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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”.

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.

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.

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!

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.  

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.

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.

Hello, My Name is Doris Hello, My Name is Doris Hello, My Name is Doris

Hello, My Name is Doris

Fri, 3/25 - Thu, 3/31 Showtimes TBD
"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.

As You Like It

As You Like It

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 3/19 11:00 a.m.
Sun, 3/27 11:00 a.m.
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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.

Rams Rams Rams

Rams

Dates TBD
"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

A Ballerina's Tale

A Ballerina's Tale

Dates TBD

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.

Race Race Race Race

Race

Dates TBD
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

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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CAST
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.

Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth

Macbeth

Dates TBD
"Fearsomely visceral and impeccably performed, its a brisk, bracing update, even as it remains exquisitely in period." — Variety
Macbeth

From the peopel 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.

Embrace of the Serpent Embrace of the Serpent Embrace of the Serpent Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent

Dates TBD
"Simply a work of art. One of the most cingular 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 transcendant 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.

Ran Ran Ran Ran

Ran

Dates TBD
"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

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

Boy and the World

Fri, 3/11 - Thu, 3/17 Showtimes TBD
"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.

Eye in the Sky Eye in the Sky Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

Dates TBD
"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.

Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
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.

Mustang Mustang Mustang Mustang

Mustang

Fri, 3/4 - Thu, 3/10 Showtimes TBD
"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.

Anomalisa Anomalisa Anomalisa

Anomalisa

Fri, 2/26 - Thu, 3/3 Showtimes TBD
"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.

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Fri, 2/26 - Thu, 3/3 Showtimes TBD
"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.

Duck Soup Duck Soup Duck Soup Duck Soup

Duck Soup

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 2/24 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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The Lady in the Van

Fri, 2/19 - Thu, 2/25 Showtimes TBD
"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.

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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.

Les Liasons Dangereuses Les Liasons Dangereuses Les Liasons Dangereuses

Les Liasons Dangereuses

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 2/13` 11:00 a.m.
Sun, 2/21 11:00 a.m.
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★★★★ "Heady and intoxicating. A brilliantly revived adaptation." — ★★★★ "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

Where to Invade Next Where to Invade Next

Where to Invade Next

Fri, 2/12 - Thu, 2/18 Showtimes TBD
"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.

45 Years 45 Years 45 Years 45 Years

45 Years

Fri, 2/12 - Thu, 2/18 Showtimes TBD
"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.

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!!)
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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

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.

The Revenant The Revenant The Revenant The Revenant

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.

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

The Big Short

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Thu, 2/4 4:00, 7:00 - Ends Thursday
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WINNER: Best Acting Ensemble of the Year — National Board of Review
The Big Short

Academy Award Nominee: BEST PICTURE, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, BEST DIRECTING, BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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.

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

Hail, Caesar!

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 2/6 - Sun, 2/7 1:15, 4:00, 7:00
Mon, 2/8 - Thu, 2/11 4:00, 7:00
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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.

Heart of a Dog Heart of a Dog Heart of a Dog

Heart of a Dog

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Sat, 2/6 - Sun, 2/7 2:30, 7:30
Mon, 2/8 - 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.

The Danish Girl The Danish Girl The Danish Girl The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl

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Sat, 2/6 12:45, 4:15, 7:30
Sun, 2/7 - Thu, 2/11 4:15, 7:30
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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.

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 2/6 - 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.

 


 

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary Program A Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary Program A

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.

The Adventures of Robin Hood The Adventures of Robin Hood The Adventures of Robin Hood The Adventures of Robin Hood

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

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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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CAST
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

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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
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
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

Classics @ the Starlight
New Digital Restoration

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

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
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.

Il Trovatore Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 10/3 9:55 a.m.
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Il Trovatore

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.  

Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour. Tenor Yonghoon Lee sings the ill-fated Manrico, baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky is his rival, and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is the mysterious gypsy with the troubled past. Marco Armiliato conducts Sir David McVicar’s Goya-inspired production.

Estimated run time: 2 hrs, 45 min.

Port Townsend Film Festival

Port Townsend Film Festival

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri 9/25 - Sun 9/27

The 16th edition of the Port Townsend Film Festival is shaping up to be one of the best.  The stellar line-up of films is online now - www.ptfilmfest.com - so check it out.  This year's very special guests include actors Chris Cooper and Beau Bridges.

Free outdoor movies on Taylor Street, featuring CINEMA PARADISO on Sunday evening.

Don't delay, get your festival passes today! 

