Rocky’s Review
Kaufman, Bergman, Moore and more.

I had good intentions but low expectations for attendance when I decided to book 7 Days of Best Picture Oscar Nominees. Truly, I did it for the fun of it, the novelty of it. But you film fans have surprised me once again. The final Best Picture nominees screen this week, with BROOKLYN on Tuesday (2/23), THE MARTIAN, Wednesday (2/24), and ROOM, with the amazing Brie Larson on Thursday (2/25). And tickets are still available for PTFF's Oscar Party this Sunday at the Maritime Center (379-1333). And speaking of amazing actresses, Maggie Smith starring in THE LADY IN THE VAN will be holding over for a second week in the Rose. Opening in the RosebudFriday will be Michael Moore's latest, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, and is being hailed as his funniest movie yet. WHERE TO INVADE NEXT will be the focus of PTFF's First Tuesday Salon, March 1st, following the 7:00 show.

Charlie Kaufman has been bewitching audiences for years with his distinctively Kaufmanesque screenplays - BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ADAPTATION, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, but he's never done anything like ANOMALISA, a full-length stop motion film that opens Friday in the Starlight Room. Warning: This animated movie is rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language.

And speaking of bewitching, what I am most looking forward to this week is INGRID BERGMAN: IN HER OWN WORDS, made up of never-before-seen footage of the actress, made possible by her daughter, Isabella Rosellini. If you enjoyed LISTEN TO ME MARLON last year, you're sure to love this as well.

A hearty thank you to all of our Rose Theatre members who turned out this past weekend for our screening of HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT. It was a delight to share it with you.  More great events coming soon to a theatre near you.

--Rocky