Rose Theatre Film Library

Rose Theatre Film Library

Streaming a movie through the Rose Theatre is supporting a cultural icon that first opened its doors to traveling vaudeville shows in 1907. We’re pleased to present a carefully curated selection of films from around the world, with dance, theatre and opera coming in the weeks ahead. So pop some corn, kick back and welcome to our new Film Library. More films will be added weekly.

$12 / $8 Members

Sublet

Ethan Fox's new film is a lovely and wistful drama about what binds two game men - one American, one Israeli - despite, or maybe because of, their generational differences. Starring Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated John Benjamin Hickey and featuring the debut of Niv Nissim, SUBLET focuses on a New York Times writer who visits Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy. The city's energy and his relationship with a younger man he meets there bring him back to life. 

3 day rental • NR • 89 min.


$10 / $6 Members

Cleo From 5 to 7

Selfish pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours to wait until the results of her biopsy come back. After an ominous tarot card reading, she visits her friends, all of whom fail to give her the emotional support she needs. Wandering around Paris, she finally finds comfort talking with a soldier in a park. On leave from the Algerian War, his troubles put hers in perspective. As they talk and walk, Cléo comes to terms with her selfishness, finding peace before the results come back.

3 day rental • NR • 89 min. • French with subtitles


$10 / $6 Members

City Lights

CITY LIGHTS, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

3 day rental • G • 86 min.

$10 / $6 Members

Maiden

In 1989, the Whitbread Around the World Race was considered to be the most dangerous sailing competition on earth. When 26-year-old Tracy Edwards wanted to participate, she was met with resistance and sexism - no team would take her. Left with no other choice, she started an all-female crew, one who would not only take on the vast and foreboding ocean, but also the doubts and attacks from her male competitors and press. In this incredible true story, watch Edwards and her crew attempt to turn the impossible into reality as they take on fifty-foot waves, icebergs and all of the dangers of the great and powerful sea.

3 day rental • PG • 97 min.


$12 / $8 Members

The Witches of the Orient

How did a group of humble factory workers become a phenomenal sports success story and the pride of an entire nation? Julian Faraut’s (John McEnroe: In The Realm of Perfection) ferociously innovative and visually stunning The Witches of the Orient tells the tale of the Japanese women’s volleyball team’s thrilling rise, unbelievable 258 games winning streak, and eventual Olympic gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

3 day rental • NR • 100 min. • Japanese and French with subtitles


$12 / $8 Members

Platform

PLATFORM is the story of three sisters coming from a poor, traditional family in Muslim Iran that manage to become world champions in Wushu, a Chinese martial art. The sisters thrilling underdog story explores not only their dedicated training, but also their surprising place in society as they challenge traditional gender roles on the path to success.

3 day rental • NR • 87 min. • Persian with subtitles

$12 / $8 Members

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters

CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS brings to life the creative process that culminated in Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters, one of the most important works of art to come out of the AIDS crisis. In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the emerging Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (both partners at the time) felt as they were embattled by the AIDS epidemic. 

3 day rental • NR • 90 min.


$12 / $8 Members

Impulso

The spectacular avant-garde choreographies of flamenco dancer Rocío Molina have electrified audiences around the world. Her extravagant, mesmerizing and mostly improvised pieces combine traditional Flamenco with modern-dance, avant-garde theatrics, objects, paint, and eclectic music compositions. Now Molina must prepare for one of her most challenging works ever for a new show at Chaillot National Theater in Paris. Despite Molina’s unconventional stagings and artful theatrical setups, she remarkably manages to maintain her connection to Flamenco’s rich history and traditions.

3 day rental • NR • 87 min. • Spanish with subtitles


$12 / $8 Members

Dries

For the first time, fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life. For an entire year, Reiner Holzemer documented the precise steps that Dries takes to conceive four collections, the rich fabrics, embroidery, and prints exclusive to his designs. The emblematic fashion shows that bring his collections to the world and have become cult “must-sees’ at the Parisian Fashion week.

