12:00
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“One of today’s greatest conductors” — Gramophone
Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B flat major
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major

Sir Simon Rattle, “one of the greatest conductors of all time,” (BBC Music Magazine) leads the Berlin Philharmonic showcasing Beethoven’s masterful brilliance in two tremendously expressive works: the inspired Symphony No. 4 and the impassioned Symphony No. 7. Beethoven’s 7th in particular is a powerful and popular piece, which the Leipzig Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung appropriately described as the “most melodious, most pleasing and most comprehensible among all Beethoven’s symphonies.”

When discussing Beethoven, Sir Simon Rattle has stated that “to do Beethoven symphonies is hard enough, but to do a cycle of Beethoven symphonies is something very different.“ The journey of the symphonies is paralleled by the journey of the composer’s life not only creating works that are renowned and beloved the world over, but forming the framework for more than a century of musical expression and experience. This program uses the juxtaposition between the more classical, sunny and cheerful Fourth and the powerful, almost ecstatic, Seventh to create a not-to-be-missed musical evening, exploring a musical rollercoaster directed by one of today’s most outstanding conductors.

Photo credit: Monika Rittershaus

235 min.

Jessika Kenney & Red Pine
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Jessika Kenney & Red Pine

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/24 7:00

A renegade ceremony in honor of Red Pine's (Bill Porter) most recent book, "Finding Them Gone" from Copper Canyon Press, in the spirit of the great poetess Hsueh T’ao 薛濤 (781-831). Arranged and performed by vocalist Jessika Kenney with cellist Lori Goldston, writer Shin Yu Pai, and Red Pine.

The last time these two artists appeared at the Rose, the show sold out very quickly, be sure to get your tickets soon! Tickets available beginning this Thursday, April 7th.

THE ARTISTS
Red Pine (Bill Porter) was born in Los Angeles in 1943, grew up in the Idaho Panhandle, served a tour of duty in the US Army, graduated from the University of California with a degree in anthropology, and attended graduate school at Columbia University. Uninspired by the prospect of an academic career, he dropped out of Columbia and moved to a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. After four years with the monks and nuns, he struck out on his own and eventually found work at English-language radio stations in Taiwan and Hong Kong, where he interviewed local dignitaries and produced more than a thousand programs about his travels in China. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington. Copper Canyon Press has published five volumes of Red Pine's Chinese translations, including the best-sellers Taoteching and Collected Songs of Cold Mountain.

Jessica Kenney is composer/singer who does not fear untraveled paths, exploring vastly different musical forms she has integrated into a distinct style. Her reverence for, and interpretations of South East Asian and Persian vocal traditions have formed the basis for her main improvisational work.

Lori Goldston is classically trained and rigorously de-trained and a possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit. She is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher from Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic, is full, textured, committed and original. A relentless inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography.

Shin Yu Pai is a 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee, and  the author of eight books of poetry. Her work has appeared in publications throughout the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, The United Kingdom, and Canada. She has been a featured presenter at national and international literary festivals including the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival and the Montreal Zen Poetry Festival.

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City of Gold

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/21 4:30 Ends Thursday
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“Lovely…Gold is a Walt Whitman of taco trucks, hot-dog stands and Pho Parlors.” — New York Times
City of Gold

City of Gold chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s deep and complex relationship with the food and culture of his city, Los Angeles.

Gold has long been known for his robust writing about the hidden culinary treasures in LA; he was one of the first critics to review small family owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much care as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills.

With a stroke of his pen, he’s changed the lives of countless recent immigrants cooking the food of their homes. The film also explores the rigor, knowledge and compassion that makes Jonathan’s style of criticism stand apart. He maps Los Angeles through his Odyssey-like quests for new food experiences. Featured in the movie are Roy Choi, David Chang, and Ludo Lefebvre, as well as the chefs and owners behind some of Gold’s favorites: Jitlada (Southern Thai), Guelaguetza (Oaxacan), Meals by Genet (Ethiopian), and Chengdu Taste (Sichuan).

City of Gold offers the rare opportunity to see Los Angeles through the eyes of its foremost cultural writer, and most loyal fan.

"Enchanting. Illustrates Gold's inspiring passion for the food and people who elucidate the soul of a city." - Austin American-Statesmen

R, 91 min.

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Hello, My Name is Doris

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu 4/21 7:20 Ends Thursday
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"A showstopper. Sally Field shines." — Variety
Hello, My Name is Doris

A wonderfully quirky dramedy starring Sally Field as Doris, a 60-something woman who falls for her young co-worker and reinvents herself in the process. Starring a luminous Sally Field with Max Greenfield as her hilarious and handsome crush.

"Sally Field is so lovable, funny and real." - Marie Claire
"Sally Field plays Doris to perfection." - Vanity Fair

Rated R, 95 min.

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Fargo

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 4/20 7:30s SOLD OUT
Fargo

Classics Night in the Starlight Room. Maybe the bartenders will mix up a nice "bloody" cocktail for you.

The Coen Brothers' hilariously dark film returns for its 20th anniversary! A meticulously told fable about getting what you wish for. Set in the barren snow-covered fields of North Dakota. Starring Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, William H. Macy. R, 98 min.

Roberto Devereux

Roberto Devereux

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/16 9:55 a.m.
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Roberto Devereux

Streaming live from New York!

Sondra Radvanovsky plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/17 12:00
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Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love.  The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colorful and technically challenging production, Don Quixote is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed!

Same day, time-delayed.
Music: Leon Minkus
Choreography: Alexi Fadeyechev (after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky)
Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs, 10 min.

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Demolition

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/14 4:30, 7:20 Ends Thursday
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"Gyllenhaal gives his best performance since Brokeback Mountain." — Variety
Demolition

From the director of Dallas Buyer's Club, Jean-Marc Vallée.

Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law, Phil (Chris Cooper), to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep, Karen Mareno (Naomi Watts) and amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son, Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

"Gyllenhall once again delivers an all-consuming performance." - Hollywood Reporter

R, 100 min.

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Eye in the Sky

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/14 4:00, 6:50 Ends Thursday
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"Helen Mirren is superb." — Deadline
Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) and written by Guy Hibbert (“Prime Suspect”). Producers are Ged Doherty, Colin Firth and David Lancaster.

"Rivetingly suspenseful. A war story that recalls Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove." - Variety
"Confronts the intricate reality of modern warfare." - The Guardian

Rated R, 102 min.

Women & Film

Women & Film

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/10 10:00 - Polyfaces
Sun, 4/10 10:15 - Trapped
Sun, 4/10 1:00 - Refugees of Shangri-La
Sun, 4/10 1:15 - West Side Sushi
“A weekend feast, deeply intriguing. The panel on Saturday night continues to inspire me, seeing how hard these women work to produce these films.” — Debbi Steele, Founder Fund for Women & Girls

Click HERE for passes, full schedule and film info, presented by the Port Townsend Film Festival.

One $75 film pass provides admittance to all events, available through www.ptfilmfest.com.

$15 rush tickets are available at the door, after pass holders are seated.

Choose from eleven contemporary films by the best independent filmmakers working today. Six film professionals for Q&A after their screenings, and a filmmakers’ roundtable on Saturday night, moderated by human rights poet and film scholar, Susan Rich. 

Fims screen during the day, Sat.-Sun., April 9-10 at the Rose and Rosebud Theatres. Special event: Screening of cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s transcendent Cameraperson, premiered in February at Sundance to rave reviews. See schedule below. Click on film titles for trailers, synopsis of films and biography of our directors.

“Women & Film introduces all of us to voices we would never hear and changes our perspective.”  - Janette Force, Executive Director, PTFF 

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Where to Invade Next

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/7 4:00 Ends Thursday
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"Hilariously funny. Moore's best yet." — Salon

Where to Invade Next is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Michael Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already exist in the world—they’re just waiting to be co-opted. 

"Funny, but also as serious as a heart attack." - Entertainment Weekly
"Impassioned. Mr. Moore's most far-reaching film." - New York Times
"Moore has made an act of guerilla humanity." - BBC

R, 119 min.

