Rocky’s Review
Stormy Weather

I was in New York in February of last year scouting films for what would become the Rose's first DANCE ON CAMERA festival. It was an event I'd been dreaming about for several years, and by the end of our 4-day event, over 800 tickets had been sold. It was embraced by lovers of dance beyond my expectations. But unfortunately, our Second Annual DANCE ON CAMERA festival will not be taking place until this time next year. The Dance Film Association in New York, my primary source for dance movies, has decided to move their annual February event to July, which moves the Rose's annual event from May 2018 to March of 2019. But watch the following dance clip of the Nicholas Brothers from STORMY WEATHER, and be reminded that great dance movies on the horizon. Fred Astaire called their routine the greatest example of cinematic dance her ever saw.

     And speaking of dance, next weekend - March 23 and 24 - we're presenting London's Royal Ballet, performing choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's adaption of Shakespeare's A WINTER'S TALE. And in May, the stunning GISELLE from the English National Ballet. Tickets are on sale now for both events.

     Sally Hawkins may not have won he Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in THE SHAPE OF WATER, but she's sure to win your heart in the delightful family film PADDINGTON 2, which plays this Saturday and Sunday only at 1:15. It's Rotten Tomatoes rating is 100%!

   This weekend also brings Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in TOMB RAIDER, and the very much requested THE YOUNG KARL MARX. Both open in the Rose this Friday. BLACK PANTHER moves up to the Starlight Room for its 4th and final week.

     Departing Thursday, the Oscar winners I, TONYA, A FANTASTIC WOMAN, and after nine weeks, THE SHAPE OF WATER. 

     There are only six tickets remaining for MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS in the Starlight next Wednesday, 3/21.

Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis
Sung by Judy Garland and Harry Davenport

"Meet me in St. Louis, Louis, 
Meet me at the fair,
Don't tell me the lights are shining
Any place but there, 
We will dance the Hoochee Koochee,
And I will be your tootsie wootsie,
If you meet me in St. Louis, Louis,
Meet me at the fair."

Songwriters Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin