Rocky’s Review
Summer’s Greetings

There's a ruckus taking place at the end of Water Street, as the Race to Alaska gears up for its 6:00 a.m. start Thursday morning. But there's a ruckus of an entirely different sort taking place at the Rose and Starlight Room beginning this Friday, June 24th. I always look for a thread, a common theme among the new movies starting at the Rose, and while this week's movies couldn't be more different from one another, overcoming adversity and challenges is the thematic tie that binds. DARK HORSE is a rousing, crowd-pleasing true story set in Wales about a small mining village that decides to breed a racehorse. Don't even try to resist this charming, heart-warming tale. And acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yang blurs the border between documentary and fiction in PATHS OF THE SOUL, which recently screened at the Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco and Seattle International Film Festivals. "There has never been a road movie quite like PATHS OF THE SOUL, an extraordinary chronicle of ordinary Tibetan citizens undertaking a 1,200-mile pilgrimage to Llasa...a stirring study in faith and spirituality that will inspire many viewers to think about big and small questions of life." -Variety.

TIME TO CHOOSE returns to the Rose for one week by popular demand. It seems there's no shortage of climate change documentaries, but TIME TO CHOOSE is extremely well done. It's smart, practical, a must-see, important film. And THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY - which opens in the Starlight Friday- stars Dev Patel (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), Jeremy Irons and Toby Jones in this true story about an Indian-born math genius who made huge contributions to number theory, and helped scientists understand black holes.

If you missed the uproarious ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS in its initial engagement at the Rose, then you're in luck. The National Theatre of London is beginning an Encore Series of their award-winning West End (and Broadway) plays this weekend. And talk about a ruckus, or riotous laugh, James Corden (The Late Show and last week's host of the Tony Awards), will have you in stitches from beginning to end. ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS is "The funniest show on the planet." -Daily Mail

MAGGIE'S PLAN and LOVE & FRIENDSHIP are holding over in the Rose for one more week. Only three tickets remain for THE MORE THE MERRIER,tonight's hilarious Classics Feature in the Starlight at 7:30.

--Rocky

See you at the Rose, and the Starlight Room