Rocky’s Review
Olga, Casablanca, Where The Crawdads Sing

Next Monday, July 11th will be the Rose's 30th anniversary. I shake my head in disbelief that this much time has passed. To recognize this day and thank you for your wonderful support and friendship over these many years, we're offering a free showing of CASABLANCA this Sunday, July 10th at 4:30. Since most of you have probably seen the film (more than once), it feels appropriate - without spoiling the movie - to borrow the last line: "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Tickets are currently available online and at the box office. We'll also be having a drawing for a one-year membership to the Rose. 

     Even before Vladimir Putin's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, OLGA was an incredibly strong film. But now it resonates with a rich insight into the current situation. But Elie Grappe's camera never strays from the point of view of the remarkable young gymnast struggling to find her way in the world. This tense yet delicate portrait of exile, ambition, and identity won the SACD Prize at the Cannes Critics Week and features a star-making turn from its fearless lead - Anastasiia Budiashkina. The Rose will be donating 30% of ticket sales to directrelief.org which provides humanitarian and medical services to people in need in Ukraine.

     THE LAST WALTZ was a hit last weekend, so we're bringing it back beginning Friday for five days in the Starlight. "It's arguably the most beautiful of rock movies, while the musical highlights - 'The Weight' with the Staples Singers, Van Morrison's firebolt 'Caravan', every Levon Helm vocal - still astounds." -Time Out

     'Where The Crawdads Sing' became a publishing phenomenon, selling over eight million copies worldwide. And the film version - produced by Reese Witherspoon's production company - is set to hit movie screens next week. Our Sneak Preview will be Thursday, July 14th at 7:20. 

     Opening next Friday, July 15th, MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS.

     Featured streaming film this week: DON'T LOOK BACK, a 1965 look at the great Bob Dylan.

Cinematically Yours,
Rocky