Today at The Clinton: Friday, Sep 24

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, Sep 27
7:00pm
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...it's always a pleasure to watch this ensemble of gifted talents do what they do best -- be spontaneous and funny and surprising. What we get is a master-class demonstration of the distinction between comic actors and comedians who try to act.

Mark Bourne, Film.com

Parker Posey's high-strung yuppie sums up decades of American culture: "We are so lucky to have been raised amongst catalogs."

A.S. Hamrah, The Baffler

The real pedigree doesn't even arrive until halfway through. Fred Willard's unforgettable dim-bulb commentator takes aim at TV's injection of "sports drama" into competitions where, quite simply, there is none. (Here's looking at you, Joe Garagiola.)

Nick Rogers, The Film Yap

Sponsor_AlanoClubThis month's nonprofit beneficiary is the Alano Club of Portland, a leading source of recovery support in our community for over 60 years.

In addition to over 100 weekly mutual aid support meetings, the Alano Club offers other recovery resources, like weekly recovery yoga and mindful meditation classes, monthly seminars on topics like brain chemistry and addiction and relationships and recovery, and regular workshops on topics ranging from recovery advocacy to mindful-based relapse prevention. The Alano Club also hosts large-scale sober social events, like our Recovery Art Walk, Recovery Talent Show and holiday community dinners.

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BEST IN SHOW
Director: 
Christopher Guest
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2000
Runtime: 
90 minutes

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show. The canine contestants and their owners are as wondrously diverse as the great country that has bred them.

Special Admission

FREE; please consider making a donation to this month's nonprofit beneficiary, Alano Club of Portland.

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE. Reserve your seat or make a donation online.

Showtimes

Monday, Oct 4
7:00pm
the-Babadook

Nestled deep within this teeny Australian thriller packs a simple yet profound message about what it often feels like to be a single parent, and even what it feels like to be the child of that parent.

Candice Frederick, Reel Talk Online

A deftly inventive and psychologically charged horror story that trades on the ways in which the prospect of maternal failure can be just as fearsome a boogeyman as any monster under the bed.

Alison Willmore, BuzzFeed News

From early on there's something gorgeously wrong in its rhythms - a nasty arrhythmic pulse like a hiccup inside our chest or a bubble of air in our bloodstream, weaving towards our heart. It squeezes and it squeezes and oh, what a marvelous rush.

Jason Adams, My New Plaid Pants

 

SOMMER Camp logoThis month's donation-beneficiary is Sommer Camp Productions, an LLC that focuses on telling the most overlooked stories with Oregon and horror as the common backdrop with an emphasis on BIPOC communities and Womxn.

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THE BABADOOK
Director: 
Jennifer Kent
Country: 
Australia, Canada
Year: 
2014
Runtime: 
94 minutes

A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.

Special Admission

FREE!!! 

But please consider making a donation to Sommer Camp Productions, this month's beneficiary.

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR $6 (includes a $1 service fee).

Showtimes

Monday, Oct 11
7:00pm
the-descent-still

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. It's terrifying and I'll never watch it again as nerves couldn't handle it, but it is bloody brilliant.

Charlotte Harrison, Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies

RECOMMENDED "Deliverance" with alpha-female spelunkers instead of macho men, set in caverns rather than on an endangered river, Neil Marshall's intense, bloody, emotionally viscid [movie] is a neatly elegant bite of malicious terror.

Ray Pride, Newcity

Marshall has crafted an incredibly tense and frightening masterpiece, bolstered by six powerful lead performances.

Trace Thurman, Horror Queers Podcast

SOMMER Camp logoThis month's donation-beneficiary is Sommer Camp Productions, an LLC that focuses on telling the most overlooked stories with Oregon and horror as the common backdrop with an emphasis on BIPOC communities and Womxn.

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THE DESCENT
Director: 
Neil Marshall
Country: 
United Kingdom
Year: 
2005
Runtime: 
99 minutes

A year after a severe emotional trauma, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) goes to North Carolina to spend some time exploring caves with her friends; after descending underground, the women find strange cave paintings and evidence of an earlier expedition, then learn they are not alone: Underground predators inhabit the crevasses, and they have a taste for human flesh.

Special Admission

FREE; but please consider making a donation to Sommer Camp Productions, this month's beneficiary.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT/MAKE A DONATION FOR $6; includes a $1 service

Showtimes

Monday, Oct 18
7:00pm
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Julia Ducournau's feature film debut Raw joins the canon with the French teen-cannibal, coming-of-age story I didn't know I was waiting for.

Dahlia Balcazar, Bitch Media

Directed with the same cross-genre dexterity as Kathryn Bigelow's seminal vampire western Near Dark, Raw is a thrillingly confident and vigorously executed work.

Mark Kermode, Observer (UK)

Raw is the kind of expertly crafted feature debut that makes you immediately earmark its director as one to watch. This intelligent, female coming of age is a classic and deserves to be discussed alongside Ginger Snaps and Carrie

Joe Lipsett, Horror Queers Podcast

SOMMER Camp logoThis month's donation-beneficiary is Sommer Camp Productions, an LLC that focuses on telling the most overlooked stories with Oregon and horror as the common backdrop with an emphasis on BIPOC communities and Womxn.

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Director: 
Julia Ducournau
Country: 
France, Belgium
Year: 
2017
Runtime: 
99 minutes

Stringent vegetarian Justine (Garance Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her principles and eats raw meat for the first time. The young woman soon experiences terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.

Special Admission

FREE; but please consider making a donation to Sommer Camp Productions, this month's beneficiary.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT/MAKE A DONATION FOR $6; includes a $1 service

 

Showtimes

Monday, Oct 25
7:00pm
us still

A sharp, often funny meditation on the terrifying power of human connection.

Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic

It's a film that confirms Peele as that rarest of things - a true auteur.

Dan Stubbs, NME

Every element in this film serves a purpose and is set up like a chess move, from the soundtrack to the detailed production values. (Be sure to check out the old VHS tapes in a flashback sequence).

Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

SOMMER Camp logoThis month's donation-beneficiary is Sommer Camp Productions, an LLC that focuses on telling the most overlooked stories with Oregon and horror as the common backdrop with an emphasis on BIPOC communities and Womxn.

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US
Director: 
Jordan Peele
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2019
Runtime: 
116 minutes

Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to learn that each attacker takes the appearance of one of them.

Special Admission

FREE; Please consider making a contribution to this month's beneficiary, Sommer Camp Productions.

Reserve your seat or make a $6 donation IN ADVANCE (includes a $1 service fee).