Rocky’s Review

After reading Naomi Alderman's award-winning novel Disobedience, Rachel Weisz recognized immediately why this book would make a compelling film. "If you find a story of transgression within an ordered society, you have a great universal drama that anyone can relate to," explains Weisz.

      When Ronit (Weisz), the estranged daughter of a rabbi, returns to her London Orthodox community for her father's funeral, she reconnects with her childhood friend Dovid (Alessandro Nivola) and his wife Esti (Rachel McAdams). Despite the different paths that Esti and Ronit have traveled since being teenagers, they quickly discover a long-buried passion for each other. 

     Chilean director Sebastian Lelio, who cowrote the screenplay with Rebecca Lenkiewicz, understood that Alderman had written a tale that spoke to everyone, regardless of nationality. DISOBEDIENCE opens in the Rose this Friday. "A rich and rewarding powerful love story." -The Guardian

     I normally don't like to highlight box office grosses, but when it reconfirms the supportive, passionate, curious moviegoers who live in Port Townsend and Jefferson County, it bears mentioning. Nationally DEADPOOL 2 has pulled in around $225 million dollars, and RBG $6.4 million. At the Rose, however, for the last two weeks, the popularity of these two movies is reversed, with RBG leaving DEADPOOL 2 in the dust. Thank you, passionate movie lovers, for supporting this wonderful independent film about the inspiring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

     This Saturday (6/2) and next Sunday (6/10) we're presenting MACBETH from the great National Theatre of London. Next Friday (6/8) we open OCEAN'S 8, the female version of the popular OCEAN'S 11 series, starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, and Awkwafina.