Rose Theatre


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.


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Streaming and live event 6/5 7:00pm - $12

The Wild

For millennia, wild salmon have survived ice ages, continental shifts and most destructively, human beings.  Their continued existence provides a glint of hope under the surface of malaise we now find ourselves in. THE WILD is a race against time, where the hard-fought-for/hard-won protections for Bristol Bay now seem as fleeting as morning mist. ow do we reconcile human separation from the natural world that sustains us – and if we can change course - how do we save what remains? 

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Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own

An artistic biography of one of the few women in the world working in monumental sculpture. Von Rydingsvard’s work has been featured in the Venice Biennale and is held in the collections of some of the world’s great museums, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. But she may be best-known for work in public spaces. PG, 57 min.

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Hail Satan?

Part of the series MAGNOLIA PICTURES: A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE DOCS. "Wickedly funny!" - Hollywood Reporter. When a group of ragtag activists organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corruption, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. Rated R, 95 min. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to charity.

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Kedi

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. This lovely documentary will charm its way into your heart. NR, 80 min. In Turkish with English subtitles.

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Someone Somewhere

Warehouse employee Rémy and research assistant Mélanie have never met, but they live parallel lives: they reside in neighboring Parisian apartment buildings, ride the same subway route, and are troubled by bouts of insomnia. The seemingly star-crossed duo orbit around each other but remain just out of reach. The director spins a delicate “what-if” from their compartmentalization, exploring our increasingly hermetic modern urban life. 110 min. In French with English subtitles.

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The Grey Fox

A 4K restoration and re-release of the is 1982 cult classic film. After decades in prison, stagecoach robber Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth) emerges in 1901 a free man without a place in 20th century society...until he sees The Great Train Robbery and is inspired to once again do what he does best. "Farnsworth appears to have been born to play Bill Miner. An exceptionally fine movie."  - New York Daily News. PG, 110 min.

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Crescendo

When a world famous conductor tries to create an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra, it takes all his skill and resources to overcome the discord and get them to play in harmony, rising to a tense and emotional finale. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression or constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. With the first glimmer of hope, however, the political opponents of the orchestra show them how strong they are. 106 min. In German with English subtitles.

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The Painter and the Thief

In this fascinating Norwegian documentary, a Czech artist desperate for answers seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole two of her paintings. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls. Not rated, 102 min. In Norwegian with English subtitles.

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Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Featuring extensive interviews with Diana Kennedy and famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and Alice Waters, Diana Kennedy provides an intimate look at the leading expert on Mexican cuisine. The author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and a two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana is called the “Julia Child of Mexico”, but the feisty cook prefers “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine”. NR, 82 min.

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Alice

An audience favorite at PTFF 2019! After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end sex work as a means of caring for her child. She soon begins to thrive, with financial independence and a sense of empowerment that she has never felt. But when Francois shows up again, she is forced to reconcile between her old and new life. SXSW Grand Jury Award Winner, SXSW Female First Award Winner. 103 min. BE SURE TO ENTER THE PROMO CODE rose TO SECURE THE MOVIE FOR $12, not $18

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Hal

Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s—HAROLD AND MAUDE, SHAMPOO, COMING HOME, BEING THERE—he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott’s exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist. Not rated, 90 min.

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RBG

Part of the series MAGNOLIA PICTURES: A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE DOCS. At 84, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career. PG, 98 min. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to charity.

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities. A portion of all ticket proceeds benefit the Rose. $12, NR, 103 min.

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Beyond the Visible - Halma af Klint

"If you are a lover of art, especially abstract art, you must see BEYOND THE VISIBLE. You'll be blown away by Hilma af Klint's genius and how ahead of her time she really was." - Film Threat. Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a trailblazer who recently experienced a long delayed and much deserved explosive rediscovery. This dazzling course-correcting documentary will open your eyes to the wonders of her work. NR, 94 min. English subtitles, German, Swedish

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Driveways

Nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, DRIVEWAYS is a beautifully observed, bittersweet drama about our lifelong search for a sense of community. Cody is a sweet, sensitive boy who doesn't always fit in easily with other kids his age. He ends up striking up a surprise friendship with the gruff Korean War vet (Brian Dennehy) who lives next door. 83 min.

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The Booksellers

Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers. NR, 99 min.

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Balloon

A thriller-like true story of one of the most spectacular escapes of the 20th Century. BALLOON is based on the true events of one of the most daring escapes of the Cold War in which two families living in Communist East Germany sailed over the heavily fortified border in a homemade hot-air balloon. In German with English subtitles. NR, 125 min.

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The Dog Doc

Called a maverick, a miracle worker, and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose. Combining conventional medical training with cutting edge alternative therapies, Dr. Marty's deeply empathetic philosophy stresses the importance of proactive, integrative healthcare for all living things, rather than merely treating diseases as they appear. NR, 101 min.

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Saint Frances

Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and difficulties of becoming a part of someone else’s family. NR, 106 min.

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The Cordillera of Dreams

Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival, this galvanizing film investigates the relationship between historical memory, political trauma and geography in his native country of Chile. It centers on the imposing landscape of the Andes that run the length of the country’s Eastern border. Streaming made possible by Icarus Films. NR, 84 min. Spanish with English subtitles.

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Fantastic Fungi

A consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. NR, 74 min.

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I Am Not Your Negro

This transcendent documentary charts the legendary book James Baldwin never finished, based on the assassinations of King, Malcom X and Medger Evers. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. PG-13, 95 min.


Streaming begins 6/10

Whose Streets?

An unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.


Streaming begins 6/12

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Rated PG-13, 120 min.


Starts 7/3

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957.


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The Conversation

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.


8/4, 11/17

Meet Me at the Movies

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.


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First Cow

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.


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Shampoo

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).


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Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

At 80, the legendary Canadian musician/poet laureate is a craggy, wizened incarnation of his former self -- today, a still-charismatic, honest, funny, and self-effacing artist. With more than a few regrets (3 marriages, 6 children), Lightfoot is still a captivating storyteller, with or without guitar in hand, a man who has bridged the genres of country, folk, and pop to become a fuller, more expansive human being. 90 min.


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A Quiet Place II

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.


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Mulan

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.


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The Burnt Orange Heresy

Charismatic art critic James Figueras (Claes Bang) and his American lover (Elizabeth Debicki) travel to the lavish Lake Como estate of powerful art collector, Joseph Cassidy (Mick Jagger, in a star turn). Their host reveals he is the patron of Jerome Debney (Donald Sutherland), the reclusive J.D. Salinger of the art world, and he has a simple request: for James to steal a Debney masterpiece from the artist's studio, whatever the cost.


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Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

“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.”


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No Time To Die

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.