Clinton Street Resistance Series

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Things are really f*cked up right now. And here on Clinton Corner, we're doing our bit to make things better.

Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater, enjoy a film on the big screen (the way it should be seen!), make friends, have a few laughs, scream, cry and raise money for a good cause.

Showtimes

Monday, Oct 22
7:00pm
THE THING MONSTER

With a thick, thick air of intense paranoia and jaw-dropping monster effects work, The Thing stands as one of the greatest films of both the horror and science fiction genres.

Austin Trunick, Under the Radar

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

PCFC logoTonight's nonprofit recipient is Portland Community Football Club.

Portland Community Football Club (PCFC) offers high quality, affordable club soccer for low-income, immigrant and refugee youth between 3 & 18 years old in the Portland, OR Metro area. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

PCFC is committed to being a completely inclusive club. They are the first youth soccer club in Portland to have an open acceptance policy for LGBTQ  &  gender non-binary players, coaches, staff and families.  Founder and Director of Coaching, Kaig Lightner, is an open queer,  transgender man who strongly believes that sports provided him with the guidance and strength he needed as a youth.  He wants to make sure other youth who identify as LGBTQ find a home at PCFC.

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The Thing
Director: 
John Carpenter
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1982
Runtime: 
109 minutes

John Carpenter's The Thing is both a remake of Howard Hawks' 1951 film of the same name and a re-adaptation of the John W. Campbell Jr. story "Who Goes There?" on which it was based. Carpenter's film is more faithful to Campbell's story than Hawks' version and also substantially more reliant on special effects, provided in abundance by a team of over 40 technicians, including veteran creature-effects artists Rob Bottin and Stan Winston.

The film opens enigmatically with a Siberian Husky running through the Antarctic tundra, chased by two men in a helicopter firing at it from above. Even after the dog finds shelter at an American research outpost, the men in the helicopter (Norwegians from an outpost nearby) land and keep shooting. One of the Norwegians drops a grenade and blows himself and the helicopter to pieces; the other is shot dead in the snow by Garry (Donald Moffat), the American outpost captain.

American helicopter pilot MacReady (Kurt Russell, fresh from Carpenter's Escape From New York) and camp doctor Copper (Richard Dysart) fly off to find the Norwegian base and discover some pretty strange goings-on. The base is in ruins, and the only occupants are a man frozen to a chair (having cut his own throat) and the burned remains of what could be one man or several men. In a side room, Copper and MacReady find a coffin-like block of ice from which something has been recently cut. That night at the American base, the Husky changes into the Thing, and the Americans learn first-hand that the creature has the ability to mutate into anything it kills.

For the rest of the film the men fight a losing (and very gory) battle against it, never knowing if one of their own dwindling number is the Thing in disguise. Though resurrected as a cult favorite, The Thing failed at the box office during its initial run, possibly because of its release just two weeks after Steven Spielberg's warmly received E.T.The Extra-Terrestrial. Along with Ridley Scott's futuristic Alien, The Thing helped stimulate a new wave of sci-fi horror films in which action and special effects wizardry were often seen as ends in themselves.

~ Anthony Reed, Rovi

Special Admission

Free, please make a donation to Portland Community Football Club.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Monday, Oct 29
7:00pm
Coraline-film-spirale

... a gorgeous and imaginative storybook fantasy with nightmare echoes. Think Dr. Seuss by way of Edward Gorey ...

Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com

GREAT NEWS!!!  We've lined up Shea Bordo (FX) for a Q&A after the screening. 

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

PPN_LogoTonight's nonprofit recipient is PDX Pop Now!

PDX Pop Now! is dedicated to stimulating and expanding participation in Portland music. As an all-volunteer organization committed to being accessible, current, and local, they provide and support live performances and recorded materials. They aspire to advance a sustainable community which values inclusivity and a high caliber of artistry to enable a creative dialogue between artist and audience.

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Coraline
Director: 
Henry Selick
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2009
Runtime: 
100 minutes

Coraline Jones is a girl of 11 who is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. She and her parents have just relocated from Michigan to Oregon. Missing her friends and finding her parents to be distracted by their work, Coraline tries to find some excitement in her new environment. Coraline seriously doubts that her new home can provide anything truly intriguing to her, but it does; she uncovers a secret door in the house. Walking through the door and then venturing through an eerie passageway, she discovers an alternate version of her life and existence.

Special Admission

Free, please make a donation to PDX Pop Now!.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Monday, Nov 5
7:00pm
Repo-Man-Emilio-Estevez

It was 1984 and Americans were on course to re-elect a s****y, sadistic, semi-sentient president. In a f****** landslide.

Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

kinship house logoTonight's nonprofit recipient is KINSHIP HOUSE.

Kinship House addresses the missing piece in services provided to most children touched by foster care and adoption. In addition to significant mental health concerns, these children have been traumatized by a necessary but difficult system. They need to explore the circumstances of their past to prepare for a successful future. Kinship House helps minimize transitions and increases the chances of children settling into a stable, healthy and permanent home.

