Rocky’s Review

GKIDS is the distributor of the best animated films from around the world. Period. The cultural landscape would be less rich and diverse without them. Their latest release - MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI - is the perfect example; a beautifully told French tale that transcends cultural borders. It's also the rare movie that rates 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. ZUCCHINI opens in the Rose Theatre this Friday, April 7th. The movie is rated PG-13 and is in English.

     It's not always easy for actors to move beyond the confines of international sagas such as LORD OF THE RINGS, HARRY POTTER and TWILIGHT, but Kristen Stewart has achieved it quite successfully. She received critical acclaim for her role opposite Juliette Binoche in CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA, for which she won a multitude of accolades, including the Cesar Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first American actress to win that award. She returns this week in PERSONAL SHOPPER, written for her by director Olivier Assayras, who also directed her in SILS MARIA. PERSONAL SHOPPER is an ethereal and mysterious ghost story about a high fashion personal shopper who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him.

     Our feline feature KEDI is an unqualified hit, and will be holding over for a third week beginning this Friday. And speaking unstoppable hits, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST enters its 4th week this Friday. THE LAST WORD, starring Shirley MacLaine, and currently in the Starlight Room, concludes its engagement this Thursday. 

     The Rose is pleased to host the Port Townsend Film Festival's annual WOMEN & FILM event this Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th. As always, its a great program, with an multitude of in-person guests representing nearly ever film.