Rocky’s Review
A Swan Lake

Greetings Rose Fans, It's unquestionably a new record for us; between today and next Thursday, May 11th we're presenting 24 different films. Most of these - short and feature length - our part of our exciting new DANCE ON CAMERA festival which runs May 6, 10 & 14. Remarkably, well over 300 tickets and passes have already been sold for all 22 films in the festival. And this first-ever Rose event is potentially expanding to 23 films. RARE BIRDS, the first film in the festival, is a great documentary about the creation of Alexander Ekman's groundbreaking A SWAN LAKE. In programming the festival I was unaware that an actual recording of A SWAN LAKE existed. But a further trip down the internet rabbit hole revealed a copy, and the Dance Film Association in New York is currently seeking permission from the rights-holder for us to play it. Stay tuned for further details about a special showing of A SWAN LAKE. Festival passes will include this movie, or individual tickets will be $12.

     And speaking of dance, our final presentation of the Bolshoi Ballet for the 2016/2017 season is this Sunday.  The esteemed Bolshoi company presents A HERO OF OUR TIME, based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin.

     Our new movies beginning Friday include the well-reviewed, witty, romantic drama THEIR FINEST, the irresistible comedy GOING IN STYLE, and the celebrated, subversive animated feature MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA. Please check out the film summaries and trailers below for each one. 

     THE LOST CITY OF Z is an unqualified hit.  It opened in the Rose, moved to the Starlight Room, and this Friday it opens in the Rosebud Cinema. Perhaps British explorer Percy Fawcett will finally find his lost city in the Bud.

     This Thursday is the last day for TOMORROW, GIFTED and COLOSSAL. 

     And finally, and perhaps for the fourth time, we're showing the great concert movie STOP MAKING SENSE, in honor of director Jonathan Demme, who passed away in New York last Wednesday at the age of 73.  "The Oscar-winning filmmaker who observed emphatically American characters with a discerning eye, a social conscience and a rock 'n' roll heart," (NY Times), achieved especially wide acclaim with THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and PHILADELPHIA. His movies also include SOMETHING WILD, BELOVED, MELVIN AND HOWARD, and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED. STOP MAKING SENSE, starring The Talking Heads, is a joyous, life-affirming movie.  It is meant to be played loud, and it will be. All tickets just $5.

See you at the Rose, and the Starlight Room