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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Out Stealing Horses

Adapted from the bestselling novel, OUT STEALING HORSES follows 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård) in the winter of 1999, grieving his wife's death as he retires to a solitary life in the Norwegian woods. Trond prepares to welcome the new millennium alone, until a chance encounter with his only neighbor, Lars, rekindles dormant memories from a summer during his youth. In Norwegian with English subtitles. NR, 123 min.

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Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine

During the messy upheaval of the '70s rock scene, CREEM Magazine transformed from an underground paper to a national powerhouse. Yet its iconic status couldn't protect the magazine from a string of tragedies. The documentary charts the thrilling highs and sobering lows of "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine." NR, 75 min.

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My Dog Stupid

Henri is a middle-aged writer who feels increasingly misunderstood by his family. He dreams of running away to start over — until he discovers a bad-mannered dog in his garden. The unexpected friendship sets off a chain of bittersweet, comedic, and moving events that test love's power to stand the test of time. In French with English subtitles. NR, 105 min.

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Rebuilding Paradise

In November 2018, an errant spark ignited the deadliest wildfire in California's history. Oscar-winning director Ron Howard spent a year with residents, documenting their efforts to recover what was lost — and emerge with community bonds stronger than ever before. NR, 95 min.

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The Fight

THE FIGHT is an inspiring, emotional insider look at how the American Civil Liberties Union fights important legal battles during the Trump era. Directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres capture the rollercoaster of thrills and defeats in four deeply human cases. PG-13, 96 min.

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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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Miss Juneteenth

Turquoise Jones is a single mom holding down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. She's also a bona fide beauty queen once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slaves in Texas were freed two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Determined to right her wrongs, Turquoise cultivates her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth — even if Kai wants something else — in this tender coming of age story. NR, 93 min.

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Flannery

FLANNERY is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. With never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters, and her own published words (read by Mary Steenburgen), the documentary illuminates new aspects of her life and work. NR, 97 min.

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Olympia

This revealing and unfiltered documentary follows the life and career of Academy Award-winning actress, Olympia Dukakis, starting on her 80th birthday. With unflinching candor and vulnerability, the actress reflects on age, grief, and sexuality, while opening up about the many challenges she's overcome. NR, 90 minutes.

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The Tobacconist

A tender, heart-breaking story about Franz, a young tobacco shop apprentice, and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna. When Franz falls desperately in love with a music-hall dancer, he seeks Freud's advice. But as conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis' arrival, the trio are swept into the maelstrom of events. Will they stay or flee? NR, 108 min. German with English subtitles.

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Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly

Following Ai Weiwei’s detention by Chinese authorities, the outspoken artist and activist transformed the former penitentiary of Alcatraz into an artistic platform. The exhibition launched a companion piece in which visitors sent over 90,000 postcards to prisoners of conscience around the world. In deeply moving interviews, AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY follows these postcards across the globe. NR, 76 min.

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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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Denise Ho - Becoming the Song

Discovered in her teens, Denise Ho became the first major female star in Hong Kong to come out as gay. At the height of her career, her support for student protestors led to her music being banned by Mainland China. This riveting documentary follows her as she attempts to rebuild her career while continuing to take to the streets with protestors and remaining vocal about freedom of speech and protecting civil liberties.

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Tanna

A classic story of star-crossed lovers, TANNA follows Wawa and Dain, a young couple who are both members of the same tribe. When an intertribal war escalates, Wawa is betrothed during a peace deal, and the pair must flee together. Engrossing and suspenseful, TANNA explores the tension between traditional culture and individual freedom. NR, 104 min. Contains nudity. In Nauvhal with English subtitles.

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My Darling Vivian

In 1951, Catholic schoolgirl Vivian Liberto met a handsome Air Force cadet in San Antonio, Texas. After a whirlwind romance, the two married — and she became Mrs. Johnny Cash. MY DARLING VIVIAN tells the story of the famous singer's first wife and the love, isolation, and heartbreak she experienced, finally restoring her narrative after decades of relative obscurity. NR, 90 min.

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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. how 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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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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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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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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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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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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Streaming begins 8/12

The Bare Necessity

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.


Streaming begins 8/12

Jazz on a Summer's Day

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.


Streaming begins 8/14

Starting at Zero

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.


Streaming on 8/19 - One Day Only!

Coup 53

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.


Streaming begins 8/21

Desert One

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.


Streaming begins 8/26

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.”


Streaming begins 8/28

House of Cardin

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.


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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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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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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.


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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.


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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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.