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.

$10 / $6 Members

The City of Lost Children

Old and decrepit Krank has lost his capacity for dreaming and is attempting to fight death by stealing the dreams of children. Krank's cadre of cloned henchmen snatch 5-year-old Denree to subject him to the horrific dream-retrieval process. The boy's father, One (Ron Perlman), the hulking strongman of a traveling circus, and his precocious 9-year-old friend, Miette, join forces to defeat Krank's minions and save Denree.

3 day rental • R • 111 min. • French with subtitles


$10 / $6 Members

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 120 min. • Chinese with subtitles


$10 / $6 Members

Our Little Sister

Three sisters meet their younger half-sister for the first time at their father's funeral. Set against the summer ocean sparkling with sunlight, radiant autumn foliage, a tunnel of gorgeous yet impermanent cherry blossom trees, and brilliant fireworks heralding the arrival of another summer, their moving and deeply relatable story depicts the irreplaceable moments that form a true family.

3 day rental • PG • 126 min. • Japanese with subtitles

$10 / $6 Members

The Eagle Huntress

A stunning documentary about a 13-year-old Kazakh girl who outshines over 70 grown men in an annual traditional eagle competition. She is not only the youngest contestant, but the first-ever female one in her 1,000-year-old tribe. Her success is grumbled over, until she proves her true mettle in the task of wintertime hunting, and again blows away the competition.

3 day rental • G • 87 min. • English and Kazakh with subtitles


$10 / $8 Members

Riding Giants

Part sports history, part thrill ride, skateboarder Stacy Peralta's documentary pays homage to the brave, foolish surfers who dare ride the world's biggest waves. Peralta lays out the evolution of big-wave surfing from the '50s to today, touching upon changing trends and the constant search for ever larger waves. Then he shifts his focus to a handful of contemporary surfing superstars, among them Jeff Clark, pioneer of San Francisco's remote waves, and Laird Hamilton, known for tow-in riding.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 102 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.

$12 / $8 Members

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

This illuminating documentary explores the life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography. Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama. In his late 80s, Traylor became homeless and started to draw and paint, both memories from plantation days and scenes of a radically changing urban culture. Using historical and cultural context, BILL TRAYLOR: CHASING GHOSTS brings the spirit and mystery of Traylor’s incomparable art to life.

3 day rental • NR • 75 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.


$12 / $8 Members

Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman

The rise, fall and resurrection of the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement is chronicled in the new documentary Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman. This film offers an unprecedented look at the life and works of Gustav Stickley as told through interviews, archival materials, and a close examination of his most iconic works. It traces the development and evolution of Stickley's unique style, as well as the creation of his diverse businesses including the Craftsman Magazine, Craftsman Farms and his ground-breaking Manhattan store. It also details the eventual loss of his businesses - and, after several decades, the rebirth and recognition of the movement he inspired. **50% of the Rose’s proceeds will be donated to the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.**

3 day rental • NR • 68 min.

$9 / $6 Members

Muscle Shoals

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of the most creative and defiant music in American history. This juicy musical documentary features Aretha Franklin, Greg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Wilson Pickett, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Steve Winwood and others.

3 day rental • NR • 111 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.


$10 / $6 Members

Searching for Sugar Man

This cult classic documentary captivated audiences when it was released in 2012. It follows the increasingly bizarre search for legendary musician Sixto Rodriguez, whose folk music brought him stardom halfway across the world, and who seemingly vanished without a trace...or did he? Roger Ebert says it best in his review of the film: "I hope you're able to see this film. You deserve to...It exists because we need for it to."

3 day rental • PG-13 • 86 min.

$10 / $6 Members

Being Julia

A role that Annette Bening was born to play! Julia Lambert (Bening) is a true diva: beautiful, talented and famous. She has it all, including a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career, but after years in the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom. Julia finds exactly what she's looking for in a handsome young American fan, but it isn't long before the novelty fling adds a few more sparks than she was hoping for.

3 day rental • R • 104 min.


$10 / $6 Members

The Triplets of Belleville

A delightfully idiosyncratic, rollicking animated adventure about the elderly Madame Souza, who is looped into international intrigue when her grandson, Champion, a professional cyclist, is kidnapped! She stumbles across unlikely allies in the form of three sisters who are veterans of the vaudeville stage. Tracking down Champion's criminal captors, the quartet of old women use their wits to try and win the day.

3 day rental • PG-13 • 80 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.

$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.