Rear Window Rear Window Rear Window Rear Window

Rear Window

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 8/19 7:30 SOLD OUT
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"The clearest example of a Hitchcock movie that functions on dual levels: it's both mousetrap and abyss." — New York Magazine
Rear Window

Rear Window is considered by many moviegoers, critics and scholars to one of Alfred Hitchcock's best, and one of the greatest movies every made.  James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter and Raymond Burr star in this thriller about a wheelchair-bound photographer who becomes convinced that one of this neighbors has committed murder.  Music by Franz Waxman, and costumes by Edith Head.  

NR, 112 min, 1954. $12.

"Masterpiece of voyeurism." - Entertainment Weekly

"'Rear Window' is the epitome of Hollywood class."Mr. Showbiz

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 8/16 1:15
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"Deliriously beautiful, deeply magical." — Newsday
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Directed by Julie Taymor!

Of all of Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most phantasmagorical, featuring fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers.  Julie Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic.  With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Freida) and music by Academy Award winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this is an immersive, inventive cinematic experience that was filmed during the show's highly acclaimed inaugural run.  The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the centre of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale. NR, 148 min.

"Will knock your socks off." - Huffington Post
 

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The Third Man

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 7/22 7:30 SOLD OUT
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"One great scene after another! One great shot after another! I've seen it 50 times and it's still magic." — Roger Ebert
The Third Man

SOLD OUT.

In post-war Vienna, Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) arrives to meet up with his old friend Harry Lime, only to find that he's dead - or is he?  As a stranger in a strange land, he descends through levels of deception, and as he discovers his own friend's corruption, the moral choices loom.  

The Third Man is a triumph of atmosphere, with its stars in perhaps their most iconic roles: Trevor Howard at his most Britishly military; Alida Valli, here truly enigmatic and Garboesque; and Welle's Harry Lime, arriving in one of the greatest star entrances ever.  Three Oscar nominations: direction (Carol Reed), editing, cinematography; the Grand Prize at Cannes. 93 min. The first major restoration. Screenplay by Graham Greene. NR, 93 min.

All tickets $12.

The Audience The Audience

The Audience

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 7/11 - Sun, 7/12 12:45
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"Wholly tremendous." — Daily Telegraph
The Audience

Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. 

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. 

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience has received three 2015 Tony Award® nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe) and Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley). The production has also been nominated for 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Outstanding New Broadway Play), 4 Drama League Awards (including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play) and 2 Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Actress in a Play).

The Audience is written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

Encore screenings feature a live performance recorded during the original run of the production in London’s West End in 2013, and feature the original West End cast.

"Funny and truthful, good-hearted, spiky, full of surprises. I loved every minute." - The Telegraph

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Citizen Kane

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 6/24 7:30 Sold Out
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"It comes close to being the most sensational film ever made in Hollywood." — New York Times
Citizen Kane

Considered by many critics, filmmakers and fans to be the greatest film every made, Citizen Kane is particularly praised for its cinematography, music and narrative structure, which was innovative for its time.

The story examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, played by Welles, a character based in part on American newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Upon its release, Hearst prevented mention of the film in any of his newspapers. Narrated principally through flashbacks, the story is told through the research of a newsreel reporter seeking to solve the mystery of the newspaper magnates dying word: "Rosebud." Nominated for nine Academy Awards.  (1941) 

119 min.

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Man and Superman

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 6/6 11:00 a.m.
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Man and Superman

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. 

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. 

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 6/7 11:00 a.m.
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"Stellar." — Broadway World

From the incomparable Stratford Shakespeare Festival! Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.  Runtime: 2 hrs., 50 min.

"Geraint Wyn Davies offers us an Antony of boundless charm and eternal optimism, while Yanna McIntosh presents a Cleopatra of vibrancy and power."Toronto Star

"Excellent."Sun Media

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The Thin Blue Line

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 5/20 7:30
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"Morris has fashioned a brilliant work of pulp fiction around this crime." — New York Times
The Thin Blue Line

Film to be followed by a discussion with documentarian Ward Serrill and Rocky Friedman.

No American film made during the 1980s was as significant in blurring the boundaries between what's real and reel, in demonstrating the remarkable impact a "small" movie can have.  

Offering a variation on the Hollywood "Wrong Man" plot (one of Hitchcock's most prevalent themes), The Thin Blue Line examines the true story of Randall Dale Adams, convicted to death for a crime he didn't commit.

Not structured as an investigation, The Thin Blue Line unfolds like a dark reverie, a nightmare filled with exaggerated images and small details that assume greater importance as the film goes along. Morris explores the darker side of justice, the hidden motives, the withheld data, the questionable interpretation of facts.  Each interview creates more questions than it can possibly answer.  As a result, the truth gets murkier and murkier and almost slips away.  

