Clinton Street Resistance Series

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Even if there's a new face in the White House, things are still f*cked up. Lots and lots of folks need help. So, 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, Jun 21
7:00pm
divine

While it's corny by design, Hairspray also aims to get at something truthful, about the various kinds of prejudice [...] and how youthful optimism and music made a difference [...].

Noel Murray, The Dissolve

Black_and_Pink_logoTonight's nonprofit beneficiary is Black & Pink, a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing.

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HAIRSPRAY
Director: 
John Waters
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1988
Runtime: 
92 minutes

35mm Print!!

'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.

Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Special Admission

FREE!! Please consider making a donation to Black & Pink!

$6 Advance Tickets/Donations can be made online.

Showtimes

Monday, Jun 28
7:00pm
y tu mama tambien still

Funny, heartbreaking, sultry and just alive through and through, Cuarón's film is a work of fluid collaboration surfed upon with pure perfection from all parties involved.

Jordan M. Smith, IONCINEMA.com

... a coming-of-age film with startling emotional depth and complexity, set against the backdrop of class differences in Mexico.

Eric Melin, Lawrence.com

Black_and_Pink_logoTonight's nonprofit beneficiary is Black & Pink, a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing.

IF YOU'VE GOT IT, PLEASE MAKE YOUR DONATION IN ADVANCE!!! THANKS!

(includes a $1 service fee to cover credit card charges)

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Y Tu Mamá También
Director: 
Alfonso Cuarón
Country: 
Mexico
Year: 
2001
Runtime: 
106 minutes

The lives of Julio and Tenoch, like those of 17-year old boys everywhere, are ruled by raging hormones, intense friendships, and a headlong rush into adulthood. Over the course of a summer, the two best friends, while living out a carefree cross-country escapade with a gorgeous older woman, also find connection with each other, themselves and the world around them.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Accepting donations for Black & Pink, a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing.

Showtimes

Monday, Jul 5
7:00pm
RAPE VICTIMS GET NOTHING

It's a heady time capsule and a corrective to the formal timidity of recent political cinema, even if the film's radical vision seems to uncomfortably presage the subsequent fragmentation of the left.

Joshua Land, Village Voice

With Borden's work is thoughtful agitprop born of an unfortunately enduring urgency, an electrifying sonic and visual collage that reminds us that continuously fanning the flames of revolution is what keeps them alive.

Yasmina Price, New York Magazine/Vulture

Borden artfully combines social and political commentary with story elements, character development, and enough ideological savvy to poke intelligent fun at dogmas of every stripe.

David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor

orjc logoThis month's nonprofit is OREGON JUSTICE RESOURCE CENTER, dedicated to promoting civil rights and improving legal representation for communities that have often been underserved in the past, especially people living in poverty and people of color.

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BORN IN FLAMES
Director: 
Lizzie Borden
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1983
Runtime: 
79 minutes

Set ten years after the most peaceful revolution in United States history, a revolution in which a socialist government gains power, this films presents a dystopia in which the issues of many progressive groups - minorities, liberals, gay rights organizations, feminists - are ostensibly dealt with by the government, and yet there are still problems with jobs, with gender issues, with governmental preference and violence. In New York City, in this future time, a group of women decide to organize and mobilize, to take the revolution farther than any man - and many women - ever imagined in their lifetimes.

Special Admission

FREE!!! However, if you can, please make a donation to this month's nonprofit, OREGON JUSTICE RESOURCE CENTER

Suggested donation $5-10; $6 ticket/donation can be purchased in advance (includes a $1 service fee).