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The Witch

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/7 7:00 Ends Thursday
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"Be warned: It'll scare the hell out of you." — Rolling Stone
The Witch

In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member's faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, The Witch is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.

"Writer-director Robert Eggers impressive debut feature walks a tricky line between disquieting ambiguity and full-bore supernatural horror." - Variety

"The Witch is a finely calibrated shiver of a movie." - New York Times

"Robert Eggers’ outstanding horror story does for witches what other film-makers have done for vampires and zombies."The Guardian

"By placing old tropes in an even older world, Eggers somehow makes them feel new again. The familiar becomes chillingly unfamiliar."A.V. Club

"This is a film that conjures its scares not from sharp jumps, but from the eerie hostility of the untamed American wilderness." - The Atlantic

"Although Eggers is extremely discreet—the things you don’t see are more horrifying than those you do."Time

R, 93 min.

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/2 9:55 a.m.
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Madama Butterfly

Streaming live from New York!

The new season of live operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins October 3rd.  Tickets go on sale to Met members (with a member ID card), Friday, July 17 at 2:30 at the box office only.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 24 at the box office and online at 2:30.  

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais takes on the title role and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

Estmated Run Time: 3 hrs, 18 min.

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Hangmen

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/3 11:00 a.m.
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"Drop-dead hilarious." — Independent
Hangmen

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging?  

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

"The best new play of the year." - Daily Telegraph
"Gripping, funny and dramatically intense." - Sunday Times
"The funniest play in London right now." - Time Out

180 min.

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Embrace of the Serpent

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 3/31 4:15s, 7:45s Ends Thursday
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"Simply a work of art. One of the most singular cinematic experiences you could hope to have." — Playlist
Embrace of the Serpent

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in Embrace of the Serpent, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Serpent centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. 

"This transcendent masterwork is a near-religious experience." - Awards Circuit

"Magical. Puts you in a state of mind you've never known. As can't-miss as they come." - The Indie

“A visually mesmerizing exploration of man, nature and the destructive powers of colonialism, Embrace of the Serpent marks an impressively realized third feature from Colombian writer-director Ciro Guerra, featuring knockout black-and-white cinematography and an array of breathtaking locations.” - The Hollywood Reporter

"An intense journey and very rewarding visual feast." - The Film Experience

"Shot on sumptuous Super 35, the black and white photography lends itself to the film's sorrowful ode to a world devastated, but it is the ceaseless teeming life of the soundtrack that transports the audience into the midst of the rainforest." - Cinevue

"Guerra’s stark allegory of the extinction of indigenous cultures at the hands of well-meaning but ignorant white Europeans is powerfully resonant in this gorgeously shot film, touted as the first feature to be shot in the Colombian jungle in over three decades." - Ioncinema

"Embrace of the Serpent is simply a work of art, and one of the most singular cinematic experiences you could hope to have in Cannes, or anywhere really. It's an absorbing, even thrilling head trip. It is a Heart-of-Darkness voyage of discovery. It is a lament for all the lost plants and peoples of the world." - The Playlist

NR, 125 min.

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10 Cloverfield Lane

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 3/31 4:00, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"From its Hitchcock opening to its eye-popping ending, [the movie] keeps us wondering about what's really going on, even as we root for Mary Elizabeth Winstead's spunky entrapped protagonist." — Toronto Star
10 Cloverfield Lane

J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Super 8, Mission Impossible: III, Star Trek Into Darkness) amazes again with this taut thriller starring John Goodman.

A young woman running from an abusive boyfriend crashes her car on a Louisiana highway and wakes up in an underground bunker guarded by a mysterious man (Goodman) who claims a massive chemical attack has turned the world above ground unlivable.

It's impossible to explain much more without giving away the secrets that make it such a potent and original film.

A movie to keep you constantly guessing, and truly on the edge of your seat, from the brilliant mind of J. J. Abrams.

PG-13, 106 min.

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Duck Soup

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 3/23 7:30
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Duck Soup

This Marx Brother's political satire is next up in our Starlight Classics film series. All four brothers are in this riotous flick, which captures their true subversive and hilarious spirit. Featuring classic Marx Bros. player Margaret Dumont.

Movies in this series always sell out, so get your tickets now!

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Rams

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 3/24 4:15s Ends Thursday
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"A marvel of deadpan comedy." — Wall Street Journal
Rams

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.

"Accomplished and original. Pitch Perfect." - Screen Daily

"Wonderfully wry. Touching, beautiful and poignant." - Variety

"Gorgeously shot--a simple story that's beautifully told." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Blessed with strong spikes of dry comedy." - AV Club

“At first it charmed me and then it snuck up and punched me in the gut emotionally. That doesn’t happen a lot. It really caught me off guard.” - Tom McCarthy, director of Spotlight

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Race

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu 3/24 4:00, 7:00 Ends Thursday
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Race

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. An enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.

PG-13

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As You Like It

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/27 11:00 a.m.
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"A stunning production, with the most spectacular scene change the National has housed in years." — Time Out

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

"It’s hilarious. A terrific evening."Independent

"An irresistibly funny production. A delight."Sunday Times

"Revolutionary. Rosalie Craig’s spirited, glowing Rosalind lights up every scene."Mail on Sunday

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Children's Film Festival

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/20 12:00 (Animation), 1:45 (Live Action)
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Children's Film Festival

The Rose Theatre and the Port Townsend Film Festival present an amazing collection of films made for children and curated by the Northwest Film Forum. Perfect for the whole family!

One ticket gets you into both the Animation and Live Action programs. 30 min intermission. Same program both days.

Animation – 12:00

Zip around the world with this baker’s dozen of high-energy, high-imagination animated shorts. You’ll be dazzled by the light, color and storytelling in this vibrant celebration of creativity.  Meet the world’s tidiest mouse, see sushi come to life, fly high in the sky with a flock of birds, watch out for trouble in a wacky barnyard, make music with a jazzy octopus, and see how kindness can change the day.

Live Action – 1:45

The characters in this collection of award-winning and audience-pleasing films are a determined bunch, unafraid to find their own way, create their own futures, search for happiness, find a way to save the planet and shoot for the stars. Join these amazing kids as they explore the countryside, cities and small towns of four countries, and look up at the skies to explore the worlds beyond.

 

FULL PROGRAM
ANIMATION 
For all ages. Two films have very brief foreign language segments, with subtitles. (Spanish and Russian).

Konigirikun - A Small Rice Ball
Winner! Audience favorite short animation, CFFS 2016!
(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, 2015, 5 min) Nonverbal.
Sushi animation brings to life the adventures of a rice ball kid and his pet broccoli.

Pik-Pik-Pik
(Dmitry Vysotskiy, Russia, 2014, 3:40 min) Nonverbal.
Ants and birds learn how to work together to save a tree that they all live in.

Very Lonely Cock
Winner! Children’s Jury Prize for best short animation, CFFS 20016!
(Leonid Shmelkov, Russia, animation, 2015, 6 min) Mostly nonverbal, with some Russian with English subtitles.
A day starts out like any other for a hen, but soon, things begin to go haywire in the barnyard.

PAWO
(Antje Heyn, Germany, animation, 2015, 7:39 min) Nonverbal.
This film, named for the Tibetan word for “being brave,” takes us on a girl’s adventure to a world, where she becomes aware of her strength and skills.

Granddaughter
(Nicolas P. Villarreal, Argentina, 2014, 5:10 min) Nonverbal.
A girl experiences contact with her grandmother as a shower of light and color.

Perfect Houseguest — West Coast premiere
(Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, USA, 2015, 1:35 min) Nonverbal.
A tiny mouse just can’t resist tidying everything up when he pays a visit to a house.

Noir
(Soyeon Kim, US/Korea, 2015, 3:20 min) Nonverbal.
A black crow searches for its identity, trying to escape the perception that it is something other than a beautiful and intelligent bird.

Schwammerlbert
(Pia Auteried, Germany, 2014, 4:26 min) Nonverbal.
A mushroom awakens one morning, missing his cap! What’s a little fungus to do?