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REPO MAN
Director: 
Alex Cox
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1984
Runtime: 
92 minutes

Frustrated punk rocker Otto quits his supermarket job after slugging a co-worker, and is later dumped by his girlfriend at a party. Wandering the streets in frustration, he is recruited in the repossession of a car by a repo agent. After discovering his parents have donated his college fund to a televangelist, he joins the repossession agency (Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation) as an apprentice "repo man".

During his training, Otto is introduced into the mercenary and paranoid world of the drivers, befriended by a UFO conspiracy theorist, confronted by rival repo agents, discovers some of his one-time friends have turned to a life of crime, is lectured to near cosmic unconsciousness by the repo agency grounds worker, and finds himself entangled in a web of intrigue concerning a huge repossession bounty on a 1964 Chevy Malibu driven by a lunatic government scientist, with Top Secret cargo in the trunk.

Written by Baroque

Special Admission

Free, but please donate generously to Kinship House.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Monday, Nov 12
7:00pm
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An epic, grandiose, and immensely sad film, Atonement is an extremely well crafted, visually rich love story set during a tumultuous time of war, where two impassioned characters are forever torn apart by the selfish jealousy of another.

Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

ImpactNW_LogoTonight's nonprofit recipient is IMPACT NW

Impact NW is a premier provider of educational and social services in the greater Portland metro area. Their mission is to help people prosper through a community of support.

Impact NW is a private non-profit organization that began in 1966 as Portland Action Committees Together, Inc. (PACT). Four neighborhoods came together and created the agency to address the growing problems associated with poverty in the area.

Since its inception, Impact NW has been a leader in providing individuals of all ages with the skills and resources necessary to achieve success and to advocate for themselves and their communities. Annually, over 30,000 low-income children, youth, families, seniors, and adults with disabilities participate in Impact NW’s comprehensive anti-poverty programs.

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Atonement
Director: 
Joe Wright
Country: 
UK | France | USA
Year: 
2007
Runtime: 
123 minutes

In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination.

Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony--who has a crush on Robbie--is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit.

Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested--and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.

Special Admission

Free, please make a donation to Impact NW.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Monday, Nov 19
7:00pm
moonrise-kingdom

'Moonrise Kingdom' magically recreates a child's-eye view of the early 1960s, bringing back memories of tents, tree houses, campfires, cub scouts, innocence, and first kisses.

Mark Jackson, Epoch Times

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

GIRLS BUILD LOGOTonight's nonprofit recipient is GIRLS BUILD.

GIRLS BUILD inspires curiosity & confidence in girls 8 - 14 by teaching them the basics of building. During one-week summer camps, they learn carpentry, plumbing, electricity, concrete, sheet metal and much more! Girls have fun with other girls their age, learning the basics of many trades from skilled female instructors.

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Moonrise Kingdom
Director: 
Wes Anderson
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2012
Runtime: 
94 minutes

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness.

As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.

-- (C) Focus Features

Special Admission

Free, please make a donation to Girls Build.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Monday, Nov 26
7:00pm
Conan-the-Barbarian-8

Essential 80s cinema with some amazing elements, including the unflinching violence for the time and the brilliant score by Basil Poledouris.

Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Project Lemonade logoTonight's nonprofit recipient is PROJECT LEMONADE.

Project Lemonade provides foster youth with a back-to-school shopping experience and offers support to inspire self-esteem and promote success. Each August youth ages 5-20 shop for free back to school clothes at the Project Lemonade store in Lloyd Center Mall. Each foster youth chooses his or her own new or nearly new outfits, accessories and shoes.

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Conan the Barbarian
Director: 
John Milius
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1982
Runtime: 
129 minutes

John Milius's jingoistic direction and pulpy screenplay fit perfectly into this film version of the Robert E. Howard fantasy story of the sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. Complementing Mulius's heavy metal production is Arnold Schwarzenegger's leaden acting, which in any other context would be deadly, but here (as in The Terminator) corresponds nicely with the whole sonorous project.

The story begins when a horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. The Wheel of Pain seems to have as its only purpose the building up of Conan's muscles, so it's no surprise that one day Conan grows up to become Arnold Schwarzenegger.

As the sole survivor of the childhood massacre, Conan is released from slavery and taught the ancient arts of fighting. Transforming himself into a killing machine, Conan travels into the wilderness to seek vengeance on Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones), the man responsible for killing his family. In the wilderness, Conan takes up with the thieves Valeria (Sandahl Bergman) and Subota (Gerry Lopez).

The trio comes upon a weird snake cult, linked to Doom, and Conan wants to trek off to Doom's mountain retreat to kill him. But he is prevented from doing that by King Osrik (Max Von Sydow), who wants the trio of warriors to help rescue his daughter who has joined Doom in the hills.

~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Special Admission

Free, please make a donation to Project Lemonade.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Monday, Dec 3
7:00pm
DUNE STILL

There's some pleasure to be had from its misguided spectacle...but only if you embrace the mystery rather than try to define it, which is true, really, of all of Lynch's work. Surrealism isn't meant to be sorcerered into making sense.

