Rocky’s Review
This Week

I am not going to contain my excitement. And it might be an inappropriate verb, but THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE rocks! Directed by Morgan Neville, who also made the wonderful 20 FEET FROM STARDOM (2013), THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS should be catnip for anyone who appreciates great music and great storytelling. "Morgan Neville's documentary is a joyous revelation, a group portrait of superb musicians from all over the world offering music as an emblem of what people can do in these fractious times when they live in concert with one another." -Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately the movie may only be at the Rose for one week, so do not put off seeing this wondrous film.

It is not mentioned in his Wikipedia profile, and it may be an apocryphal story, but when I was a student at the University of Southern California film school, the story circulating about Steven Spielberg was that he snuck onto the Universal Studios lot, found an empty office, and pretended to be employed there. And thus began the career of the most successful director in the history of the movies. I love that story. Box office aside, the man is a master storyteller. Combine that gift with the storytelling prowess of Roald Dahl (James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and THE BFG comes up a winner. The movie opens at the Rose this Friday, July 1st.

And the hot movies at the Rose this past week have been DARK HORSE and THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY. You'll find both great films - as well as cocktails and a stunning views - in the Starlight Room beginning Friday.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP and MAGGIE'S PLAN take their final bows tomorrow night, Thursday, June 30th.

And now that warm summer nights are officially upon us, we're getting our act together and taking it on the road - to Chimacum! The Rose and PTFF are presenting BABE on the big inflatable screen at Finnriver Orchard, their new location (124 Center Rd.) across the street from Chimacum Corner Farmstand. The movie is part of the annual Inter-Dependence Day Celebration, Saturday, July 16th. It's going to be great fun. The movie starts at dusk. Bring your sleeping bag or chaise lounge, and remember, "That'll do, pig. That'll do." -Farmer Hoggett.