Abstract Painting
(Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, animation, 2015, 6:34 min) In English.
Different animals try to describe a painting, but they all see different things! Based on Daniil Kharms’ children’s story, “The Boobooboo Dog.”

Looks
(Susann Hoffmann, Germany, animation, 2014, 3:14 min) Nonverbal.
A little forest creature looks different from the others and longs to blend into the crowd. But soon, he meets friends who love him the way he is.

Amicus
(Raúl Robin Morales Reyes, Mexico, 2014, animation, 5 min) In Spanish with English subtitles.
A street kid and a cat form an unbreakable bond of friendship, and rescue each other from all kinds of trouble.

Out From the Deep
(Katrin Novakovic, Croatia, 2013, 6:50 min) Nonverbal.
Emerging from the depths of the sea, a good old swing octopus brings joy to some jaded city souls.

Papa Cloudy’s Orchestra
(Akiko McQuerrey, USA, animation, 2015, 11:40 min) Nonverbal.
After getting an emergency call from polar bears, Papa Cloudy, a gentle cloud, gathers animals to form an orchestra to raise awareness of environmental issues.

LIVE ACTION

Bounce
(Rory Lowe and D.C. Barclay, United Kingdom, live action, 2015, 10:19 min) In English.
A little girl will do anything to get her heart’s desire — the bounciest ball in the world.

Mami
(Che Espiritu, Philippines, 2014, live action, 18:26 min) In Tagalog with English subtitles.
Best friends Siopao and Araw draw inspiration from random beautiful people in the city, in an attempt to draw the faces of their mothers whom they haven't known at all.

Mo’s Bows
Winner, Children’s Jury prize for best short documentary, CFFS 2016!
(Jennifer Treuting and Kristen McGregor, USA, live action, 2015, 6:19 min) In English.
Meet Moziah Bridges, and see what it's like to be the bow tie king of Memphis!

Myna & Asterix 
Winner, audience favorite short live action film, CFFS 2016!
(Kenny Basumatary, India, live action, 2015, 20 min) In English.
City kid Myna visits her cousin, who lives in a village. Together, the pair tries to make a magic potion, but they end up learning something much more valuable.

Once Upon a Tree
(Marleen van der Werf, The Netherlands, live action, 2014, 14:40 min) In Dutch with English subtitles.
A girl who is awestruck by the beauty of her favorite trees makes a plan to stop the chopping in the forest.

Star Stuff 
North American premiere
(Ratimir Rakuljic, Croatia, live action and animation, 2015, 9:42 min) In English.
A boy who wonders about the stars in the sky sets off on a voyage of great discovery. A film inspired by the life and work of Carl Sagan.

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The Wave

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 3/17 7:15 Ends Thursday
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"A stellar work that will hopefully teach Hollywood a thing or two." — Collider
The Wave

An unbelievable thriller. Truly an edge-of-your-seat film.

The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is preparing to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian begins to sense danger. His worst nightmare comes true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. A rock slide has triggered a massive tsunami. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family. 

"Proves disaster flicks don't have to be dumb." - Village Voice

"A thrilling ride. Spectacular scenery of fjords and craggy, snow-capped peaks proves as beautiful to look at as it is deadly." - Hollywood Reporter

"Puts Hollywood disaster movies to shame." - Collider

"A cut above the rest." - Bloody Disgusting

 "An impressive, thunderous nerve-wracker." - Variety

"The wave barrels through with the impact of a tsunami. Gripping and naturalistic." - Austin Chronicle

"The Wave expresses the disaster movie genre’s visceral power as few films have in recent memory." - We Got This Covered

Rated R. 104 min.

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Son of Saul

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 3/17 6:45 Ends Thursday
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"This film is a must-see because it has unimaginable power. It is a cinematic masterpiece that overwhelms the body and the mind." — Huffington Post
Son of Saul

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son.

As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

"A remarkable feature filmmaking debut." - Chicago Tribune.

"Dominated by a groundbreaking perforamnce by Geza Rohrig." - Washington Post

"A stunning piece of art. It is unlike anything you have seen before. Geza Rohrig is simply a revelation. It is both the power of history and the remarkable impact of cinema in one complete package It's an essential film." - rogerebert.com

"Extraordinary. Unlike any other you've seen before." - Indiwire

"Extraordinary. Formally daring and narratively gripping. An astonishing feature debut." - Washington Post

"Something monumental." - AV Club

"A stunning technical achievement." - Paste Magazine

Rated R, 107 min.

Boy and the World Boy and the World Boy and the World Boy and the World Boy and the World

Boy and the World

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu 3/17 4:00 Ends Thursday
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"Dazzling! Boldly imaginative." — Variety
Boy and the World

Cuca’s cozy rural life is changed when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. The film’s music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks.

From Brazil.

Muscal/No Dialogue.

"This kaleidoscopic reflection on the losses of relentless economic growth carries the proud stamp of hand-tooled craftsmanship. A vibrant, animated vision." - Hollywood Reporter
"Unequivocally the best animated film of the year." - IndieWire
"A film of beauty, wonder, sadness and joy." - Twitch Film

PG, 80 min.

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The Lady in the Van

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Thu, 3/17 4:30 Ends Thursday
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"Figuring out what is true and what isn't is one of the pleasures of THE LADY IN THE VAN but the foremost one is watching Maggie Smith gloriously reprising her acclaimed stage performance." — Hollywood Reporter
The Lady in the Van

Writer Alan Bennett’s buoyant film is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (played by a magnificent Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. What begins as a begrudged favor becomes a relationship that will change both their lives. Filmed on the street and in the house where Bennett and Miss Shepherd lived all those years, acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner reunites with iconic writer Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George, The History Boys) to bring this rare and touching portrait to the screen. 

Rated PG-13, 104 min.

Sweet Land Sweet Land Sweet Land

Sweet Land

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Sat, 3/12 12:00
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“A visually indelible movie that’s a grand dream of the American past. Sweet Land is a movie of extraordinary tenderness.” — Entertainment Weekly
Sweet Land

A very special screening with director Ali Selim.

Sweet Land is a poignant and lyrical celebration of land, love, and the American immigrant experience.

When Lars Torvik’s grandmother Inge dies in 2004, he is faced with a decision – sell the family farm on which she lived since 1920, or cling to the legacy of the land. Seeking advice, he turns to the memory of Inge and the stories that she had passed on to him.

Inge arrives in Minnesota in 1920 to marry a young Norwegian farmer named Olaf but her German heritage and lack of official immigration papers makes her an object of suspicion in the small town, and she and Olaf are forbidden to marry. Alone and adrift, Inge goes to live with the family of Olaf’s friend and neighbor Frandsen and his wife Brownie, where she learns the English language, American ways, and a hard-won independence.

Inge and Olaf slowly come to know each other, and against the backdrop of endless farmland and cathedral skies they fall in love, a man and woman united by the elemental forces of nature. Still unable to marry, they live together openly, despite the scorn of the neighbors and the disapproval of the local minister. But when his friend Frandsen’s farm is threatened by foreclosure, Olaf takes a stand, and the community unites around the young couple, finally accepting Inge as one of their own.

Based on Will Weaver’s short story A Gravestone Made of Wheat and shot on location in Southern Minnesota, Sweet Land is that rare independent feature that uses painterly images and understated performances to tell a universal story of love and discovery. David Tumblety’s glorious magic-hour cinematography recalls classic American art cinema like Days of Heaven, transforming the amber majesty of Southern Minnesota’s farm country into an elegiac metaphor for memory, family, and history.

Featuring supporting performances by veteran performers Ned Beatty, Paul Sand, and Lois Smith, Sweet Land is the story of immigrant America, made by the son of first-generation immigrants themselves.

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2005 Hamptons International Film Festival, 

Spartacus

Spartacus

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/13/16 1:00
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Mikhail Lobukhin, Vlad Lantratov, Svetlana Zakharova, Anna Nikulina

In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval.  Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force,  giving full expression to the virility and strengh for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus. 

Pre-recorded.
Music: Aram Kachaturian
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 50 min.

Mustang Mustang Mustang Mustang

Mustang

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 3/10 4:30, 6:50 Ends Thursday
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"I can't wait for the rest of the world to discover it." — RogerEbert.com
Mustang

Academy Award Nominee: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM.