NR, 103 min.
 

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Brazil

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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sat, 5/2 10:00
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Brazil

From the twisted mind of Terry Gilliam comes one of the most twisted movies of all time.  It's a surrealistic nightmare vision, and a dark comedy of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme.  Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. When a daydreaming bureaucrat becomes unwittingly involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mystery woman, he becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions.  

The cast includes Jonathan Pryce, Robert DeNiro, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins and Jim Broadbent.  R, 132 min. (1985)

Tickets $12, on sale NOW!

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A View From the Bridge

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 5/2 11:00 a.m.
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"Five Stars. One of the most powerful Miller productions I have ever seen." — Telegraph
A View From the Bridge

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.  

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. 

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

Cavallaria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Cavallaria Rusticana/Pagliacci

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/25 9:30 a.m.
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Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods, but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Patricia Racette (Pagliacci) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

3 hrs, 30 min.

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My Man Godfrey

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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 4/22 7:30
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"God, this film is beautiful." — Roger Ebert
My Man Godfrey

Carole Lombard and William Powell star in this hilarious screwball comedy about a wealthy young woman who falls for the homeless man she's hired as her eccentric family's butler.  To add to the magic, director Gregory La Cava and screenwriter Morrie Ryskind preferred to finish the script on the set, working from the actors' improvisations.  As a result, the characters became a mirror image of Powell, Lombard, and their brief marriage.  The movie earned Oscar nominations in all four acting categories. (1936).  

"A screwball masterpiece." - Village Voice

 

King John

King John

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/18 11:00 a.m.
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"Truly electric...the political machinations are delicious!" — Toronto Star

From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival! War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favor of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son.  Runtime: 2hrs., 51 min.

"Deliciously contemporary."Globe and Mail

"Brilliant."National Post

"Superb...remarkable intimacy."Chicago Tribune

"Director Carroll, who was nominated for two Tony Awards this year, has turned King John into the season’s must-see for Shakespeare aficionados."Montreal Gazette

"Grabs and holds attention...an impressive and compelling production." - Broadway World

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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

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Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sat, 3/14 10:00
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"[A] roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie." — Rolling Stone
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

They came.  They conquered.  They looked fabulous. With a contract to perform a drag show out in the Australian desert, Tick (Hugo Weaving), Adam (Guy Pearce) and Benadette (Terrance Stamp) each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney.  Christening their battered pink tour bus "Priscilla," this wickedly funny and high-drama trio heads for the outback...and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits.  You go girls!  

Rated R, 104 min.

"The year's one clear candidate for future cult status." - Film.com

La Donna del Lago La Donna del Lago

La Donna del Lago

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 3/14 9:55 a.m.
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La Donna del Lago

Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti. 

3 hrs, 30 min.

King Lear

King Lear

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 3/7 11:00 a.m.
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"Encounter greatness in the theatre..." — Toronto Star

From the incomparable Stratford Shakespeare Festival! An aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, with consequences he little expects. His reason shattered in the storm of violent emotion that ensues, with his very life hanging in the balance, Lear loses everything that has defined him as a king – and thereby discovers the essence of his own humanity.  Runtime: 2 hrs., 53 min.

"Superb." - Toronto Star

"Powerful." - The Globe and Mail

"Heart wrenching." - London Free Press

"Diamond-sharp." - Capital Critics Circle

"Exceptional tenderness." - Montreal Gazette

The Big Lebowski The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

as part of Late Night Flicks
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sat, 2/21 10:00 SOLD OUT
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"That rug really tied the room together." — The Dude
The Big Lebowski

The Dude abides. In the Starlight Room.  For one show only.  Get your tickets now!

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Treasure Island

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat 2/21 11:00 a.m.
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"Spectacular. Daring. Fun for all the family."
Treasure Island

Suitable for ages 10 and up.

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

"Astonishing.  A remarkable take on Stevenson's classic." - Observer

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 2/18 7:30
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"Sassy, screwball classic with a feminist twist." — Common Sense Media

Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy star in Howard Hawks's delightful screwball comedy from 1940 about a a newspaper editor who uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from marry a rather bland insurance salesman.

In her autobiography, "Life is a Banquet," Russell wrote that she thought her role did not have as many good lines as Grant's, so she hired her own writer to "punch up" her dialogue.  With Hawks encouraging ad-libbing on he set, Russell was able to slip her writer's work into the movie.  Only Grant was wise to this tactic and greeted her each morning saying, "What have you got today?"

All tickets $12.

"Cary Grant's performance is truly virtuoso." - Chicago Reader

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Iolanta/Blue Beard's Castle

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 2/14 9:30 a.m.
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On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta) followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko.

Both operas are directed by Mariusz Treliński, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

3 hrs, 40 min.

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Blade Runner, Final Cut

as part of Late Night Flicks
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sat, 2/7 10:00
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Blade Runner, Final Cut

Our screening of this on 1/31 sold out so quickly we decided to bring it back for another show.

Ridley Scott's 1982 Sci-Fi masterpiece comes to the Starlight Room.  Don't miss the FINAL CUT on the big screen.  

Featuring dazzling performances by Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah.

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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 1/31 9:55 a.m.
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Les Contes d'Hoffmann

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the title role of the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer in the Met’s kaleidoscopic production of Offenbach’s energetic, operatic masterpiece. Hibla Gerzmava, Erin Morley and Christine Rice sing the three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.

3 hrs, 50 min.

JOHN JOHN JOHN JOHN

JOHN

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 1/25 11:45 a.m.
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"A thrilling decent into chaos." — The Guardian

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. For ages 18 and up!

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards. The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. 

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most. 

"Bravely confrontational." - Telegraph
"Extraordinary." - Sunday Times
"Powerful and absorbing." - Evening Standard

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 1/17 9:55 a.m.
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The Merry Widow

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling woman who captivates all of Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her team, set designer Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray), have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

3 hrs.

On the Waterfront On the Waterfront On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 1/14 7:30
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"I coulda been a contendah!"
On the Waterfront

SOLD OUT.

Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden and Lee J. Cobb star in one of the greatest films of all time.  Based on "Crime on the Waterfront," a series articles that won the Pulitzer Prize, the stories detail widespread corruption, extortion, and racketeering on the waterfronts in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  

A critical and commercial success when it was released in 1954, the movie went on to receive 12 Academy Award nominations, wining eight, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Brando), Best Supporting Actress for Saint (in her film debut), and Best Director for Elia Kazan.  The soundtrack score was composed by Leonard Bernstein.  

Visit NPR for a wonderful interview with Eva Marie Saint.

Not rated, 108 min.

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Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 12/13 9:00 a.m.
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Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

James Levine conducts Wagner’s epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

6 hrs.

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Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 11/22 9:55 a.m.
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Il Barbiere di Siviglia

The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of opera’s most instantly recognizable melodies – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

3 hrs, 30 min.

Skylight

Skylight

"One of the most intelligently sentimental love stories of our time." — The New York Times

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in this highly anticipated production, directed by Stephen Daldry, broadcast live from London’s West End by NT Live.

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Bill Nighy, whose extensive film credits include Love ActuallyNotes on a Scandal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and whose stage roles include Pravda and the world premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour on Broadway, plays alongside Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn DavisThe Great GatsbyAn Education) who is making her West End stage debut, and Matthew Beard (An EducationOne DayThe Look of Love).

Skylight is directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry, who recently directed the sell-out West End production of The Audience with Helen Mirren, which was also broadcast to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

David Hare is the author of 29 plays for stage, including PlentyRacing Demon, Amy’s ViewPravda (with Howard Brenton) and Stuff Happens. His many screenplays include The Hours and The Reader.

Skylight was originally produced at the National Theatre in 1995, before transferring to the West End and Broadway, and won an Olivier Award for Best Play.

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Carmen

Carmen

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

3 hrs, 40 min.

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Le Nozze di Figaro

Le Nozze di Figaro

Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy during the gilded age of the late 1920s.

Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, with Peter Mattei as the philandering Count they work for, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy, Cherubino. 

3 hrs, 55 min.

Holiday Holiday Holiday

Holiday

as part of Classics Night
"One of Cukor's best films." — Time Out
Holiday

Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Edward Everett Horton star in one of George Cukor's best films.  It's a marvelous, sophisticated comedy about a prototype dropout (Grant in one of his best performances) who takes a rich, upper class family by storm:  Arriving engaged to the conventionally snobbish younger daughter, stirring up latent doubts and resentments through his carefree disregard for material proprieties and properties, he ends up by showing the yearningly dissatisfied elder sister (Hepburn) the way to a declaration of independence. 

95 min.

"There are a thousand nonconformist comedies, only one 'Holiday.'" - Chicago Reader

To Have and Have Not To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

"The scenes between Bogart and Bacall are so dazzlingly about attraction and sex that they encapsulate the whole magic of movies." — Hollywood Reporter
To Have and Have Not

FREE admission.  Under the stars in the NW Maritime Center courtyard (431 Water Street).  Bring a picnic and your own chair!

