Rocky’s Review
The Two Rachels

When I wrote about DISOBEDIENCE last week, I had yet to see the film. My faith in it was based on great reviews and appreciation for Sebastian Lelio's two previous films - GLORIA and A FANTASTIC WOMAN - both having played at the Rose. I caught up with DISOBEDIENCE this past weekend, but was not expecting such a powerful, expertly crafted film in all respects. The two Rachels - Weisz and McAdams - give powerfully nuanced performances that remain with you long after the houselights have come up. And the story takes you in an unexpected direction. I highly recommend this movie.

     Sebastian Lelio says that "DISOBEDIENCE exists in the clash between forces that appear to be irreconcilable: individual freedom against the interest of the community; the loss of purpose against faith; the attraction of the forbidden against moral duty; human instinct against the divine order; the exploration of new ways of being versus the forces of the tradition; flesh against spirit. The eternal conflict between duty and desire." DISOBEDIENCE is holding over for another week, moving to the Starlight Friday.

     RBG continues to sell out nearly every show 24 hours ahead of time. The movie begins its 4th week in the Rosebud this Friday.

     OCEAN'S 8 looks like the perfect summer popcorn movie, with a great cast, headlined by Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett. Just a few tickets remain for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, our classics feature in the Starlight next Wednesday, June 13th. And this Sunday at 11:00 is our final presentation of MACBETH from the National Theatre of London.

--Rocky