A magnificent Turkish film that is garnering rave reviews across the globe. 

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family.  The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides.  As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate.  The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut, a stunning portrait of female empowerment.

"Gets the heart racing." - Variety
"A lovely portrait of sibling hood." - Indiewire
"Stirring and emotional." - Screen Daily
"A transfixing, atmostpheric and intimate drama." - The Hollywood Reporter
"Exhilarating. A bracing portrait." - Washington Post
"A gripping and ebullient sibling comedy-drama." - The Guardian
"Something special. A beautiful film." - RogerEbert.com

Official Selection - France - 2016 Academy Awards
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015 Directors' Fortnight
Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Heart of Sarajevo Award, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
Winner – Europa Cinemas Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2015
Winner – Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Best First Film Award, Philadelphia Film Festival 2015

PG-13, 100 min.

The Messenger The Messenger The Messenger

The Messenger

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/6 12:00
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“Without a doubt, The Messenger is the most outstanding film I’ve seen on birds. The fact that it is so strongly science-based, so emotive in its pitch, so beautiful in its design it captivates me and everyone who has had a chance to see it.” — Steven Price, President, Bird Studies Canada
The Messenger

In ancient times humans looked to the flights and songs of birds to foretell the future. Today once again the birds have something to tell us. A visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them.

Su Rynard’s wide-ranging and contemplative documentary The Messenger explores our deep-seated connection to birds and warns that the uncertain fate of songbirds might mirror our own. Moving from the northern reaches of the Boreal Forest to the base of Mount Ararat in Turkey to the streets of New York, The Messenger brings us face-to-face with a remarkable variety of human-made perils that have devastated thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, grosbeaks and many other airborne music-makers.

On one level, The Messenger is an engaging, visually stunning, emotional journey, one that mixes its elegiac message with hopeful notes and unique glances into the influence of songbirds on our own expressions of the soul. On another level, The Messenger is the artful story about the mass depletion of songbirds on multiple continents, and about those who are working to turn the tide.

In ancient times humans looked to the flight and songs of birds to protect the future. Today once again, birds have something to tell us.

The Messenger is riveting, emotionally engaging, and visually extravagant from the first frame to the last. Up-to-the-minute facts on how birds communicate about environmental change are interwoven with gripping stories about the perils faced every year by these amazing world travelers. This is a must-see movie for anybody who values the natural world or wonders about its relationship to humans.” - John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

"Their findings unequivocally caution on the necessity of averting the birds’ extinction because they are an integral part of the ecological system… The slow-motion close-ups alone should convince you these magnificent creatures are well worth the effort. – Los Angeles Times

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Manon Lescaut

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Sat, 3/5 9:55 a.m.
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Manon Lescaut

Streaming live from New York!

The new season of live operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins October 3rd.  Tickets go on sale to Met members (with a member ID card), Friday, July 17 at 2:30 at the box office only.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 24 at the box office and online at 2:30.  

The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself into a Parisian temptress, while Kaufmann is the dashing student who desperately woos her. Director Richard Eyre places the action in occupied France in a film noir setting. “Desperate passion” is the phrase Puccini himself used to describe the opera that confirmed his position as the preeminent Italian opera composer of his day. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the stirring score.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs, 8 min.

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Ingrid Bergman -In Her Own Words

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Thu, 3/3 4:15 Ends Thursday
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"Cinephile catnip." — New York Times
Ingrid Bergman -In Her Own Words

Director's Notes: "Some years ago I had a chance meeting with Isabella Rossellini, the daughter of Ingrid Bergman, and she presented me with a most direct proposition: ”Shall we make a film about ‘mama’?” I saw this as a most challenging project, and when I later got access to her rich posthumous work - diaries, letters, photographs, amateur movies - my appreciation of Ingrid Bergman as a strong and most determined artist grew even bigger .

With Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, I’ve tried to make a rich and multi-colored portrait of this extraordinary human being, based to a large extent on her own offerings, her opinions as expressed in her private diaries and self-made amateur movies, her art as documented in films over more than four decades. And I have called in people close to her - her children - to witness about her life and her great offerings to all of us who have only gotten to know her from the silver screen." --Stig Björkman 2015

NR, 114 min.

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Anomalisa

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Thu, 3/3 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"One of those rare perfect films." — RogerEbert.com
Anomalisa

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST ANIMATED FILM. Charlie Kaufman's latest film is utterly brilliant and inventive. Rendered in breathtaking stop-motion, the movie has been called the most human film of the year, although it features no actual humans. A powerful exploration about of love and loneliness, voiced by David Thewlis and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Not to be missed!

Seven years in the making. From the imagination behind Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Adaptation.

"A wonderfully funny, shattering, essential move." - Birth, Movies, Death
"A haunting and complex marvel." - Thomspon on Hollywood
"A beautiful big screen whatsit." - New York Times
"A miraculous, funny love story." - Houston Chronicle
"Anomalisa changed my life." - HitFix
"Beautiful and heartbreaking, and ultimately unforgettable." - Variety
"Filtered through Kaufman's searching mind and soulful brilliance...a masterpiece." - Rolling Stone
"Almost unbearably poignant." - A.V. Club

Rated R, 90 min.

45 Years 45 Years 45 Years 45 Years

45 Years

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Thu, 2/25 4:00 Ends Thursday
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"An enigmatic, impeccably paced exploration of marriage...a contemporary classic." — Huffington Post
45 Years

Academy Award Nominee: BEST ACTRESS.

Superbly nuanced performances from Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay and exquisite direction by Andrew Haigh, who also co-wrote the film, turn an apparently everyday story of a marriage in quiet crisis into something rather extraordinary. A subtle examination of the persistence of the past and the fragile (in)stability of the present, this is a portrait of a rock-solid relationship facing a fissure that cuts to its very core in the runup to the titular wedding anniversary.

The source material is David Constantine’s enigmatic short story In Another Country, in which an ageing married man receives a letter telling him that the body of his previous girlfriend has been found, perfectly preserved in the ice of the Alps where she fell 50 years ago. This news gets a chilly reception from his wife, who is alarmed by the frozen spectre of a former love. From the kaleidoscopic shards of this slender story, Haigh, who describes 45 Years as a “companion piece” to 2011’s affectionate Weekend, wrings a tale of remarkable complexity, depth and darkness.

While accepting that she can hardly resent a relationship that happened before they met, Rampling’s watchful Kate struggles to make sense of her childless marriage in the new knowledge of this perfectly preserved interloper. As for Courtenay’s bamboozled Geoff, the discovery of Katya’s body turns him into a man out of time (“She looks like she did in 1962 and I look like this”), his spirit spiralling back toward distant youth, his memories clearer and more vivid than his foggy-eyed vision of the present.

The dialogue is naturalistic and the Norfolk Broads setting melancholic (its flatness in stark contrast to Geoff’s former Alpine adventures), yet there is something steely that lies beneath – a touch of Michael Haneke’s frost. The days are chaptered like a crime thriller and more than once I was reminded of the secrets and lies of Caché, Geoff furtively slipping into the attic in search of buried mementoes, Kate threatened by photo slides revealing the chasmic depths of her husband’s past. Ironically, it is the honesty with which Geoff answers his wife’s questions (“Would you have married her?”) that gives Kate cause to doubt him. Meanwhile, the diegetic musical choices tell a sinister tale of their own; after describing how he suspected their Alpine guide of flirting with his girlfriend, Geoff leads Kate around the living room to the tune of Stagger Lee, its themes of quarrelling and murder unabated by Lloyd Price’s upbeat treatment. (The Turtles’s Happy Together and the Moody Blues’ Go Now also provide arch romantic commentary.)

Amid the suspicion there is tenderness too, an abortive bash at lovemaking depicted with a frank and gentle quality that speaks volumes about the couple’s shared sexual past. These are characters whose history is alive in every glance and gesture, Haigh and cinematographer Lol Crawley (shooting on 35mm) favouring lengthy two-shots in which either partner may drift in or out of frame, allowing the performances to breathe in unedited takes. There’s no room to hide, and Courtenay and Rampling are at the top of their game throughout, drawing us into their hopes and fears even as we watch them from a distance. Rampling in particular is a symphony of physical cries and whispers, her worried eyes and strained smiles choreographed with breath-taking precision, her face falling as slowly as the melting ice with which Geoff becomes so obsessed.

