Rocky’s Review
Rylane, Byrne, Poitier

Mark Rylance is a great actor, and yet I wasn't really aware of him until he appeared in Steven Spielberg's BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015), for which he received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. But he first appeared on screen at the Rose in 1995 in ANGELS AND INSECTS, an adaptation of A.S. Byatt's novella Morpho Eugenia. And he has since appeared in DUNKIRK (2017) and THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (2020). 

     In THE OUTFIT, a masterful thriller opening Friday (3/18), Rylance plays a tailor who must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters. "The biggest surprise of 'The Outfit' is also the happiest, which is that this small-scale, modestly budgeted feature film is one of the best acted movies of the season." -San Francisco Chronicle. "A refreshingly grown-up, original work, as pleasingly assembled as a good crossword puzzle." -Hollywood Reporter

     Our third Dance Film Festival was cancelled in April of 2020 due to the pandemic, but next weekend - March 26th and 27th - we'll be playing one of my favorite films from that program: FOUR CHOREOGRAPHERS OF OUR TIME AT THE PARIS OPERA: Thierrée/Schecter/Pérez/Pite. Four dynamic contemporary choreographers present a diverse program of dance. Crystal Pite, who has appeared at the Rose, currently has a piece at Pacific Northwest Ballet called Plot Points, through March 27th.

     Last Saturday's sold-out show of DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA felt like old times; folks gathered under the awning afterwards, full of smiles and joy from this uplifting show. It plays again this Saturday at 7:45.

     Twelve tickets are still available for IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, our classic film tribute to Sidney Poitier this Sunday evening (3/20) in the Starlight. Watch this lovely remembrance of him. 

     March is Women's History Month and the theme this year is Providing Healing, Promoting Hope. From out streaming Film Library we recommend the following movies about remarkable, inspiring women: BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWERBEYOND THE VISIBLE - HILMA AF KLINTBOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORYTHE EAGLE HUNTRESSEVA HESSETHE GLEANERS AND IIRISLOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS AND THE TANGERINEMAIDENMAIDENTRIPWOMAN AT WAR
     
Cinematically yours,
Rocky