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

1982

During the 1982 invasion of Lebanon at a quaker school in the mountains above Beirut, 11-year-old Wissam tries to tell a classmate about his crush on her, while his teachers on different sides of the political divide, try to mask their fears. Mouaness, who also wrote the script, splits the film between two perspectives; that of the adults and that of the children. The result is a layered script that delicately explores the social schisms and the complexities of love and war. 

3 day rental • NR • 100 min. • Arabic & English with subtitles


$12 / $8 Members

To the Ends of the Earth

A young woman, Yoko, travels with a small crew to Uzbekistan to shoot an episode of her reality TV travel show. Despite her best efforts, all the shootings end unsuccessfully. Frustrated by the failed filming, she takes to the streets of this mysterious country on her own. Lost in the streets of Tashkent, she finds herself adrift and alone, confronting her deepest fears and hidden aspirations.

3 day rental • NR • 120 min. • Japanese with subtitles


$12 / $8 Members

Two Of Us

Golden Globe nominee: Best Foreign Language Film. Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are simply neighbors, sharing the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, enjoying the affection and pleasures of daily life together, until an unforeseen event turns their relationship upside down and leads Madeleine’s daughter to gradually unravel the truth about them.

3 day rental • NR • 99 min. • French with subtitles

$12 / $8 Members

My Darling Supermarket

Grocery store employees, today’s essential workers, get star treatment in MY DARLING SUPERMARKET (made prior to the pandemic). Set within a bright, colorful supermercado in São Paulo, Brazil, this charming, funny documentary glides through a seemingly endless array of vibrantly designed shelves and displays, but it’s the store’s employees who take center stage. A panoply of individuals with fears, hopes, and questions about their place in the universe are celebrated in a quirky portrait that juxtaposes their idiosyncrasies with the assumed mundanity of bringing food to our table. (Written by Film Forum)

3 day rental • NR • 80 min. • Spanish with subtitles


$6.99 / $4.99 Members

Nostalgia For The Light

The Atacama Desert sits 10,000 feet above sea and astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars there. It is also the driest place on earth and is known to keep human remains intact. those of Pre-Columbian mummies; 19th century explorers and miners; and the remains of political prisoners, "disappeared" by the Chilean army after the military coup of September 1973. Women sift the desert soil for the bones of their loved ones, while archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations and astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies. Melding celestial and earthly quests, NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.

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


$6.99 / $4.99 Members

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America's foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures helped establish the post-minimalist movement. This film captures the psychic struggles of an artist who, in the downtown New York art scene of the '60s, was one of the few women to make work that was taken seriously.

3 day rental • NR • 108 min.

$6.99 / $4.99 Members

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America's foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures helped establish the post-minimalist movement. This film captures the psychic struggles of an artist who, in the downtown New York art scene of the '60s, was one of the few women to make work that was taken seriously.

3 day rental • NR • 108 min.


$12 / $8 Members

M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

M.C. ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images. The film looks at Escher’s legacy: one can see tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal..

5 day rental • NR • 81 min. • Dutch, Italian, German with subtitles


$10 / $6 Members

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own

An artistic biography of one of the few women in the world working in monumental sculpture. Von Rydingsvard’s work has been featured in the Venice Biennale and is held in the collections of some of the world’s great museums, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. But she may be best-known for work in public spaces.

2 day rental • PG • 57 min.

$12 / $8 Members

White Riot

Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far-right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Countering this was Rock Against Racism, a movement that swept across the UK and Europe and culminated in a 100,000+ person march and a legendary concert event. WHITE RIOT is a moment in time when music changed the world. When a generation challenged the status quo. It’s Woodstock meets the March on Washington, punk-style.

3 day rental • NR • 84 min.


$4.99 / $3.99 Members

Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

If it hadn't been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Greg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have become the 39th President of the United States. This fascinating documentary charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter's relationships with Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, and other notable musicians gave his political career a crucial boost.

3 day rental • NR • 98 min.


$4.99 / $3.99 Members

Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something

The inspiring story of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (“Cat's in the Cradle”). Chapin sold over 16 million albums and was one of his generation’s most beloved artists and activists who spent his fame and fortune trying to end world hunger before his tragic passing. The film features Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pete Seeger, Sir Bob Geldof, Kenny Rogers, Graham Nash, Pat Benatar, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Robert Lamm, Richie Havens, and Harry Belafonte intimately reflecting on Chapin’s larger-than-life impact on music and the world.

3 day rental • NR • 93 min.

$12 / $8 Members

Days of the Bagnold Summer

DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER sweetly draws you into the wobbly relationship between well-intentioned single librarian Sue Bagnold and her black-clad teenage son, Daniel, who would rather listen to Metallica than his mother. Daniel was meant to spend the summer in Florida visiting his dad and his dad's new wife, but when his dad cancels the trip at the last minute, he and his mom suddenly face the prospect of spending six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in their suburban home as Daniel just wants to listen to heavy metal and start a band while his mom hopes to rekindle the fun times they used to have together.

NR • 86 min.

Streaming begins 3/10

Aida

*Part of the Teatro Real Opera Series from Madrid, Spain* In Aida, the grandiose and the intimate converge as in few other operas: the bloody confrontation between Ethiopians and Egyptians is juxtaposed by the love of Radamès, Captain of the Egyptian Guard, for Aida, a slave of the Ethiopians. Their love is more powerful than the hatred between the two peoples, their social differences and incompatible perspectives. This love was as solid as the wall which blocked its consummation.

3 day rental • NR • 155 min. • Sung in Italian with subtitles


Streaming begins 3/17

La Traviata

*Part of the Teatro Real Opera Series from Madrid, Spain* After its initial rejection, Verdi’s unique opera, whose action unfolds in a contemporary setting, LA TRAVIATA, based on Alexandre Dumas’ The Lady of the Camellias, became one of the most acclaimed works of the composer. A story that brought Verdi legendary status through music with a profound sense of humanity and psychological portrayal of the characters and their feelings. Behind the outward show of luxury and frivolous pleasure, the “populous desert they call Paris” hides the stark cruelty of a social class for whom everything can be bought and sold.

3 day rental • NR • 125 min. • Sung in Italian with subtitles


Streaming begins 3/24

Madama Butterfly

*Part of the Teatro Real Opera Series from Madrid, Spain* A temporary wife was a widespread practice in Japan at the end of the 19th century. The West – with the United States leading – had established diplomatic and commercial relations with the country in the mid-century and the fascination with the birthplace of geishas spread like wildfire. The influence of a distant (and imaginary) Orient would take form in works by a variety of European and North American artists that continued well into the 20th century.

3 day rental • NR • 145 min. • Sung in Italian with subtitles