45 Years shows us the past materialising in the expressions of those trapped in the present, staring into an uncertain future. As Geoff and Kate dance to the Platters’ plaintive Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, we see their history laid bare, well-rehearsed moves made unfamiliar, embraces separated by distance – physical and temporal. Viewers will decide for themselves what the film’s parting shot means (another Hanekean trope), but I suspect most will agree about the haunting quality of this deceptively simple and richly disorienting glance into the abyss. (Excerpted from Mark Kermode's Guardian review).

Rated R, 95 min.

Hail, Caesar! Hail, Caesar! Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

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Thu, 2/25 4:15, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"A showbiz lark...sublime." — Variety
Hail, Caesar!

Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix. 

"We’re invited to lose ourselves in a state of vintage Hollywood rapture.. a rousing new testament to that old-time religion known as the movies." - Variety

PG-13, 100 min.

Spotlight Spotlight Spotlight

Spotlight

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon 2/22 6:45
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"An epic masterpiece. Flat out brilliant with powerhouse performances." — Access Hollywood
Spotlight

Part of our 7 DAYS OF OSCAR celebration. Best Picture of the Year nominee. One screening only. 

Spotlight tells the riveting true story behind the Pulitzier Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions.

When the newspaper's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world. Starring Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup. 

R, 128 min.

Brooklyn Brooklyn Brooklyn

Brooklyn

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Tue, 2/23 6:45
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Brooklyn

Part of our 7 DAYS OF OSCAR celebration. Best Picture of the Year nominee. One screening only. 

Brooklyn tells the story of Ellis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn.  Lured by the promise of America, Ellis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City.  The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Ellis into the intoxicating charm of love.  But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Ellis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

PG-13, 111 min.

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The Martian

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 2/24 6:45
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The Martian

Part of our 7 DAYS OF OSCAR celebration. Best Picture of the Year nominee. One screening only.

Matt Damon stars in this Ridley Scott epic about a man left for dead on Mars. With an excellent supporting cast including Jeff Daniels and Jessica Chastain.

PG-13, 144 min.

Room Room Room Room

Room

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Thu, 2/25 6:45
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Room

A warmly moving film, that starts on a suspenseful note, but ends resplendantly, Room is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child.

Room tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a break-out performance), a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson: Short Term 12, Trainwreck).  Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories.

Their life, however, is anything but typical, they are confined to a windowless 10-by-10 foot space, which Ma euphemistically named Room.  Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to insure that, even in this environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life.  But as Jack's curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma's resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.  R, 118 min.

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The Danish Girl

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Thu, 2/18 4:00 Ends Thursday
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"Eddie Redmayne gives the best performance of the year." — New York Observer
The Danish Girl

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN, BEST COSTUME DESIGN.

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne “The Theory of Everything” and Alicia Vikander “Ex Machina”), directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables”). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

"Remarkable." - USA Today
"A triumph. Truly magnificent." - Access Hollywood
"One of the year's finest films." - New York Post
"A cinematic landmark." - Variety
"Alicia Vikander is extraordinary." - Entertainment Weekly

R, 120 min.

Creed Creed Creed Creed

Creed

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Thu, 2/18 7:00 Ends Thursday
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"The best Rocky film since the original, honoring the Stallone legacy while setting it in a different direction. Feel the need. The need for Creed." — Empire
Creed

From the director of the the beautifully crafted Fruitvale Station.

Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky's help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen.

"Hot damn! We have a winner." - Rolling Stone

"[Director] Coogler keeps everything moving so gracefully that by the end of Creed, we almost don’t know what hit us." - TIME

"Creed is a dandy piece of entertainment, soothingly old-fashioned and bracingly up-to-date." - New York Time

PG-13, 133 min.

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Macbeth

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Sun, 2/21 1:00
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"Fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, its a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period." — Variety
Macbeth

From the people behind The King's Speech and acclaimed director Justin Kurzel, comes a visceral and visually breathtaking retelling of the classic tale about an ambition Scottish lord who seizes the throne with the help of his wife. Starring Micheal Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Macbeth is an epic cinematic experience. 113 min.

"There’s no doubled trouble in the slickly handsome new version of Macbeth with Michael Fassbender." - New York Times

Rated R, 113 min.

Member Appreciation Event! Member Appreciation Event!

Member Appreciation Event!

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Sat, 2/20 12:00
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"Will thrill you and change the way you watch movies." — Esquire

A free members-only screening to kick off our new program and celebrate our Rose family! Available to Rose members at any level. First-come, first-served to the the first 158 members who claim their tickets. Get your ticket early! We'll be screening the new film Hitchcock/Truffaut, a fantastic look into the minds of these two cinematic geniuses. Plus door prizes!

(This is a separate event from the bi-annual members screenings available to Member Levels 3-5).

TICKETS: Available online (limited supply) and at the box office beginning Saturday, 2/6 at 11:45 a.m. 
ADMISSION: Free, ticket required. Members only. One per member. Guest passes cannot be used at this event.
WHEN: Saturday, 2/20 at noon.
WHERE: The Rose (only 158 seats available!!)
NOT A MEMBER?: There's still time to become a member, just visit the Rose or our member page!

In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting—used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut—this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Hitchcock’s incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today’s leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader.

"A little slice of film-buff heaven." - Screen Daily

"Nirvana for movie-lovers." - Rolling Stone

"Terrific." - Entertainment Weekly

"A film-buff's nirvana. A resourceful, illuminating and very welcome documentation both of filmmaking and the making of history.” - Hollywood Reporter

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Les Liasons Dangereuses

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Sun, 2/21 11:00 a.m.
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★★★★ "Heady and intoxicating. A brilliantly revived adaptation." — Daily Telegraph

Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home. 

Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The Honourable Woman) and Dominic West (The Wire).

In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

★★★★★ "Theatre at its most seductive. Dominic West proves superb, Janet McTeer makes a triumphant return to the West End."  - Evening Standard

★★★★ "An evening to richly savour."Guardian

★★★★ "Janet McTeer is absolutely magnificent."The Times

★★★★ "West is great as Valmont, a booming, lusty bounder…McTeer is sensational as Merteuil."Time Out

★★★★ "Director Josie Rourke has given us a Les Liaisons Dangereuses to relish." Sunday Times

★★★★ "One of the best stage adaptations ever written."Observer

The Big Short The Big Short The Big Short The Big Short

The Big Short

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 2/19 6:45
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WINNER: Best Acting Ensemble of the Year — National Board of Review
The Big Short

Part of our 7 DAYS OF OSCAR celebration. Best Picture of the Year nominee. One screening only. 

How do you make an exuberant comedy about the financial apocalypse of 2008 that also manages to elucidate — with documentary-like rigor — the labyrinthine fraud at the heart of the U.S. economy? It’s a challenge that the director Adam McKay leaps to in The Big Short, which he adapted from Michael Lewis’s book on the collapse of the subprime-mortgage market. It’s a rollicking bad time!

McKay invents his own glorious goofball syntax: part business thriller, part stand-up comedy, with a liberal dash of NPR didacticism — as in the Peabody-winning “This American Life” episode “The Giant Pool of Money.” He has a master of ceremonies in Ryan Gosling’s Deutsche Bank slickster Jared Vennett (based on Lewis’s portrait of Greg Lippmann), who buttonholes the camera, explains how bankers went from “losers” to hotshots, and introduces characters like the misfit San Jose money manager Michael Burry (Christian Bale) and voluble New York hedge-fund manager Mark Baum (Steve Carell), both of whom bet against a booming housing market built on bad loans. Vennett stops the show for “explainer” sidebars that are the movie’s glory: celebrities who spell out what’s meant by such concepts as “mortgage-backed securities,” “collateralized-debt obligations” (CDOs), and “extrapolation bias.” It’s important to follow along: The more you can cram into your mind, the more your mind will be blown by the titanic scope of the greed and illogic.

