Rocky’s Review
Balanchine & Tammy Faye

Movies galore and our very popular pop-up, sidewalk popcorn returns this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (6:00-8:00) in support of the Port Townsend Film Festival's free outdoor movies on Taylor street. Also beginning Friday, the final week for THE LOST LEONARDO and THE CARD COUNTER. Joining these titles, THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, a role that Jessica Chastain spent ten years pursuing. "She's a thrill to watch, and I hope Chastain doesn't have to wait another ten years until she can do something this grand and captivating again." -Vanity Fair

Originally scheduled to open last week at the Rose, IN BALANCHINE'S CLASSROOM is now streaming through our Film Library. And the reviews are glowing. "In mathematics, there was Newton; in psychology, there was Freud; and in American ballet, George Balanchine was a foundational genius." -The New York Times. Director Connie Hochman says of her film, it is "in essence, the artist's journey, a subject rarely tackled in film. The magic of Balanchine's classroom was like nothing on earth. By opening the door, I invite you in to see for yourself." (For the time being the film's distributor is only allowing it to be streamed within 35 miles of Port Townsend.)

     Also added to our Film Library this week, four titles that were popular on-screen hits at the Rose: THE LADY IN THE VANTHE LUNCHBOXDAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME and EAT THAT QUESTION: FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS.

     Next Friday (10/1), on-screen at the Rose we're opening a stunning, beautiful documentary called LITTLE GIRL. Take a look at the trailer and you'll understand my enthusiasm for this sensitive, poetically-told story. [Director Sébastien] "Lifshiftz could have made a conventionally informative documentary...yet he has done nothing of the sort. LITTLE GIRL, instead, is an immersive, experiential film, a work of creative nonfiction that, above all, portray's Sasha's experience with an ardent, dramatic attentiveness...Sasha is an astoundingly self-aware presence on camera. There isn't an iota of insincerity or manipulativeness in how she interacts with the camera, but she clearly knows what she doesn't want to talk about in its presence. Her hesitation and silences are revelatory." (excerpted from The New Yorker)"LITTLE GIRL has the power to be transformative." -Alliance of Women Film Journalists

Cinematically yours,
Rocky