In tribute to Lauren Bacall, who passed away last week at the age of 89, the final film in our outdoor summer series was her first film, made when she was just 19 years old.

Bacall's part was greatly extended to take advantage of the Bogart-Bacall chemistry, especially in the legendary double entendre-laced line ""You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve?  You just put your lips together and...blow."  

Presented in partnership with the Port Townsend Film Festival.

Not rated, 100 min. (1944)

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The Graduate

as part of Classics Night
"I just want to say one word to you. Just one word...Plastics."
The Graduate

One of the greatest movies from the '60s is still one best movies of all time.  Dustin Hoffman, in his first major film role, plays Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate who would rather float in his parents' suburban pool than follow adult advice about his future. But the exhortation to seize every possible opportunity inspires Ben to accept an offer of sex from Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft).  The affair and the pool are all well and good until Ben is pushed to go out with Mrs. Robinson's daughter Elaine (Katherine Ross), and he falls in love with her.

With a pop-song score written by Paul Simon and and performed by Simon & Garfunkel bolstering its contemporary appeal, The Graduate opened to rave reviews and was nominated for 7 Oscars.  Together with Bonnie and Clyde, it stands as one of the most influential films of the late '60s.  Directed by Mike Nichols.  

Rated PG, 106 min. - 

E.T. the Extraterrestrial

E.T. the Extraterrestrial

Both a classic movie for kids and a remarkable portrait of childhood, E.T. is a sci-fi adventure that captures that strange moment in youth when the world is a place of mysterious possibilities (some wonderful, some awful), and the universe seems somehow separate from the one inhabited by grown-ups. 

Please join us for our second summer night under the stars at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, on the great lawn between the picnic shelter and the small animal barn.  Bring blankets, lawn chairs, couches, picnic dinners.  See you there.

Presented by the Rose and the Port Townsend Film Festival.

Rated PG, 114 min.

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It Happened One Night

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"As buoyant and elegant as bubbles in a glass of champagne." — Guardian
It Happened One Night

This sweet, romantic screwball comedy never loses its beguiling appeal. Claudette Colbert plays Ellie Andrews, a spoiled heiress who has married fortune-hunter aviator King Westley, despite her father's objections. To keep Ellie from marrying this lothario, her father has been holding her prisoner aboard his yacht.  But Ellie swims ashore in her clothes, and eventually slips onto a Greyhound bus bound for New York.

Aboard the bus is newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Gable).  She makes a deal with him: if he helps her get to New York to reunite with her new spouse, he can write a scoop about her for his newspaper. 

At the 7th Academy Awards in 1934, It Happened One Night became the first film to win the "Big Five" (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screnplay).

"This is Capra at his best, very funny and very light." - Chicago Reader

Not Rated, 105 min.

Tickets: $12

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Casablanca

"Here's looking at you, kid."

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE!

Bogart and Bergman under the stars.  Sounds like a perfect summer evening. One of the best loved American films, this captivating wartime adventure of romance and intrigue is the story of Rick Blaine (Bogart), a world-weary ex-freedom fighter who runs a nightclub in Casablanca during the early part of WWII. Despite pressure from the local authorities, notably the crafty Capt. Renault (Claude Raines), Rick's Cafe has become a haven for refugees looking to purchase illicit letters of transit which allow them to escape to America.  And then one night Ilsa (Bergman) walks into the Cafe.  She was Rick's true love when the Nazis invaded Paris.  (1942)  Rated PG, 102 min.

Please join us at this beautiful, secluded field at the Fort for a night of Hollywood stars under the stars.

Part of our Sudden Cinema Series, congratulations to Tim Lambert and Cheryl Morgenstern for correctly guessing the location of the movie.  Please park on the field below the JFK building.

Presented by the Rose, the Port Townsend Film Festival, Centrum and Fort Worden PDA.

"Round up the usual suspects."

"We'll always have Paris."

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A Hard Day's Night

"One of the great life-affirming landmarks of the movies." — Roger Ebert
A Hard Day's Night

Made during the height of Beatlemania, this British black-and-white mapcap comedy starring the Fab Four, delights as much today as it did in 1964. Portraying a few days in the lives of John, Paul, George and Ringo, the film is considered one of the best and most influential musical films of all time, influencing numerous spy films, the Monkees' television show and pop music videos. Don't even try to resist the temptation to sing-along.  

Not Rated, 87 min.

La Cenerentola

La Cenerentola

A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming.  Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.  

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