Rose Theatre Film Library

Rose Theatre Film Library

Streaming movies through the Rose Theatre means 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 a particular focus on the arts, music documentaries, independent gems and popular Rose hits. Pop some corn, kick back, and welcome to our Film Library. New titles added weekly.

$12 / $8 Members

Martin Eden

An enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin is a self-taught proletarian who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry. The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this passionate, enveloping tale, based on Jack London's 1909 novel. "An absolute blast!" - NY Times.

5 day rental • NR • 129 min. • Italian with subtitles


$12 / $8 Members

Nowhere In Africa

A love story spanning two continents, NOWHERE IN AFRICA is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Germany, Walter Redlich, his wife Jettel and their five-year-old daughter Regina each deal with the harsh realities of their new life in different ways.

3 day rental • R • 141 min. • German and Swahili with subtitles


$10 / $8 Members

Persepolis

Persepolis first garnered attention as a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi, the story of her years growing up as an outspoken and precocious girl in the midst of the Iranian revolution. In this film adaptation, Satrapi's incredible tale and beautiful animation come together to create something magnificent. The New York Times calls it "full of warmth and surprise, alive with humor and a fierce independence of spirit."

3 day rental • PG-13 • 96 min.

$6 / $8 Members

The Automat

Before fast food we had something better. Our grandparents told us stories of gathering around communal tables, sharing their lives, their struggles, and their dreams with strangers at The Automat. In the long awaited Horn & Hardart documentary, we relive the phenomena of America's original and most beloved restaurant chain. The one hundred year Automat saga serves up never before-seen archival footage and photographs and a cast including celebrity customers, historians, and members of the Horn & Hardart families.

3 day rental • NR • 79 min.


$7.99 / $4.99 Members

Spawning Grounds

In one of America's first urban wildlife refuges, the plight of a little-known land locked salmon called the Lake Sammamish kokanee, or ‘Little Red Fish,’ is bringing together a unique and unlikely partnership between Tribal leaders, local and state agencies, private landowners and conservation groups. With their numbers dwindling, renewed scientific and cultural efforts attempt to ensure their survival as the region experiences unprecedented levels of new growth.

3 day rental • NR • 60 min.


$6.99 / $4.99 Members

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history.

3 day rental • NR • 90 min.

$10 / $6 Members

Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham, one of the mainstays of the New York Times, was a contributor to the renowned newspaper for decades. H was also an incurable and eccentric chronicler of fashion, tirelessly snapping photos of and writing about interestingly attired celebrities and ordinary New Yorkers he spots on the street. This tremendous profile of Cunningham and his work includes interviews with friends -- and often subjects, but what makes this documentary such a pleasure is Bill's joyous persona.

3 day rental • NR • 84 min.


$9 / $6 Members

Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. From urban Edinburgh and Glasgow to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas. "A work of art in itself." - Seattle Times.

3 day rental • NR • 93 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

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.


$10 / $6 Members

David Crosby: Remember My Name

A revealing and deeply personal documentary exploring the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60’s.

3 day rental • R • 95 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.

$10 / $6 Members

Welcome to the Dollhouse

When we categorize this as a comedy, we mean a DARK comedy. This 1996 cult classic won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and launched the career of director Todd Solondz. A stark, poignant dive into the life of deeply un-cool suburban middle schooler Dawn Wiener, played by Heather Matarazzo. Roger Ebert called it "intensely entertaining...[Solondz] shows the kind of unrelenting attention to detail that is the key to satire."

3 day rental • R • 90 min.


$12 / $8 Members

Perfumes

An utterly charming French comedy following the life of a feared and reclusive 'nose', and her complicated relationship with her new chauffeur. Together they look to repair their lives and create a new signature scent to return Anne to her previous fame.

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


$10 / $8 Members

Rachel Getting Married

As an affluent New England family prepares for one daughter's wedding, another named Kym (Anne Hathaway) -- just out of her latest stint in rehab -- whirls into town causing upheaval. The sister, Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt), is more than a bit resentful of Kym's antics taking center stage, and as time ticks by, long-simmering family tensions come boiling to the surface.

3 day rental • R • 111 min.

$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. As a group of young dancers in the present re-interpret the work, they deepen their understanding of its power. This lyrical documentary illustrates the power of dance and the triumph of the human spirit.

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


$10 / $6 Members

Rare Birds

RARE BIRDS tracks every phase of production during the creation of Alexander Ekman’s groundbreaking A Swan Lake, providing an intimate view into the process of choreography and the ingenuity at work in a world-class theater. Screening with Exquisite Corps, in which forty-two American contemporary choreographers link together in a chain love letter to dance.

3 day • NR • 59 min.