Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Apr 23

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, Apr 29
7:00pm
fear and loathing in las vegas

Bizarre, unpredictable yet strangely alluring.

Film4 Staff, Film4

scrap pdx logoTonight's nonprofit partner is SCRAP, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

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FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
Director: 
Terry Gilliam
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1998
Runtime: 
118 minutes

Journalist Raoul Duke and his lawyer Dr Gonzo drive from LA to Las Vegas on a drugs binge. They nominally cover news stories, including a convention on drug abuse, but also sink deeper into a frightening psychedelic otherworld. As Vietnam, Altamont and the Tate killings impinge from the world of TV news, Duke and Gonzo see casinos, reptiles and the American dream.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please donate if you can to the night's designated nonprofit.

You can reserve your seat or make a $5 donation through SeatEngine.

Showtimes

Monday, May 6
7:00pm
liar_liar

Carrey has never been better - that is to say funnier, or more controlled. He's reached a higher performance plateau here, playing a real human being we care about rather than a goon figure.

Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter

Self enhancement inc logoTonight's nonprofit partner is Self Enhancement, Inc., an organization that works with schools, families, and partner community organizations to provide support, guidance, and opportunities to achieve personal and academic success. SEI brings hope to individual young people and enhances the quality of community life.

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LIAR LIAR
Director: 
Tom Shadyac
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1997
Runtime: 
86 minutes

An attorney who tells the truth for 24 hours straight? This has got to be the movies!

Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey) is a lawyer obsessed with his career, and he's devoted his life to bending the truth to his advantage. This habit has broken up his marriage to Audrey (Maura Tierney) and isn't doing much good for his relationship with his young son Max (Justin Cooper).

Fletcher repeatedly promised Max that he'll be there for Max's eighth birthday party, but when an important assignment comes up at work, Fletcher calls Audrey and makes an excuse so flimsy that even Max can see through it. When it comes time to blow out the candles on his cake, Max makes a wish: that his Dad could go just one day without telling a lie. Suddenly, Max finds himself physically incapable of saying anything that isn't true -- which, given the divorce settlement case he's just been handed, is going to make his next day in court very interesting indeed.

While designed to show off a warmer and more likable side of Jim Carrey's personality, Liar Liar still revels in the broad physical comedy that made Carrey a star in Ace Ventura, Pet Detective -- which makes sense, since both were directed by Tom Shadyac. Both Carrey's fans and foes will get a chuckle out of Swoosie Kurtz's tongue-in-cheek insult to the film's star in the blooper reel that runs under the final credits. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Special Admission

Free Movie; donations accepted for our nonprofit partner, SEI.

Reserve a seat, or make a donation in ADVANCE.

Showtimes

Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Imaginarium-of-Doctor-Parnassus

One of the greatest motion pictures ever. From its astounding themes to its brilliant cast, stunning design to enchanting score, undeniable smarts to lasting significance, this is Cinéma! Buy this movie. View this movie. Marry this movie. I have spoken.

Gregory Weinkauf, ÜberCiné

VHFLC logoTonight's nonprofit partner is Vermont Hills Family Life Center, an organization that has been providing quality childcare and family support throughout the Portland Metropolitan area since 1979, catering to the Portland, Beaverton, Banks, and Hillsboro regions. VHFLC currently operates as one of the most extensive local nonprofit childcare providers, servicing over 20 school sites with 1,400 combined preschool and school age children.

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Director: 
Terry Gilliam
Country: 
UK | Canada | France
Year: 
2009
Runtime: 
123 minutes

"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his 'Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience get opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.

Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Doctor Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr Nick.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Accepting donations for our nonprofit partner, Vermont Hills Family Life Center.

You can reserve a seat and make a donation online.

Showtimes

Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Lost-In-Translation

Lost in Translation revels in contradictions. It's a comedy about melancholy, a romance without consummation, a travelogue that rarely hits the road.

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

trash for peace logoTonight's nonprofit partner is Trash for Peace, whose Mission is to provide hands-on, creative experiences that encourage resilient communities, and whose vision is to empower healthy communities to live in a world without waste.  

