Rocky’s Review
Pig & Nine Days

     Two movies in two months about truffles? Surely there's an explanation for this, or at least an appropriate pun. The Rose re-opened on July 28th with the splendid documentary THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS, and now Nicholas Cage welcomes us into his weird world with PIG. "Cage delivers some of his best work in years." -Chicago Sun-Times.

     Director Michael Sarnoski learned that truffle hunters will camp out on their porches at night, shotgun in hand, to fend off competing hunters trying to steal their valuable pigs and dogs. And that fact is where PIG got its start. "It got me imagining what sort of person would be so attached to their truffle pig that this would be a quest worth following. Then came the image of this tattered old man, alone in the woods with only his pig. Then his world and history started to unfold around him, and PIG began to take shape." "A bittersweet and often surprisingly tender exploration of food, creative expression and human connection." -NPR Los Angeles

     I dare you to watch the trailer for NINE DAYS and not be intrigued by this dreamy, trippy, intoxicating movie. "One of the most striking directorial debuts of recent years." -The Hollywood Reporter

     Making his feature film debut, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will. "At the risk of overselling...there's a big difference between 'Nine Days' and pretty much every other film ever made. 'Nine Days' invites you to reconsdier your entire world view."-Variety

     Tickets for the 2021/2022 Metropolitan Opera season are now on sale, both online and at the box office. And as of this week we now have 100 movies for streaming through the Rose Theatre Film Library.

Cinematically yours,
Rocky