Henry Stewart, Brooklyn Magazine

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

logo-oregonTonight's nonprofit recipient is OREGON FOOD BANK.

The mission of the Oregon Food Bank is to eliminate hunger and its root causes because no one should be hungry.

In their work to eliminate hunger in Oregon, they believe we must also address the root causes of hunger through public policy, nutrition and garden education, and public awareness.

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DUNE
Director: 
David Lynch
Country: 
USA | Mexico
Year: 
1984
Runtime: 
137 minutes

David Lynch wades through dark waters in his adaptation of Frank Herbert's cult science fiction novel. In condensing Herbert's rambling and complex book by eliminating characters and compacting events, Lynch succeeds in rendering the story incomprehensible to those unfamiliar with the novel and making the film look like a sketchy greatest hits collection of the book for Herbert fans.

The story takes place in the year 10,191. The universe is governed through a system of feudal rule, presided over by Padishah Emperor Shaddam IV (José Ferrer), who appears to take his marching orders from something that resembles a talking vagina.

In the kingdom are two rival houses -- the House of Atreides and the House of Harkonnen. Each house is trying to gain dominion over the universe, but that dominion can only be gained by the house that controls the Spice, a special substance that permits the folding of time. The Spice is only available on the desert world of Arrakis, or Dune.

Shaddam, tired of the feuding between the two houses, permits the Atreides to take over the Spice production on Dune, while secretly working with the Harkonnens to launch a sneak attack on the Atreides and destroy them. The leader of the Atreides is Duke Leto (Jürgen Prochnow), who rules with the help of his concubine Jessica (Francesca Annis) and son Paul (Kyle MacLachlan). The rival Harkonnens are headed by the pus-oozing degenerate Baron Vladimir Harkonnen (Kenneth McMillan, in a thoroughly through-the-roof performance) and his two unsavory nephews, Rabban (Paul L. Smith) and Feyd (Sting).

When his father is murdered by the Harkonnens, Paul escapes to Dune, where he is greeted by the Fremen (the desert dwellers on Dune who prepare the Spice) as the messiah foretold in Fremen legend. Paul assumes the mantle of messiah and leads the Fremen in a revolt that topples the balance of power in the universe.

~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Special Admission

Free, please make a donation to Oregon Food Bank.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Monday, Dec 10
7:00pm
les mis still

Les Misérables is a fusion of heaven and earth, sight and sound like no other.

Sr. Rose Pacatte, National Catholic Reporter

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

oregon walks logoTonight's nonprofit recipient is OREGON WALKS.

Oregon Walks is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting walking and making the conditions for walking safe, convenient, and attractive for everyone.

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Les Misérables
Director: 
Tom Hooper
Country: 
UK | USA
Year: 
2012
Runtime: 
158 minutes

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. In December 2012, the world's longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper's sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo's epic tale. -- (C) Universal

Special Admission

Free, please make a donation to Oregon Walks.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Monday, Dec 17
7:00pm
THE DARK CRYSTAL

Crystal is a miraculous rush of innovation and storytelling patience, and, in the last 25 years, the film has grown from a 1982 misfire, to a cult wonder, to a bona-fide classic that's timeless in stature and masterful in execution.

Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

logo-janusTonight's nonprofit recipient is JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS.

Janus Youth Programs is a leader in creating innovative, community-based services which enhance the quality of life for children, youth, and families. We work in partnership with others to create a safe and healthy community.

Since originating in 1972 as a Multnomah County demonstration project providing residential care for adolescents struggling with homelessness and drug abuse, Janus Youth Programs has provided a second chance for at-risk youth with few resources, and no place to turn for help.

Today, they have grown to become one of the largest nonprofits in the Northwest operating more than 40 different programs that span Oregon and Washington. An organizational philosophy grounded in collaboration defines who we are and everything we do.

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The Dark Crystal
Director: 
Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Country: 
USA | UK
Year: 
1982
Runtime: 
93 minutes

Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began! The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Meanwhile the orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of the peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal which gives the Skesis their power and restore the balance of the universe.

Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Special Admission

Free, please make a donation to Janus Youth Programs.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Monday, Jan 14
7:00pm

Join us at the Clinton for the fifteenth annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrate MLK Day with the screening of this historic documentary, nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar in 1971.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is the NAACP, whose mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Locally, the Portland NAACP is focusing its efforts on economic equity, police accountability, and leadership development.  We believe that when everyone is treated well and justly, all people benefit. 

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King: A Filmed Record...From Montgomery To Memphis
Director: 
Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1970
Runtime: 
185 minutes

King: A Filmed Record...from Montgomery to Memphis is the landmark documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970, King: A Filmed Record combines dramatic readings by Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones and Paul Newman, among others, with newsreel and archival footage to create a powerful and comprehensive record of Dr. King's legacy and the American Civil Rights movement. King: A Filmed Record is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please make a donation to the NAACP Portland Chapter.