The film’s various heroes ignore conventional wisdom and risk everything for what they believe, and we root for them: We love to identify with mavericks, even (maybe especially) if in real life we follow the herd. But in this case there’s a brilliant, nasty paradox at work. When we root for each man to be proved right and make a killing on cascading defaults, we’re actually rooting for global economic collapse and the loss of our own money. We go, Yes! They did it!!! They’re rich!!! And then: Oh. Shit. It’s both a great narrative strategy — Why would we want to identify with us, the patsies? — and a window like no other into How Things Work in the infernal machine that is 21st-­century capitalism.

To be fair, these men didn’t create said infernal machine; they only recognized and profited from it. Bale’s Burry (the only real name among the film’s protagonists) is a socially awkward (on the Asperg­ian end of the spectrum) ex-neurologist who bops around his office-playroom waving a pair of drumsticks. He’s the one who gets it first, who flies to New York to buy “shorts” from bankers who shoot stunned glances at one another while thinking, Sure, we’ll take your hundred million, heh-heh. Easy money!Bale plays him sweet and earnest, in his own world of impersonal projections, incapable of lying but seemingly untroubled by the morality of his investment: He’s only fazed when the market doesn’t collapse at the precise instant he knows it should, when it continues to be propped up by delusional thinking and he has to hold out against bosses who think he’s destroying their firm. Will things go to hell in time to save his investment? Fingers crossed!

It’s Carell’s Baum (based on Steve Eisman) who’s divided against himself, in it to win it but aghast at the chicanery and shortsightedness and the prospect of economic Armageddon. He still — as Vennett notes, with sadness and derision — has faith in the system. Baum’s brother (also in finance) jumped off a skyscraper, and he can’t shrug off the real-world consequences of what he does. Before making a deal with Vennett, Baum leads his team to Florida, where for sale signs and idle bulldozers dot suburban neighborhoods with their empty McMansions. What shocks him even more is the joshing, nihilistic materialism of the young men who collect fat commissions on loans that they know will never be paid back. “They’re not confessing,” says one of Baum’s assistants. “They’re bragging.” Even more appalling is the sequence in which Baum and Vennett travel to Vegas to get a close-up look at the industry packaging the loans. A scene in which Baum quizzes a smug CDO manager (clearly based on Wing Chau, whose libel suit against Lewis was dismissed) ends with one of the few applause lines. Baum hisses: “Short everything this guy has touched!”

Carell’s Baum is capable of sitting still and focusing for short amounts of time but not of keeping his thoughts to himself. He always looks as if he is itchy in his skin and smelling bad things. It’s a wonderful performance—peerlessly antsy. But the whole cast is terrific. Gosling sends up his own ingenuous good looks, and he has a funny, mocking rapport with Jeremy Strong, who radiates hostility as one of Baum’s partners. Finn Wittrock and John Magaro are the film’s other protagonists, a pair of fledgling Colorado investors who get wind of the potential windfall and turn for advice to their old mentor, Ben Rickert — Brad Pitt with a beard in his intellectual, Robert Redford–esque persona. Pitt (who also brought Lewis’s Moneyball to the screen) co-produced The Big Short with Dede Gardner, and, as in 12 Years a Slave, he gets to be the voice of decency, reminding his protégés that their fortunes will be made from the loss of investments, pensions, and houses. He scolds them for dancing.

McKay has shown a fair amount of political sass. Dr. Who vet Karen Gillan flexes her mile-long gams as the blithely unconscientious Securities and Exchange Commission agent with a yen for finance types — not a subtle character. More fascinatingly weird is Melissa Leo as the blinkered little Standard & Poor’s analyst who’s taken aback when Baum calls her out for giving triple-A ratings to triple-Z loans. “If we don’t give [the banks] what they want,” she explains, “they will go to Moody’s.”

The Big Short ends with some pointed editorializing about the lack of consequences for the fraudsters who cost the country trillions, and I was going to complain about the movie turning preachy … until I remembered having dinner in 2009 or thereabouts with some far-right-wing friends of my parents. The problem, they explained, was that the government had forced banks to give loans to minorities and immigrants. The problem was too much regulation. These are not the sort of people who’d see the director Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job or any pinko documentary. But maybe they’ll see this nutty, whooshy comedy (the best film of the year? Possibly …) and choke on their popcorn. McKay’s way of spinning this story gets us where we live.   --David Edelstein, New York Magazine.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 2/20 6:45
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Mad Max: Fury Road

Part of our 7 DAYS OF OSCAR celebration. Best Picture of the Year nominee. One screening only.

Don't miss this visually stunning continuation of the classic Mad Max films. Starring a fierce Charlize Theron, and menacing Tom Hardy. 

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

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Sun, 2/21 6:45
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Bridge of Spies

Part of our 7 DAYS OF OSCAR celebration. Best Picture of the Year nominee. One screening only.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks collaborate on yet another masterful film. Bridge of Spies is a riveting thriller set during the Cold War. 

PG-13, 141 min.

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Heart of a Dog

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Thu, 2/11 7:30
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"Spellbinding. Smart, silly, sad, and relentlessly honest - one of the most moving and provocative films you'll see this year." — New York Magazine
Heart of a Dog

Lolabelle was musician Laurie Anderson's beloved rat terrier. "Hello little bonehead, I'll love you forever," is how she greets the puppy in the movie's hilarious first scene in which she gives birth to the dog.  Dreams, memories, and stories of childhood trauma and loss form a kind of emotional wallpaper against which Anderson foregrounds her story.  The musician/composer/poet/philosopher creates a humorous, deeply moving meditation on the relationship of woman and dog, and in the process comments with wit and prescience on the changes in post-9/11 America.

NR, 75 min.

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Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation

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Thu, 2/11 4:30
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Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation

Our presentations of the Academy Award nominated short films are always a big hit! This year we're screening the animated and documentary offerings, a collection that is sure to impress with the power of simple visual storytelling. 86 min.

PLEASE NOTE: The final film is not suitable for young audiences. There will be an on-screen warning to alert parents to leave with their children.

Sanjay’s Super Team – dir. Sanjay Patel, USA, 7 minutes
In Sanjay's Super Team, the new short film from Pixar Animation Studios, accomplished artist Sanjay Patel uses his own experience to tell the story of a young, first-generation Indian-American boy whose love for western pop-culture comes into conflict with his father’s traditions. Sanjay is absorbed in the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into the traditions of his Hindu practice. Tedium and reluctance quickly turn into an awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on a journey he never imagined, returning with a new perspective that they can both embrace.

World of Tomorrow – dir. Don Hertzfeldt, USA, 17 minutes
A little girl named Emily is taken on a fantastical tour of her distant future by a surprising visitor who reveals unnerving secrets about humanity's fate.

Bear Story – dir. Gabriel Osorio, Chile, 11 minutes
Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken.

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos – dir. Konstantin Bronzit, Russia, 16 minutes
Two best friends have dreamed since childhood of becoming cosmonauts, and together they endure the rigors of training and public scrutiny, and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their shared goal.

If I Was God (additional film)

Taking Flight (additional film)

The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse (additional film)

The Loneliest Spotlight (additional film)

Catch It (additional film)

Prologue – dir. Richard Williams, UK, 6 minutes
PLEASE NOTE: THIS FILM IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG VIEWERS and will be screened as the last entry in the Animated program. It will be preceded by a parental guidance title-card. The film features graphic illustrated violence and full male nudity. All under-age viewers should exit the theatre prior to this final film.

Clocking in at six minutes, Prologue describes an incident in the Spartan-Athenian wars of 2,400 years ago. In it, a small girl bears witness as warriors battle to death. The dialog-free project utilizes natural sounds to complement the intense animation (entirely animated by Richard Williams himself). Williams - who is best known for his work as animation director on Who Framed Roger Rabbit, his unfinished feature The Thief and the Cobbler and Academy Award-winning A Christmas Carol adaptation - has worked on Prologue for many years in between other projects. It was finally completed this year at the Aardman Studios in Bristol, UK.