3 day rental • NR • 90 min. • Flemish with subtitles

$10 / $6 Members

Don’t Look Back

In 1965, the iconic troubadour Bob Dylan toured the United Kingdom at the age of 23, and director D.A. Pennebaker was allowed behind the scenes to provide one of the most intimate glimpses of the private and frequently cantankerous songwriter. The film chronicles Dylan's concert appearances, hotel room conversations, and transportation downtime, pulling back the curtain on the folk messiah at the end of his relationship with Joan Baez and on the cusp of his creative shift toward rock music.

3 day rental • NR • 96 min.


$12 / $8 Members

The Bowmakers

The bow is the Cinderella of the orchestra—the overworked and overshadowed ally to its more glamorous partners. Few people, even among lovers of classical music, think of the bow as an instrument in its own right, but players of stringed instruments see them differently. To musicians, the bow is as essential to expressing the soul of the music as the violin or cello. THE BOWMAKERS follows the journey of the “silent servant” of the music world - from workshops of the virtuosos of the trade, to the birthplace of the bow in France, and to Brazil, home to the imperiled tree from which the world’s finest bows are made.

3 day rental • NR • 106 min.


$12 / $8 Members

Moby Doc

MOBY DOC is a surrealist biographical documentary narrated by Moby as he reflects on his turbulent personal life and iconic music from underground punk bands to chart-topping solo artist, and from struggling addict to vegan activist. This introspective journey sets out to answer existential questions of purpose and meaning by examining a life of extreme highs and lows, joy, tragedy, success and failure.

3 day rental • NR • 92 min.

$12 / $8 Members

Sublet

Ethan Fox's new film is a lovely and wistful drama about what binds two game men - one American, one Israeli - despite, or maybe because of, their generational differences. Starring Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated John Benjamin Hickey and featuring the debut of Niv Nissim, SUBLET focuses on a New York Times writer who visits Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy. The city's energy and his relationship with a younger man he meets there bring him back to life. 

3 day rental • NR • 89 min.


$10 / $6 Members

The Gold Rush

In this classic silent comedy, the Little Tramp (Charles Chaplin) heads north to join in the Klondike gold rush. Trapped in a small cabin by a blizzard, the Tramp is forced to share close quarters with a successful prospector (Mack Swain) and a fugitive (Tom Murray). Eventually able to leave the cabin, he falls for a lovely barmaid (Georgia Hale), trying valiantly to win her affections. When the prospector needs help locating his claim, it appears the Tramp's fortunes may change.

3 day rental • G • 72 min.


$10 / $6 Members

City Lights

CITY LIGHTS, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dramatic poignancy, with this silent tale of a lovable vagrant falling for a young blind woman who sells flowers on the street (a magical Virginia Cherrill) and mistakes him for a millionaire. Though this Depression-era smash was made after the advent of sound, Chaplin remained steadfast in his love for the expressive beauty of the pre-talkie form. The result was the epitome of his art and the crowning achievement of silent comedy.

3 day rental • G • 86 min.

$10 / $8 Members

Every Little Step

For over three decades, there's been one singular sensation: A Chorus Line, the groundbreaking hit musical inspired by the emotional lives of dancers during the audition process. Now the story comes full circle as a new documentary offers a revealing, unprecedented look at the auditions for the Broadway revival of the perennial classic, including interview footage with Bob Avian, Michael Bennett, Charlotte d'Amboise, Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie to name a few. The music, the moves and the real-life drama - they're all here in a documentary that brings you closer to the footlights than you ever thought possible.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 96 min.


$9 / $6 Members

Cunningham

This beautiful documentary traces Merce Cunningham's artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery, from his early years as a struggling dancer in New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. The film weaves Merce's philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into his innovative work. A breathtaking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival material.

3 day rental • PG • 93 min.


$12 / $8 Members

Ella Fitzgerald

This incredible film is streaming exclusively through the Rose--not available for viewing anywhere else! BBC archivists unearthed a veritable treasure trove of over 2 hours of previously unreleased Ella Fitzgerald concerts recorded by the BBC. Featuring two shows from 1965, and a performance live at Ronnie Scott’s from 1974; this is the timeless Ella Fitzgerald. Performances include the classics “Take The ‘A’ Train”, “The Lady Is A Tramp”, “Mack The Knife”, and “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”.

3 day rental • NR • 120 min.