Rocky’s Review
Community Arts Film Series

By all accounts, the 17th Port Townsend Film Festival was a grand success. But the filmmakers have returned home, and as you walk down Taylor street you can still spot tiny remnants of 175 straw bales; most of nature's gift has now returned to the farm.

     Fall has officially arrived, and culturally a wealth of art beckons. October marks our ninth and eight seasons, respectively, of presenting METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE and plays from the NATIONAL THEATRE OF LONDON, as well as stunning ballets from the BOLSHOI in Moscow.

      But what I am most excited about is the Rose's new partnership with NORTHWIND ARTS CENTER. In a collaboration of art and film, we present COMMUNITY ARTS FILMS SERIES, an exciting, seven-month line-up of movies profiling six artists and one renowned arts patron. The series kicks off Sunday, October 9th with HOCKNEY, a colorful, extraordinary portrait of artist David Hockney. For the first time, Hockney has given access to his personal archive of photographs and films, resulting in an unparalleled visual diary of his life. Tickets are $10, or $60 for the full series.

      I hate to apologize before the movie has even opened, but the fact that THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS will only be playing this Saturday and Sunday feels slightly criminal. This well-reviewed film from director Ron Howard is a definite winner, so find two hours and seven minutes in your weekend to sing-along with the Fab Four.

     MEN: A LOVE STORY, and Natalie Portman's A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS plays through this Thursday, September 29th.  SNOWDEN continues in the Starlight Room for one more week, and SULLY moves to the Rosebud Cinema. Opening in the Rose this Friday is the latest cinematic confection from fertile mind of director Tim Burton. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN remained on the New York Times best seller list for 48 weeks! The movie stars Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Green, Allison Janney and Terence Stamp.

--Rocky

See you at the Rose, and the Starlight Room