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I had the pleasure of interviewing director Morgan Neville at last year's Port Townsend Film Festival. He was a great interview - comfortable, forthright, modest, articulate, with a great sense of humor. So I find myself fondly remembering that day and vicariously enjoying his numerous online interviews for WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? The movie is an unqualified hit with audiences and critics.

Past Rocky's Reviews

Sweet Spot, 9/12/18

Programming Movies, 8/30/18

Spike Lee, 8/16/18

Marc Forster, 8/2/18

New York, 7/26/18

Fathers & Daughters, 7/15/18

Rider / Rogers, 6/27/18

Write with Light, 6/15/18

The Two Rachels, 6/6/18

Disobedience, 5/31/18

RBG, 5/16/18

Tully & Giselle, 5/4/18

Senior Superheroes, 4/28/18

Northwest Stories, 4/19/18

Woof!, 4/14/18

Sonia & Andy, 4/5/18

Comedy! Comedy! Comedy!, 3/29/18

Stormy Weather, 3/14/18

Allison Janney, 3/2/18

Oscar Week, 2/22/18

Sam Shepard, 2/9/18

Hedy Lamarr, 1/31/18

Best Parent, 1/27/18

The Shape of Water, 1/10/18

Rosamond Purcell, 1/6/18

Goldsworthy & Oldman, 12/28/17

Frances McDormand, 12/24/17

Star Wars and Lady Bird, 12/13/17

Paris Pilgrimage, 11/28/17

Greta Gerwig, 11/22/17

Refrigerators, 11/16/17

Herb & Dorothy and more, 11/13/17

Remarkable Individuals, 11/1/17

Loving Vincent, 10/26/17

Royalty Rules, 10/13/17

Battle of the Sexes, 9/28/17

Greetings From Telluride, 9/10/17

Wind River & Spain, 8/31/17

Columbus, 8/25/17

Women & Film, 8/10/17

Inconvenient Sequel, 8/6/17

Mother & Daughter, 7/14/17

25th Anniversary, 6/27/17

Wonder Woman, 6/3/17

Laura, Chuck & Norman, 5/20/17

Happy Trails, Renée, 5/13/17

A Swan Lake, 5/3/17

Swiss Cows, 4/25/17

Dance on Camera - Day 2, 4/23/17

Zucchini, 4/6/17

Robert Osborne, 3/7/17

Poetry, 2/24/17

Amadeus, 2/2/17

POP QUIZ!, 1/21/17

I Am Not Your Negro, 1/12/17

Tangoheart, 1/5/17

Star-struck, 12/21/16

From the Balcony, 11/17/16

Mahler & Mom, 11/12/16

Alvin Ailey, 11/3/16

Community Arts Film Series, 9/29/16

17th Port Townsend Film Festival, 9/23/16

Off to Telluride, 8/31/16

PTFF Essay, 8/23/16

Wild Flowers, 8/2/16

Music Movies, 7/22/16

Summer Movies, 7/13/16

It’s Our Anniversary, 7/9/16

This Week, 6/30/16

Summer’s Greetings, 6/22/16

Love is in the air!, 6/17/16

5 New Movies, 6/8/16

Food Movies, 6/1/16

Tim Burton and more!, 5/28/16

This Week’s Great Films, 5/18/16

Steampunk Animation, Walken, Berlin Phil and more., 5/11/16

The King and I, My Golden Days and more., 5/4/16

This Week, 4/27/16

Spring Has Sprung!, 4/20/16

Spring Salutations, 4/14/16

This Week, 4/8/16

This Week, 3/30/16

J.J. Abrams, Sally Field and more., 3/23/16

New movies!, 3/18/16

A Week of Incredible International Cinema, 3/9/16

Michael Moore, Mustang, Maggie Smith and more, 3/1/16

Kaufman, Bergman, Moore and more., 2/24/16

7 Days of Oscar, 45 Years, Macbeth and more., 2/17/16

45 Years, Coen Brothers, Les Liasons Dangereuses and more, 2/10/16

Special Member Event + 6 New Movies!, 2/2/16

Elvis, Held-Over movies, Laurie Anderson, 1/26/16

This Week, 1/20/16

This Week, 1/12/16

This Week, 1/7/16

This Week, 12/31/15

Star Wars and The Big Short, 12/23/15

Spotlight Earns the Spotlight, 11/25/15

A Bounty of Great Movies, 11/20/15

Shakespeare & Cumberbatch Thrill Audiences, 11/10/15

      This is from Neville's interview on the CBC network. "When I tried to digest what Fred Rogers stood for, what I came up with was radical kindness, and he was a warrior for kindness. What he said he wanted to do was to make goodness attractive. And he said I don't want to be thought of as quaint or naive or Pollyanna, but that he really believed in the power of kindness, because kindness and neighborliness really is the thing that defines what connects us, the rules we decide we're going to live by."

     "'Won't you be my neighbor?' offers us some hope. Rogers's approach, the film seems to say, can be unexpectedly powerful." Sarah Larson, The New Yorker. "Neville has created a film that operates both as a dewey-eyed nostalgia trip and a stirring appeal for civility." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

     Starting this Friday is MOUNTAIN, an exhilarating vision of the world's highest peaks, and the intrepid individuals who set out to conquer them.

     THE RIDER has been selling out nearly every show in the Starlight, and will be holding over upstairs for another week. Dare I say that RBG is entering its final week this Friday? I dare not.

     Tickets to the 2018 / 2019 METROPOLITAN OPERA season go on sale to Met members only, and only at the box office on Thursday, July 12th, and to the general public, both online and at the box office on Wednesday, July 18th. Members must present their current Met membership card to purchase tickets between July 12th and July 17th.

     Starting July 20th will be LEAVE NO TRACE, a beautiful father-daughter story from director Debra Granik, the director of WINTER'S BONE.

     Tickets are still available for MERMAIDS, our Late Night @ the Starlight show this Saturday, and for ALL ABOUT EVE, our Classics @ the Starlight feature next Wednesday, July 11th.

     Only 15 tickets remaining for our free member screening of YELLOW SUBMARINE on Sunday, July 29th @ noon. Available only at the box office, and you must present a current membership card to receive a ticket.

--Rocky