Rose Theatre

Northwest Stories

Director Lynn Shelton describes herself as having been audacious as a young girl, but having lost confidence in her creativity in adolescence. Her confidence returned full bloom, and is evident once again in her highly acclaimed new feature OUTSIDE IN, starring Edie Falco and Jay Duplass. Shelton grew up in Seattle, attended Oberlin College and then the University of Washington School of Drama. She's a gifted filmmaker with a talent for drawing great performances from her cast. She was last at the Rose for a Q&A with her film YOUR SISTER'S SISTER (2011). I hope that you can join us in welcoming her back (via Skype) this Saturday night following the 7:00 showing of OUTSIDE IN. [Lynn Shelton's] "actors are always natural and unaffected, but in [Edie] Falco and [Jay] Duplass she's found interpreters who seem to breathe her characters." -NPR. "Another one of Shelton's delightfully untucked meanders into the crossroads of lives, OUTSIDE IN may be her quietly affecting best yet." -The Wrap

Past Rocky's Reviews

The Boss, 5/15/19

Aretha, 5/9/19

Emily, 5/1/19

Buddy & Ash, 4/16/19

Shazam! & More, 4/10/19

Agnés Varda, 4/2/19

STYX & Lumet, 3/25/19

GLORIA, 3/23/19

Levitated Mass, 3/13/19

Dance Camera Tour, 3/12/19

Member Benefits, 2/13/19

Cold War, 2/6/19

Dance on Camera Tour, 1/24/19

Joni @ 75, 1/16/19

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

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

     Sharing the Rosebud screen this week with OUTSIDE IN is another Northwest story, DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY. Fred Beckey's adventures began in Washington's North Cascades range with his brother Helmy in the 1930s. In 1942 the Beckey brothers cemented their place in climbing lore when the teenagers survived an incredible second ascent of Mount Waddington - considered the most difficult climb in North America at the time. This success marked the beginning of Fred's epic tear of first ascents around the world. "DIRTBAG goes a long way to confirm his legacy. It also paints a compelling picture of mania and its contradictions." - Seattle Weekly. "To watch the octogenarian clamber slabby, exposed cliffs seems to be a testament to grit, but also a view of a stubborn old man's refusal to reckon with reality." - Seattle Times

     And we have a very special, nearly-sold out event this Sunday at noon. Port Townsend filmmaker Shelly Solomon will be present for a screening of her newest film EBB AND FLOW, which chronicles the Yamashita family and how they helped save the Pacific Northwest shellfish industry from complete collapse in the 1930s with the Japanese Pacific oyster. The Yamshita family story is an inspiring one, but at the same time a cautionary tale about how a society can turn against its immigrants in challenging times, and is as relevant today as ever. A member of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe will also present for the introduction. 

     John Krasinski's hit thriller A QUIET PLACE moves up to the Starlight Room Friday, and Wes Anderson's delightful ISLE OF DOGS is holding over in the Rose.

     The National Theatre of London presents their acclaimed production of JULIUS CAESAR this Saturday (4/21) and next Sunday (4/29) at 11:00 a.m. "A star-studded political cataclysm for our times." -Daily Telegraph

     We turned people away from our Classics @ the Starlight showing of KING OF HEARTS (1967), so we're bringing it back for another show this Saturday in the Rosebud at 1:15. It is one of those movies that holds up well after all these years. "A surrealistic jewel of a comedy, which you realize when you catch your breath between laughs, has made the case for the sanity of the lunatics and the madness of the war-waging sane." -Los Angeles Times