 


 

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The Princess Bride

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sun, 2/14 7:30
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"They're kissing again. Do we have to read the kissing parts?" — The Grandson
The Princess Bride

***SOLD OUT***

Inconceivable! Yep, we're celebrating Valentine's Day with Westley and Buttercup in the Starlight Room this year. $20 gets you movie admission, a medium popcorn, plus champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.

Tickets are expected to fly out the door, so don't delay. Purchase online or visit the Rose box office ASAP.

Carol Carol Carol Carol

Carol

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Thu, 2/4 4:30, 7:30 - Ends Thursday
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"An exquisitely drawn, deeply felt love story that teases out every nuance of its characters' lives with supreme intelligence, and filmmaking craft of the most sophisticated and accessible order." — Variety
Carol

Port Townsend Film Festival First Tuesday Salon: 2/2 at 7:30. Post-show discussion with poet Kate Reavey.

Academy Award Nominations: BEST ACTRESS, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST COSTUME DESIGN, 

Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley), and directed by Todd Haynes (I'm Not There, Far From Heaven, Safe), Carol was a hit at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where Rooney Mara won the Best Actress award.  A rare film centered around a homosexual relationship set during a much less tolerant era, the almost subterranean delicacy of Haynes' direction is on full display when the two women meet for the first time, and Cate Blanchett's soft, husky voice and Mara's cool yet vulnerable voice seem to faintly caress each other.  

Therese (Mara) and Carol (Blanchette) seem to ease themselves (and the audience) so quickly and naturally into a bond that they have no interest in defining, or even really discussing, a choice that works not only for an era when their love dared not speak its name, but also for Haynes' faith in the power of the medium to achieve an eloquence beyond words.  (Excerpted from Variety).

R, 118 min.

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The Revenant

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Thu, 2/4 4:00, 7:45 - Ends Thursday
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"Astonishing." — Seattle Times
The Revenant

12 Academy Award Nominations: BEST PICTURE, ACTOR, SUPPORTING ACTOR, DIRECTOR, FILM EDITING, PRODUCTION DESIGN, VISUAL EFFECTS, CINEMATOGRAPHY, COSTUME DESIGN, MAKE-UP, SOUND EDITING, SOUND MIXING.

Golden Globe winner: Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Direction!

Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidante John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. The Revenant is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award® winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).

Rated R, 156 min.

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Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary Program A

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Sat, 2/6 12:15
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Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary Program A

PROGRAM A

These documentary shorts always offer a magical window into lives from across the globe. Program A includes three powerful stories, from Pakistan, Liberia and the U.S., touching on issues of women's rights, love, forgiveness, freedom, disease, veterans' care, mental health and criminal justice. Dive in. 98 min.

(PROGRAM B inclues two additional films, and screens on Sunday, 2/7 at 12:15).

Body Team 12, Liberia, 13 min.
Body Team 12 is tasked with collecting the victims at the height of the Ebola outbreak. These body collectors have arguably the most dangerous job in the world. Yet despite the strain they emerge as heroes while the film explores their philosophy and strength. The story is told on the ground in Monrovia, Liberia through the eyes of the only female member of the team, who reveals the heartbreaking, lifesaving work of removing bodies from loved ones in order to halt transmission of the disease. 

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Pakistan, 40 min.
More than a 1000 women are killed in the name of 'honor' in Pakistan every year.  The story of a rare survivor who falls in love and lives to tell the tale.

Last Day of Freedom, USA, 35 min.
When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision; should he call the police? Last Day of Freedom is a richly animated personal narrative that tells the story of Bill’s decision to stand by his brother, a Veteran returning from war, as he faces criminal charges, racism, and ultimately the death penalty. This film is a portrait of a man at the nexus of the most pressing social issues of our day; veterans’ care, mental health access and criminal justice. 

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary Program B

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary Program B

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Sun, 2/7 12:15
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Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary Program B

PROGRAM B

Program B includes the final two films in our Oscar nominated series of powerful short films selected from around the world. The films focus on the power of art, one from Vietnam about a young man affected by Agent Orange with dreams of being a professional artist, and a moving portrait of a French filmmaker whose life's cinematic work has focused on WW II. 77 min.

(PROGRAM A inclues three additional films, and screens on Saturday, 2/6 at 12:15).

Chau, Beyond the Lines, Vietnam/USA, 37 min.
Chau, a teenager growing up in a Vietnamese care center for children disabled by Agent Orange, battles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional artist. 

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, USA, 40 min.
The film explores the life and films of French director Claude Lanzmann, known for his cinematic work surrounding WW II.

 

Elvis Costello: Detour Live

Elvis Costello: Detour Live

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Wed, 1/27 7:30
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Elvis Costello: Detour Live

Filmed at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

In a solo performance in front of his home crowd (and his mom), performer and songwriter Elvis Costello take us on a musical journey through his vast songbook.  Digging deep into his catalogue, with breakthrough songs - like "Watching the Detectives," "45," emotive Bob Dylan reinventions such as "Down on the Bottom," and barnstorming renditions of collaborative work like the Paul McCartney co-written song, "Pads, Paws and Claws," - Costello gives us an concert to remember.

Between songs Costello treats us to to stories about his earliest memories, with anecdotes about his family and the origins of his music and traveling life.

With special guest Larkin Poe, a bluegrass and roots rock sister act from Atlanta.  

PG-13, 112 min.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood

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Wed, 1/27 7:30 Sold Out
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The Adventures of Robin Hood

1938's swashbuckling classic starring the legendary Erroll Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Basil Rathbone. Another tremendous film from the golden age of cinema. Don't miss this classic! It was an instant hit when it was released and it still is today, fully of derring-do, swordplay and romance.

Turandot

Turandot

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 1/30 9:55 a.m.
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Turandot

Streaming live from New York!

The new season of live operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins October 3rd.  Tickets go on sale to Met members (with a member ID card), Friday, July 17 at 2:30 at the box office only.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 24 at the box office and online at 2:30.  

Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and wins her hand. Franco Zeffirelli’s golden production is conducted by Paolo Carignani.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs, 15 min.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 1/21 4:15, 7:30 (2D only)
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Please note: Tickets are now sold out for the early screening on 12/17 at 7:30.

Wow, the anticipation for this movie is over the top. And who better to reboot the series than J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias, Star Trek, Mission Impossible III). Set 30 years after Episode VI, the saga continues with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Simon Pegg, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, and Lupita Nyong'o.

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 1/24/16 1:00
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The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married.  French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other, portraying the Bolshoi’s audacity and energy in a completely new way. This new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen anywhere else!

Time delayed
Music: Dimitri Shostakovich
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 5 min.

Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Les Pêcheurs de Perles

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Sat, 1/16 9:55 a.m.
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"A dream cast...theatrical magic." — New York Times
Les Pêcheurs de Perles

Streaming Live From New York!

The new season of live operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins October 3rd.  Tickets go on sale to Met members (with a member ID card), Friday, July 17 at 2:30 at the box office only.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 24 at the box office and online at 2:30.  

Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by rival pearl divers competing for her hand. Her suitors are tenor Matthew Polenzani and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, who sing the lilting duet “Au fond du temple saint,” which opera fans know and adore. Director Penny Woolcock explores the timeless themes of pure love, betrayal, and vengeance in a production that vividly creates an undersea world on the stage of the Met. Conductor Gianandrea Noseda brings his romantic flair to the lush score from the composer of Carmen.

Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 29 min.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

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Sat, 1/9 11:00 a.m.
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"Enchanting. Magnificent. Theatre at its most imaginative." — Daily Mail

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. 

This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

"Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism." - Observer
"A fresh, exciting and endlessly inventive production." - Evening Standard
"Original, engaging, and unexpectedly funny." - Daily Telegraph
"Witty, impassioned and bold." - Financial Times
"A joy to watch." - Time Out

Hamlet

Hamlet

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 12/19 11:00 a.m.
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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. 

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 12/20 1:00
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CAST
Anna Nikulina and Denis Rodkin

On Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the Nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army.  This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairytale setting and Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. The Bolshoi’s version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance and philosophy, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous Prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.

