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.

$10 / $6 Members

Grandma

A misanthropic poet (Lily Tomlin), estranged from her daughter and recovering from a breakup, agrees to take her granddaughter (Julia Garner) across Los Angeles and help her find the money she needs to terminate her unwanted pregnancy.

3 day rental • R • 78 min.


$10 / $6 Members

Maudie

MAUDIE, written by Sherry White, stars Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, is based on a true story of an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maud (Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maud yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family, and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett’s efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maud’s deep and abiding love for this difficult man, and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter. 

3 day rental • PG-13 • 115 min.


$10 / $6 Members

Volver

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene, who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. A former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene and both daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, Irene's spirit materializes around her daughters to help comfort them.

3 day rental • R • 111 min. • Spanish 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

Shipwrights On The Crane

It’s December in Port Townsend, Washington; grey days, rain and temperatures in the 30’s. A small crew rips rotten planks off an 85 foot fishing vessel down from Juneau, Alaska. Then on a swaying scaffolding they precisely measure new three inch thick planks of yellow cedar, securing them with 9” lag bolts. The new planks are caulked with oakum and driven into the seams while the boat’s crew helps where they can. An ode to work and the intersections of skill, cooperation and physical strength; a deep dive into the reality of shipwright work. Directed by Charles Espey of Port Townsend.

3 day • NR • 92 min.


$10 / $6 Members

Life Itself

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent.

3 day rental • R • 120 min.

$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.


$10 / $6 Members

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT follows Basquiat's life pre-fame and how New York City, the times, the people and the movements surrounding him formed the artist he became. Using never-before-seen works, writings and photographs, director Sara Driver, who was part of the New York arts scene herself, worked closely and collaboratively with friends and other artists who emerged from that period.

3 day rental • NR • 78 min.


$12 / $8 Members

The Capote Tapes

ANSWERED PRAYERS was meant to be Truman Capote's greatest masterpiece, an epic portrait of New York's glittering jet-set society. Instead, it sparked the downfall of the iconic author of Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood. Through never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote's famous friends and infamous enemies, THE CAPOTE TAPES reveals the rise and fall of one of America's most influential writers and public figures.

3 day rental • NR • 98 min. • Closed Captioning Available

$10 / $6 Members

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

It is only fitting that a comet and a mollusk are named in Frank Zappa’s honor. The famed American musician, composer, and thinker created satirical, operatic interpretations of music that seemed to originate from another world. Thorsten Schütte’s film is a sharply edited and energetic celebration of Zappa through his public persona, allowing us to witness his shifting relationship with audiences.

3 day rental • R • 90 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.


$10 / $6 Members

Neil Young Journeys

In May of 2011, Neil Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto's iconic Massey Hall where he intimately performed the last two nights of his solo world tour. Along the drive, Young recounted insightful and introspective stories from his youth to filmmaker Jonathan Demme.

3 day rental • PG • 87 min.

$10 / $6 Members

Grandma

A misanthropic poet (Lily Tomlin), estranged from her daughter and recovering from a breakup, agrees to take her granddaughter (Julia Garner) across Los Angeles and help her find the money she needs to terminate her unwanted pregnancy.

3 day rental • R • 78 min.


$10 / $6 Members

Volver

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene, who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. A former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene and both daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, Irene's spirit materializes around her daughters to help comfort them.

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


$10 / $6 Members

All About My Mother

A Greek saying states that only women who have washed their eyes with tears can see clearly. This saying does not hold true for Manuela. The night a car ran over her son Esteban, Manuela cried until her eyes ran completely dry. Far from seeing clearly, the present and the future become mixed up in darkness. She begins looking for his father who has become a transvestite.

3 day rental • R • 99 min. • Spanish with subtitles

$12 / $8 Members

In Balanchine’s Classroom

IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM takes us back to the glory years of Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers and their quest to fulfill the vision of a genius. Filled with never before seen archival footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals, classes, and in preparation for his most seminal works, along with interviews with many of his adored and adoring dancers and those who try to carry on his legacy today, this is Balanchine as you have never seen him, and a film for anyone who loves ballet and the creative process.

3 day rental • NR • 89 min. • Closed Captioning Available


$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