It's most definitely an action-packed week at the Rose and Starlight beginning this Friday. There are seven films to choose from, and two directors (one via Skype) will be on hand for introductions and questions following their films.
Leah Warshawski, director of the lovely BIG SONIA, will introduce her film at screenings Friday through Sunday. If you missed the film at last year's Port Townsend Film Festival, by all means try and catch it during its one-week engagement at the Rose. Sonia Warshawski is a true inspiration, someone you will not soon forget. Also returning to the Rose after screening at the 2017 PTFF is THE S WORD, a compassionate look at people who attempted to take their own lives. This one-time screening begins at noon Saturday and is free to the community. Director Lisa Klein will be on screen via Skype following the show. A sincere thank you to high school student Callay Boire-Shedd for her persistence of vision in creating this important event.
LEANING INTO THE WIND - ANDY GOLDSWORTHY was an eleventh-hour addition to our popular Community Arts Film Series in January, and yet it sold out in near-record time. It returns Friday for a regular engagement. The film, directed by Thomas Reidelsheimer is a singular achievement, as exquisite as Goldsworthy's art. The two previously collaborated on the equally stunning RIVERS AND TIDES in 2001.
Horror films are rarely a draw for me, but A QUIET PLACE is definitely the exception. In his third outing as a director, actor John Krasinski has crafted a stunning, nearly silent suspenseful thriller. It's Rotten Tomatoes rating is 100%.
Season two of the Community Arts Film Series concludes this Sunday with DON'T BLINK - ROBERT FRANK, a portrait of the celebrated photographer and filmmaker. The door prize will be a copy of his seminal work "The Americans."
Only six tickets remain for CONCERT FOR GEORGE, our Late Night @ the Starlight tribute to George Harrison, Saturday at 10:00.