Rose Theatre

Joni @ 75

Joni Mitchell at 75! That's a hard one to wrap my brain around. I still have my Court and Spark LP, surprisingly in one piece after playing it repeatedly when it first came out in '69. To mark this momentous birthday, Joni's friends decided to throw her a little party. Filmed over two nights at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, JONI 75: A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION brings together a big-name line up of performers to pay tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter. Seal, James Taylor, Norah Jones, Brandi Carlile, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Los Lobos, Glen Hansard and more perform songs from Mitchell's extensive catalogue of 19 studio albums. The celebration culminates with all of the stars performing Big Yellow Taxi and presenting a birthday cake to Joni on stage. Don't miss this wonderful tribute to one of the greatest songwriters ever. One night only, Thursday, February 7th @ 7:30. Tickets now on sale: Rose Theatre Members $10, Non-Members $15.

Past Rocky's Reviews

Member Benefits, 2/13/19

Cold War, 2/6/19

Dance on Camera Tour, 1/24/19

New Year’s Eve, 1/3/19

Writers, 12/6/18

Widows, 11/29/18

Hate / Heal, 11/4/18

Free Solo, 10/25/18

Wife / Colette, 10/13/18

A Star is Born, 10/4/18

Gilda & Co., 9/25/18

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

Fred, 7/7/18

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

     RBG was one of the most successful films that the Rose has ever played. And we played it for a record 12 weeks. ON THE BASIS OF SEX will surpass RBG on a national level, but not in Port Townsend. That documentary captured peoples' attention unlike few movies ever do. ON THE BASIS OF SEX stars Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer as Ruth and Martin Ginsburg, and recounts Ruth's struggles for equal rights and her ascendancy to U.S. Supreme Court Justice. "This film will inspire generations to come." -The Wrap

     AT ETERNITY'S GATE is a movie about a painter, directed by a painter. Julian Schnabel made his name as an artist before moving into film directing - BASQUIAT, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS, THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY. And the great Jean-Claude Carriere (THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING) co-wrote the screenplay. "Schnabel's dream portrait of [Vincent] van Gogh is made whole by its star, Willem Dafoe, whose radiant intensity fills every corner of the film." -Time. "Schnabel has made not just an exquisite film but an argument for art...a vivid, intensely affecting portrait of Vincent van Gogh toward the end of his life." -The New York Times

     MARY POPPINS RETURNS ends this Thursday, while VICE and MARY QUEEN OF SCOTTS are both holding over for another week.

     Great London theatre is on screen this weekend. On Saturday Alfred Molina stars as painter Mark Rothko in the acclaimed production of RED.
"Alfred Molina gives a towering performance as Rothko." -The Guardian

     And on Sunday Ralph Fiennes and Sofie Okonedo star in William Shakespeare's riveting tragedy ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. "Simon Goodwin's production is dazzling." -Financial Times
     
     As of this early morning hour, only 8 tickets remain for our encore presentation of Peter Jackson's impressive documentary THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD. It plays Monday evening (1/21) at 7:00. And tickets are still available for our free community screening of KING IN THE WILDERNESS on Martin Luther King Jr Day.
     
--Rocky