Pre-recorded.
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 10 min.

The Lady of the Camellias

The Lady of the Camellias

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 12/13 12:00
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​“Neumeier’s character-rich ballet has found a company that is equal to its challenges” — Financial Times

CAST
The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi breathes new life into John Neumeier's tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel and accompanied by Chopin's exquisite score. This production assumes a new emotional and dramatic texture that only the Bolshoi’s dancers can deliver. 

Same day, time-delayed.
Music: Frederic Chopin
Choreography: John Neumeier
Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs, 5 min.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

as part of Late Night Flicks
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sat, Nov. 28 10:00
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"A riotously springy holiday knockabout." — Washington Post
Planes, Trains and Automobiles

If your Thanksgiving this year turns out to be a wee bit challenging, then revisiting this hilarious comedy from 1987 will make you feel much better.

All Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants to do is get home for Thanksgiving.  His flight has been cancelled, and as bad luck will have it, Neal is blessed with the presence of Del Griffith (John Candy), shower curtain ring salesman and all-around blabbermouth who is never short of advice, conversation, bad jokes and company. And guess what?  Del is headed in the same direction as Neal, so they hit the highway together.  What could possibly go wrong?  Directed by John Hughes.  R, 93 min. 

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

as part of Classics Night
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Wed, 11/18 7:30
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"Quintessential Capra - popular wish fulfillment served up with fast-talking comic panache that you don't have time to question its cornball idealism." — Time Out
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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As the 2015 mind-bending, presidential campaign continues to cause me to scratch my gray head, I thought - at least for one Starlight night - we need to return to 1939 for a healthy dose idealism, courtesy of Frank Capra and James Stewart. 

The result of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington was an immediate backlash from politicians, but cheers from critics and audiences. Costarring Jean Arthur and Claude Rains. 

NR, 129 min.

Lulu

Lulu

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 11/21 9:30 a.m.
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Lulu

Streaming live from New York!

The new season of live operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins October 3rd.  Tickets go on sale to Met members (with a member ID card), Friday, July 17 at 2:30 at the box office only.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 24 at the box office and online at 2:30.  

Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale, who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs, 14 min.

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Return of the River

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Sun, 11/22 12:00
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"With its stunning photography, in-depth historical background, and deeply-imbued tribal perspective, Return of the River is the documentary film that lives up to the grandeur of the Elwha, its renewal, and its promise.” — Linda V. Mapes, author of "Elwha, a River Reborn
Return of the River

Benefit for Swan School! $10 tickets.

Best Feature Documentary - 2014 Port Townsend Film Festival

After four previously sold out shows at the Rose, Return of the River returns to the Rose. Local filmmaker Jessica Plumb will be on hand to discuss the film.

Return of the River follows a group of strong-minded, committed people as they attempt the impossible: to change the public opinion of a town (Port Angeles, WA) and eventually the nation to bring a dam down.  The community comes to a consensus, setting the Elwha River free and showing the way to a more sustainable future. Amid grim environmental news, Return of the River is a film infused with hope. Co-directed by Olympic Peninsula locals Jessica Plumb and John Gussman

"'Return of the River' vividly portrays the epic story of the freeing of Olympic National Park's mighty Elwha River from two salmon-blocking dams.  The Elwha Klallam people, scientists, fishermen, politicians, enviros, and townsfolk all add their voices to a film that is visually dazzling, lyrically evocative, and fluid as mountain snowmelt." -Tim McNulty, poet, essayist, native writer

"'Return of the River' lives up to the grandeur of the Elwha, its renewal, and its promise." - Seattle Times

Not rated. 70 min.

Jewels

Jewels

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 11/15 1:00
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CAST
Emeralds: Vladislav Lantratov, Anastasia Stashkevich, Anna Tikhomirova, Igor Tsvirko
Rubies: Ekaterina Krysanova, Vyacheslav Lopatin, Ekaterina Shipulina
Diamonds: Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin

This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone.  With this first abstract ballet, Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools that had forged his style: Paris, New York, and St Petersburg, each represented by a contrasting jewel: emerald, ruby, and diamond. Jewels offers  a unique occasion to enjoy Balanchine’s  visually captivating work, as the Bolshoi is only company authorized by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his masterpiece.  

Pre-recorded.
Music: Gabriel Faure (Emeralds), Igor Stravinsky (Rubies), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Diamonds)
Choreography: George Balanchine
Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 5 min.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 10/31 10:00 Sold Out
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"This best thing to do in Port Townsend on Halloween!" — That Guy With the Mustache at the Coffee Shop
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

**Please don't throw anything, we don't want to trash the theatre!**  (But dancing in the aisles is certainly allowed).

SOLD OUT.

Spend you Halloween night enjoying the dark debauched world of this cult classic film starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. Hosted by the mysterious and legendary Fräulein Fanny Spänker. With a costume contest and prizes.  Sing and dance along to your heart's content.

"I've been waiting all year for this!" - The Lady in the Long Skirt From the Co-op
"My favorite movie of all time!" - Boatyard Guy With the Dog
"Anyone who's anyone will be at the Rose on Halloween!" - Girl You See Jogging at the Fort 
"I'm already working on my costume!" - Your Neighbor Who's Always Sitting in Front of Aldrich's (does he have a job?)

Tannhauser

Tannhauser

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 10/31 9:00 a.m.
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Streaming live from New York!

The new season of live operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins October 3rd.  Tickets go on sale to Met members (with a member ID card), Friday, July 17 at 2:30 at the box office only.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 24 at the box office and online at 2:30.  

James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor Johan Botha takes on the daunting title role, opposite soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, baritone Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus.

Estimated Run Time: 4 hrs, 20 min.

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Rififi

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 10/21 7:30 SOLD OUT
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"Enough raw sex to elevate every eyebrow." — New York Daily Mirror
Rififi

This classic French heist film was an international hit in 1955 and re-established Jules Dessin as a major director. The film's most famous sequence is the 28-minute heist scene, played without a line of dialogue or a note of music is still one of the most nerve-racking sequences on film. The fictional burglary has been mimicked by criminals around the world.  

122 min.

"The suspense is almost unbearable." New York Daily News

Otello

Otello

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 10/17 9:55 a.m.
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Streaming live from New York!

The new season of live operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins October 3rd.  Tickets go on sale to Met members (with a member ID card), Friday, July 17 at 2:30 at the box office only.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 24 at the box office and online at 2:30.  

Verdi’s masterful Otello matches Shakespeare’s play in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lučić plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

Estimated run time: 3 hours, 30 min.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 10/14 7:30 Limited Seating
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"Please, this is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let's not bicker or argue over who killed who."
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

40th Anniversary Sing-Along for Worldwide Holy Grail Day!

Monty Python is on a medieval quest in their first feature film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. England 932 A.D. and King Arthur (Graham Chapman) accompanied by his trusty servant Patsy (Terry Gilliam) is seeking Knights to join his Round Table at Camelot.  With Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Eric Idle. 

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My Fair Lady

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 10/18 3:00 SOLD OUT
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"Wise, witty and winning. In short, a miraculous musical." — New York Herald Tribune
My Fair Lady

In honor of its 50th anniversary, this eight time Oscar-winning musical has been restored frame-by-frame from the original negative, under the supervision of Robert Harris, famed film historian and preservationist.

My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe.  The story is about Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady.

Not Rated, 170 min., 1964

"An irresistible hit." - Variety

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The Beaux Stratagem

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 10/10 11:00 a.m.
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★★★★ "Exuberant fun. An exhilarating Simon Godwin production." — Guardian
The Beaux Stratagem

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

★★★★
"Sharp. Beautifully revived. A treat." - The Times

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"Fresh, relevant and unstoppably entertaining." - Observer

★★★★
"Exuberant. Deliciously modern. This Restoration romp is a lot of fun." - Time Out

★★★★
"Fresh and assured. Susannah Fielding proves herself the mistress of comic timing." - Evening Standard

Giselle

Giselle

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 10/11 1:15
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New Production.

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama. 

Same-day, time-delayed.
Music: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 20 min.