The Rose is a little jewel of a cinema with a world-class line-up of movies, plays, ballets and operas from around the globe. Our generous, culture-loving fans are the heart of this historic theatre, and part of what makes Port Townsend so rich and so unique.
Police officer Captain Pierre Perdrix is a regular guy whose buttoned-up life starts to unfurl when out-of-towner Juliette turns up after being robbed. Perdix takes up the case and thus begins a fantastic odyssey, encountering a motley crew of revolutionary nudists, obsessive earthworm scientists, World War II reenactors, and more, including the great Fanny Ardant as Perdrix's quirky mother. In French with English subtitles. NR, 100 min.
Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY is considered one of the most extraordinary — and possibly the first — concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, and Dinah Washington. NR, 85 min.
STARTING AT ZERO explores the power of investing in high-quality early childhood education so that all children and families have the opportunity to attain the American Dream. A close look at the latest developmental science, plus extensive interviews with a wide range of individuals who champion early childhood education, combine to form a compelling case for collective action. NR, 63 min.
While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch discovered never seen before archive material hidden for nearly 70 years, leading to explosive revelations about dark secrets that continue to shape our world today. The roots of Iran's volatile relationship with America and Britain has never been so forensically and dramatically exposed. NR, 118 min.
In 1979, Iranian revolutionaries took a group of Americans hostage. DESERT ONE takes viewers inside the thrilling rescue mission, including never-before-heard White House audiotapes, plus interviews with hostages, rescuers, and even President Carter. NR, 107 min.
“He was a writer like no other. We were kindred spirits.” Two brilliant polymaths come together in Werner Herzog’s fascinating appreciation of Bruce Chatwin, a man whose obsessions included walking, the ascetic lives of nomads, pre-history, mythology, Aboriginal culture, art history, and archeology. NOMAD is Herzog’s moving portrait of the man and the artist who didn’t tell “half-truths,” but “truth and a half.”
A rare peek into the mind of a genius, an authorized feature documentary chronicling the life and design of Pierre Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and his empire, and unprecedented interviews at the sunset of a glorious career. NR, 98 min.
Hal Ashby's 1975 masterpiece. In the last two days before Nixon’s 1968 election, hairdresser Warren Beatty (co-author of the scabrous screenplay with Robert Towne) motorcycles through Beverly Hills, hairdryer on hip, servicing, aside from his girlfriend (Goldie Hawn), the mistress (Julie Christie), wife (Oscar-winning Lee Grant), and daughter (Carrie Fisher) of a Hollywood mogul. 110 min. Playing in Starlight Room (21+ Venue, ID required).
Director Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early 19th century way of life. A taciturn loner cook (John Magaro) has joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee). Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America. PG-13, 122 min.
Loner audience surveillance expert Gene Hackman’s masterpiece: bugging a couple in San Francisco's teeming Union Square. But as he keeps tinkering with recordings, he gets bugged himself, his tapes are stolen, his landlord effortlessly penetrates his security to leave a note – and then, to his horror, he figures it out. Francis Ford Coppola's "personal" follow-up to THE GODFATHER. With Teri Garr, John Cazale and Harrison Ford.
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott Family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must nnow face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path. PG-13, 98 min.
A fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. PG-13, 120 min.
Free! A unique film experience, Meet Me at the Movies is designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, which can be enjoyed by all adults. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by facilitated audience discussion; part of the Frye Art Museum's Creative Aging initiative, an offering of programs for adults to experience the rich potential of aging through engagement with the arts and connection with others. February's theme: Travel. 90 min. First come, first seated.
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. PG-13, 163 min.