Rocky’s Review
Bill Murray & The Dude

Bill Murray + Walt Whitman + beautiful music from cellist Jan Vogler, violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez. I was sold. 

     What began as a serendipitous meeting between Murray and Vogler on a flight from Berlin to New York, morphed into a world tour of poetry, literature and music, culminating in a concert film recorded on a 2,000 year old stage in Athens, Greece. The inimitable charm of Murray anchors this delightful film and "is an undeniable reminder of live music's irreplaceable magic - and an entreaty not to forget it." -The Playlist. NEW WORLDS: THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION opens in both the Rose and Starlight this Friday. Trailer

     Our friends at the wonderful Imprint Bookstore - Sam and Thom - extend to our NEW WORLD ticket buyers a very generous offer. Bring your NEW WORLD ticket stub or proof of purchase to their store and receive $10 off any purchase of $20 or more. Offer good through Thursday, February 10th.

     Bill Murray and The Dude in the same week? Yes, it's BIG LEBOWSKI time at the Rose again. Just one showing, this Saturday at 7:15. "The Dude abides," and so must you. Tickets are already selling fast. 

     PARALLEL MOTHERS and FLEE are both holding over for another week, and will likely pick up Academy Award nominations when they are announced next Tuesday. Take your PARALLEL MOTHERS ticket stub or proof of purchase to Admiralty Fine Foods (929 Water Street) for a free glass of wine or smoked eggplant påté. Offer good through Thursday, February 10th. For every ticket sold to FLEE this Friday through Sunday, the Rose will donate $1 to Olympic Pride. Or if you would prefer to watch BORN TO BE this weekend from our streaming Film Library, we will make the same donation.

     Black History Month. February is Black History Month, and significant contributions and profiles of African Americans can be found in the Rose Theatre Film Library: A Well Spent LifeBarbara Lee: Speaking Truth To PowerBill Traylor: Chasing GhostsBoom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel BasquiatCan You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the WatersWhen We Were Kings.

     And while you won't find Neil Young on Spotify any longer, we have Jonathan Demme's great profile of him in our streaming library - Neil Young Journeys.

     Coming next week: LICORICE PIZZA, The Metropolitan Opera's encore of FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONESJEWELS from the Bolshoi Ballet, and hopefully WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA.

Cinematically yours,
Rocky