Rocky’s Review
The Godfather, Writing With Fire, Paper Moon, Utopia Rocks & Citizen Ashe is Free

WRITING WITH FIRE is a winner, and may receive the Academy Award this Sunday for Best Documentary Feature. This powerful, inspiring story chronicles the astonishing determination of India's only women-led news outlet. Armed with smartphones, these investigative journalists confront some of India's biggest issues, exposing relentless discrimination against women, and amplifying the voices of those who suffer from the oppressive caste system. "Rousing...nothing short of galvanizing." -The New York Times

     "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli." It's one of the most memorable lines, from one of the greatest movies ever made. THE GODFATHER is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and hits the Rose screen for the very first time, playing four days beginning this Friday, 3/25.

     I was saddened to learn of the passing of director Peter Bogdanovich in January. I appreciated not only his movies (THE LAST PICTURE SHOW), but his passion and reverence for the the heyday of Hollywood's studio system, and the directors and actors who flourished then - John Ford, Howard Hawks, George Cukor, Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant and James Stewart. "I just wanted to be like those people on the screen," Mr. Bogdanovich told the L.A. Times in 1972. In memory of Peter Bogdanovich we're showing his delightful comedy PAPER MOON (with Ryan and Tatum O'Neal and Madeline Kahn) in the Starlight this Sunday night.

     CITIZEN ASHE was such a hit at our Rose Theatre Member Screening last Saturday, that we've decided to share Arthur Ashe's inspiring story with everyone. All showings are free to the public. It begins Friday in the Rose and Starlight. You can secure your tickets either online or at the box office.

     Thursday is the last day for JOCKEYCYRANO and DOG.

     FOUR CHOREOGRAPHERS Thierrée/
Schecter/Peréz/Pite
 plays this Saturday and Sunday only. James Thierrée takes over the public areas of the Palais Garnier, and introduces us to his dreamlike world. Hofesh Schecter, often lauded for his trance-like dances offers a new version of The Art of Not Looking Back. Spain's Ivan Peréz occupies the stage of the Paris Opera for the first time with a creation for ten male dancers. And Canada's Crystal Pite presents the thoroughly dazzling The Seasons' Canon.

     Our second showing of DAVID BYRNE'S AMERICAN UTOPIA sold out as well, so we've now added a third show this Saturday night at 7:45. "Dazzling, rapturous and jubilant." -The New York Times"An astonishing knockout." -The Hollywood Reporter

     THE AUTOMAT begins next Friday, April 1st.

     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