Rocky’s Review
Herb & Dorothy and more

Our ever popular Community Arts Film Series continues on Sunday with the truly delightful HERB & DOROTHY, the captivating documentary about two art lovers, a postal clerk and a librarian, who grew one of the most stunning contemporary art collection in America, with truly modest means. "Over time, the Vogels became mascots of the New York art world, amassing in their tiny rent-controlled apartment a collection that traced the entire development of the minimalist movement — and of the artists who created it." - NPR. Films in this series have included the sold out HOCKNEY, GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING, and PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT. Be sure to snag your tickets in advance. Presented in partnership with Northwind Arts Center.

Another fantastic documentary kicking off on Friday is the highly anticipated EX LIBRIS, legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman's ode to the New York Public Library. Wiseman is the documentarian behind one of our favorite Rose films: LA DANSE (2009). "The best parts of EX LIBRIS are scenes in which strangers are shown helping one another. In one quietly moving scene, a blind library volunteer shows a newly blind patron how to read Braille...The filmmaker’s optimism and gentle curiosity is infectious. This is slow, almost languid filmmaking, yet it’s a delight to watch the countless ways in which the library is still capable of lifting us." - Washington Post

Completing our epic week of documentaries, we are holding over the delightfully compelling JANE, and bringing back Ai Wei Wei's HUMAN FLOW for a full week, after 2 very popular weekend screenings.

Our Starlight Classics Night screening of BLOW UP sold out nearly a month ago, but you can still find tickets to our Late Night @ the Starlight presentation of the 80s hit DIRTY DANCING on 11/18 at 10:00pm.

Thursday is your last chance to catch Jake Gyllenhaal in STRONGER, and the wilderness firefighter film ONLY THE BRAVE. LOVING VINCENT continues to wow audiences and will be held over for yet another week in the Starlight Room.

--Renata for Rocky