Rocky’s Review
All That Breathes

Brothers Nadeem and Saud grew up in a working-class Muslim neighborhood with narrow, dingy lanes. The act of looking up - by their own admission - provided a kind of release into an open, liberating expanse. At a very early age, they fell in love with things that flew. They fell in love, in particular, with the black kite.

     ALL THAT BREATHES is extraordinary, an immersive, transfixing work of urban ecology, about these brothers who share an uncommonly holistic perspective of the world around them. In their basement bird hospital they bestow passion, tenacity and tender concern for a bird more common than the NYC pigeon. ALL THAT BREATHES is the first film to win the Best Documentary Prize at both Sundance and Cannes. "...maybe the most beautifully realized documentary in recent memory...this eloquent film takes us inside the brothers' purposeful lives with a precision and artistry that defies easy categorization but only ever feels humane and present." -Los Angeles Times. It opens in the Rose Friday. Don't miss it.

     AFTERSUNTHE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN and WAKANDA FOREVER are all holding over for another week. Coming next week: GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO and SHE SAID.

     From the wonderful imagination of Guillermo del Toro (PAN'S LABYRINTH, THE SHAPE OF WATER), comes PINOCCHIO, a soulful, stop-motion masterpiece and a poignant story of rebellion. 

     There was nothing simple about turning "She Said," the book about the abuses committed by producer Harvey Weinstein, into a film. Setting out to tell the backstory of the investigation by New York Timesreporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the filmmakers were determined to honor and respect their subjects. Ground rules were established: "no naked women, no depiction of assault, very little Weinstein." The result is a powerful collaboration that builds in intensity as the film progresses. "A moving and engaging film about finding truth, told through the perspective of two people who are very, very good at their jobs." -Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

     Both shows of CONCERT FOR GEORGE next Tuesday are now sold out.

Cinematically Yours,
Rocky