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LOST IN TRANSLATION
Director: 
Sofia Coppola
Country: 
USA | Japan
Year: 
2003
Runtime: 
102 minutes

After making a striking directorial debut with her screen adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola offers a story of love and friendship blooming under unlikely circumstances in this comedy drama.

Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is a well-known American actor whose career has gone into a tailspin; needing work, he takes a very large fee to appear in a commercial for Japanese whiskey to be shot in Tokyo. Feeling no small degree of culture shock in Japan, Bob spends most of his non-working hours at his hotel, where he meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) at the bar. Twentysomething Charlotte is married to John (Giovanni Ribisi), a successful photographer who is in Tokyo on an assignment, leaving her to while away her time while he works.

Beyond their shared bemusement and confusion with the sights and sounds of contemporary Tokyo, Bob and Charlotte share a similar dissatisfaction with their lives; the spark has gone out of Bob's marriage, and he's become disillusioned with his career. Meanwhile, Charlotte is puzzled with how much John has changed in their two years of marriage, while she's been unable to launch a creative career of her own.

Bob and Charlotte become fast friends, and as they explore Tokyo, they begin to wonder if their sudden friendship might be growing into something more. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Special Admission

FREE!!! Accepting donations to our nonprofit partner, Trash for Peace.

Reserve a seat or make a donation in advance.

Showtimes

Monday, May 27
7:00pm
SEVENSAMURAI

Seven Samurai is an unforgettable masterpiece -- the work of one of the world's greatest filmmakers at the height of his powers.

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

rock 'n roll camp for girls logoTonight's nonprofit partner is Rock 'n Roll Camp for Girls, who believes in empowering girls and our gender expansive community to turn it up! The camp instills confidence, amplies girls’ voices, and catalyzes social change. “Girls Rock” is more than a t-shirt slogan: it’s a community that is fun, fearless, and vital. At Rock 'n Roll Camp for Girls all youth are inherently powerful and deserving of positive role models and support for their creative endeavors.

The future is female, and the future is NOW!

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SEVEN SAMURAI
Director: 
Akira Kurosawa
Country: 
Japa
Year: 
1954
Runtime: 
207 minutes

Akira Kurosawa's epic tale concerns honor and duty during a time when the old traditional order is breaking down.

The film opens with master samurai Kambei (Takashi Shimura) posing as a monk to save a kidnapped farmer's child. Impressed by his selflessness and bravery, a group of farmers begs him to defend their terrorized village from bandits. Kambei agrees, although there is no material gain or honor to be had in the endeavor.

Soon he attracts a pair of followers: a young samurai named Katsushiro (Isao Kimura), who quickly becomes Kambei's disciple, and boisterous Kikuchiyo (Toshiro Mifune), who poses as a samurai but is later revealed to be the son of a farmer. Kambei assembles four other samurais, including Kyuzo (Seiji Miyaguchi), a master swordsman, to round out the group.

Together they consolidate the village's defenses and shape the villagers into a militia, while the bandits loom menacingly nearby. Soon raids and counter-raids build to a final bloody heart-wrenching battle. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Special Admission

FREE!! please make a donation to our nonprofit partner, Rock 'n Roll Camp for Girls.

Reserve a seat or make a donation in advance.

Showtimes

Monday, Jun 3
7:00pm
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La La Land captures the nostalgic joy of old Hollywood while infusing it with a generous helping of the new.

Allen Adams, The Maine Edge

living room youth logoTonight's nonprofit partner is The Living Room, which provides a safe haven for GLBTQQ Youth ages 14-20 in Clackamas County.

At The Living Room, all youth experience a safe place to be themselves, to be supported, and to be comfortable and accepted in their own skin.  The Living Room provides support to GLBTQQ youth in Clackamas County through Drop In Activities, Events, School Support, and Community Education.

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LA LA LAND
Director: 
Damien Chazelle
Country: 
USA | Hong Kong
Year: 
2016
Runtime: 
128 minutes

Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please make a donation to our nonprofit partner, The Living Room.

Reserve a seat or make a donation online.

Showtimes

Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
7:00pm
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Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.