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.
Billed as an intimate and expansive look into the innovative life of the iconic musician and artist Frank Zappa, this documentary was made with unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage including uncirculated and rarely seen footage. ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. NR, 129 min.
The audacious murder of the brother of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the center of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination. ASSASSINS goes beyond the headlines to question every angle of this case, from human trafficking to geo-political espionage to the secretive dynamics of the North Korean dynasty. NR, 104 mins.
A young woman, Yoko, travels with a small crew to Uzbekistan to shoot an episode of her reality TV travel show. Despite her best efforts, all the shootings end unsuccessfully. Frustrated by the failed filming, she takes to the streets of this mysterious country on her own. Lost in the streets of Tashkent, she finds herself adrift and alone, confronting her deepest fears and hidden aspirations. NR, 120 min. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Our annual free Martin Luther King Day community film has moved online this year! THE LOVING STORY will be streaming for free one day only on Monday, January 18th. The true story of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark case for interracial marriage, and the basis of the upcoming film LOVING. In 1958 when Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter returned to their home after their wedding, their wedding was declared illegal. The Lovings refused to leave one another and, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, took their case to the courts. NR, 77 min.