Rose Theatre

This Week’s Great Films

The carnival is setting up in Memorial Field, and chairs are already lined up along the parade route. This annual rite of spring can mean only thing in Port Townsend: It's time for the Rhododendron Festival. Not to intentionally complicate your already busy lives, but the Rose and Starlight are blooming with some tantalizing movies this week, and two of them - BORN TO BE BLUE and SWEET BEAN - will be playing for only 4 and 3 days respectively. Following on the heels of Don Cheadle's visceral performance as Miles Davis in MILES AHEAD, Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly re-imagined with wit, verve and style to burn in BORN TO BE BLUE.

Past Rocky's Reviews

Spike Lee, 8/16/18

Marc Forster, 8/2/18

New York, 7/26/18

Fathers & Daughters, 7/15/18

Fred, 7/7/18

Rider / Rogers, 6/27/18

Write with Light, 6/15/18

The Two Rachels, 6/6/18

Disobedience, 5/31/18

RBG, 5/16/18

Tully & Giselle, 5/4/18

Senior Superheroes, 4/28/18

Northwest Stories, 4/19/18

Woof!, 4/14/18

Sonia & Andy, 4/5/18

Comedy! Comedy! Comedy!, 3/29/18

Stormy Weather, 3/14/18

Allison Janney, 3/2/18

Oscar Week, 2/22/18

Sam Shepard, 2/9/18

Hedy Lamarr, 1/31/18

Best Parent, 1/27/18

The Shape of Water, 1/10/18

Rosamond Purcell, 1/6/18

Goldsworthy & Oldman, 12/28/17

Frances McDormand, 12/24/17

Star Wars and Lady Bird, 12/13/17

Paris Pilgrimage, 11/28/17

Greta Gerwig, 11/22/17

Refrigerators, 11/16/17

Herb & Dorothy and more, 11/13/17

Remarkable Individuals, 11/1/17

Loving Vincent, 10/26/17

Royalty Rules, 10/13/17

Battle of the Sexes, 9/28/17

Greetings From Telluride, 9/10/17

Wind River & Spain, 8/31/17

Columbus, 8/25/17

Women & Film, 8/10/17

Inconvenient Sequel, 8/6/17

Mother & Daughter, 7/14/17

25th Anniversary, 6/27/17

Wonder Woman, 6/3/17

Laura, Chuck & Norman, 5/20/17

Happy Trails, Renée, 5/13/17

A Swan Lake, 5/3/17

Swiss Cows, 4/25/17

Dance on Camera - Day 2, 4/23/17

Zucchini, 4/6/17

Robert Osborne, 3/7/17

Poetry, 2/24/17

Amadeus, 2/2/17

POP QUIZ!, 1/21/17

I Am Not Your Negro, 1/12/17

Tangoheart, 1/5/17

Star-struck, 12/21/16

From the Balcony, 11/17/16

Mahler & Mom, 11/12/16

Alvin Ailey, 11/3/16

Community Arts Film Series, 9/29/16

17th Port Townsend Film Festival, 9/23/16

Off to Telluride, 8/31/16

PTFF Essay, 8/23/16

Wild Flowers, 8/2/16

Music Movies, 7/22/16

Summer Movies, 7/13/16

It’s Our Anniversary, 7/9/16

This Week, 6/30/16

Summer’s Greetings, 6/22/16

Love is in the air!, 6/17/16

5 New Movies, 6/8/16

Food Movies, 6/1/16

Tim Burton and more!, 5/28/16

Steampunk Animation, Walken, Berlin Phil and more., 5/11/16

The King and I, My Golden Days and more., 5/4/16

This Week, 4/27/16

Spring Has Sprung!, 4/20/16

Spring Salutations, 4/14/16

This Week, 4/8/16

This Week, 3/30/16

J.J. Abrams, Sally Field and more., 3/23/16

New movies!, 3/18/16

A Week of Incredible International Cinema, 3/9/16

Michael Moore, Mustang, Maggie Smith and more, 3/1/16

Kaufman, Bergman, Moore and more., 2/24/16

7 Days of Oscar, 45 Years, Macbeth and more., 2/17/16

45 Years, Coen Brothers, Les Liasons Dangereuses and more, 2/10/16

Special Member Event + 6 New Movies!, 2/2/16

Elvis, Held-Over movies, Laurie Anderson, 1/26/16

This Week, 1/20/16

This Week, 1/12/16

This Week, 1/7/16

This Week, 12/31/15

Star Wars and The Big Short, 12/23/15

Spotlight Earns the Spotlight, 11/25/15

A Bounty of Great Movies, 11/20/15

Shakespeare & Cumberbatch Thrill Audiences, 11/10/15

On Tap at the Rose, 11/7/15

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 40th Anniversary, 10/28/15

SWEET BEAN is a sweet story about a lonely Japanese baker who hires a 76-year-old woman to be his new assistant, and soon learns that she has a wonderful new recipe for sweet red bean paste, which she claims comes from her communion with nature. The Wall Street Journal said, [Director Naomi] Kawase's sweet, slow film becomes a meditation on solitary lives lived at the margins of society; on old age, and on the urgency of telling our stories, which may sometimes include recipes."

And the sparks fly - in a loving way - in THE MEDDLER, Lorene Scafaria's (NICK AND NORA'S INFINITE PLAYLIST) comedy about a mother - with too much time on her hands - and her daughter. The movie stars Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons.

THE FAMILY FANG holds over for a second week in the Starlight beginning Friday, as evening shows only. This indie feature, not surprisingly, outperformed CAPTAIN AMERICA this past weekend. And that's what I like about P.T. audiences. Thank you for your adventuresome taste in movies.

Both French movies in the Rosebud - MARGUERITE and APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD depart this Thursday.

And last but not least, one of my all-time favorite movies - ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN - and directed by one of my all-time favorite directors - Alan J. Pakula - screens next Wednesday, 5/25 in the Starlight as part of our monthly Classics Series. Only 20 tickets remain.

And don't forget, if you're heading to the Rose or Starlight this evening -Tuesday - members receive a free medium popcorn. Have a great Rhody Festival week.

--Rocky

See you at the Rose, and the Starlight Room