Rocky’s Review
She Said

    Tickets are going fast for our member-only, free showing this Sunday (12/4) of the Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper screwball comedy BALL OF FIRE. Written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, and directed by Howard Hawks, this madcap comedy from 1941 is loosely based on Disney's SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS. The movie also features Gene Kruppa and his orchestra. Tickets available both online and at the box office. 

     Director Maria Schrader and producer Dede Gardner turned the filmmaking process of SHE SAID into an open collaboration, inviting many of the subjects from the Weinstein investigation to help shape their own portrayals in the movie. "This whole thing is about reclamation of agency and voice," Gardner said." 

     Samantha Morton plays Zelda Perkins, a former Weinstein assistant. This is not a spoiler, but her scene in the film is a lengthy, well-crafted plot point that represents an emotional turning point in the story, and is well worth the price of admission.

     A big thank you to all of you who have come to see AFTERSUN and ALL THAT BREATHES. Booking one-of-a-kind, distinctive movies like this - which the Rose has done for 30 years - allows me to support these filmmakers, and allows you to support the Rose. It's a symbiotic relationship that I never take for granted, and yet is so central to fostering creativity. 

     GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO - opening Friday - will likely be here for just one week.

     The National Theatre's production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is receiving rave reviews. "A blissful revival." -Telegraph"Luxuriously eccentric." -Time Out"A tremendous production." -Broadway World. We present it Saturday 12/3 and Sunday 12/11 at 12:00. 

     And tickets are selling fast for the Metropolitan Opera's production of THE HOURS, (12/10) which brings to the Met stage Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and Kelli O'Hara. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Cunningham (which became an Oscar-winning film starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore), THE HOURS tells the story of three disparate women who are all connected by Virginia Woolf novel "Mrs. Dalloway." "The trinity-of-divas structure remains intact...THE HOURS mixes musical freshness and venerable traditions in a moving music drama." -Vulture

Cinematically Yours,
Rocky