Today at The Clinton: Monday, Oct 14

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.

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Monday, Oct 14
7:00pm
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It's like a stoned, slapstick 1984: a nightmare comedy in which the comedy is just an aspect of the nightmarishness.

Pauline Kael, New Yorker

sail2change-logoTonight's nonprofit partner is  Sail 2 Change, a nonprofit organization inspired to support our nation's underserved youth by providing tools for personal growth, while simultaneously creating an understanding of responsible recreation, sustainability, and the ecological complexities of the natural world. 

They believe that every person has the potential to succeed given the appropriate environment and opportunity. 

The program is geared towards marginalized youth in 10th to 12th grade who are less likely to transition into adulthood and achieve economic self-sufficiency. 

They offer support to students with emotional and behavioral complications, truancy, low-academic performance, and students experiencing a disconnection from the traditional school environment.  Sail 2 Change strives to keep students from becoming involved in drugs and alcohol, as well as gang-related offenses by offering individualized guidance. Sail2change is dedicated to providing a compassionate outlet for positive decision-making, ensuring future success to those involved. 

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BRAZIL
Director: 
Terry Gilliam
Country: 
United Kingdom
Year: 
1985
Runtime: 
132 minutes

Terry Gilliam's 1985 film is a surrealist nightmare of a low-level bureaucrat in a dismal world of the near future.

Special Admission

FREE!!! But please make a donation to Sail 2 Change.

Make a $5 donation or reserve your seat online.

Showtimes

Monday, Oct 21
7:00pm
ERASERHEAD STILL IMAGE

It's beautiful and strange, with its profoundly disturbing ambient sound design of industrial groaning, as if filmed inside some collapsing factory or gigantic dying organism.

Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

ImpactNW_LogoTonight's nonprofit partner is Impact NW.

Impact NW’s Mission is to prevent homelessness by partnering with people as they navigate their journey to stability and opportunity.

Impact NW has always responded to our community’s most pressing needs.

Impact NW is making a major shift and focus in 2019 to support people and families on the edge. They prevent homelessness by partnering with thousands of people in danger of losing their housing. By helping people navigate the broken safety-net system, we catalyze a cascade of stability and strength that benefits everyone in our community.

The key to their interventions is working with individuals and families at risk of losing their housing. More than 50,000 people in the Portland area live on the verge of homelessness. One health crisis; emergency room visit, or a lost job can land a family in a shelter or in a tent. The trauma is devastating. Everyone in our community suffers. Impact NW supports people before it’s too late in two main ways: They stabilize by offering services such as rent, utility and other supports. And they strengthen by offering job training, parenting support, and opportunities for children. 

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ERASERHEAD
Director: 
David Lynch
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1977
Runtime: 
89 minutes

This surreal nightmare examines male paranoia. Our hero and title character, Henry, faces a number of horrifying obstacles in meeting someone of the opposite sex, meeting her parents, and procreating. Produced during a one-and-a-half-year period while director David Lynch was a student at the American Film Institute, the film launched him as a major new talent admired by cinephiles and filmmakers all over the world. It stands today as a milestone in personal, independent filmmaking.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please make a contribution to the evening's nonprofit partner, IMPACT NW.

Reserve a seat or make a $5 donation online.

Showtimes

Monday, Oct 28
7:00pm
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[Tim] Burton's marvellously imaginative view of the afterlife as a ghoulish extension of mundane earthbound problems is a visionary masterstroke crammed with wit and invention.

Alan Jones, Radio Times

pueblo-unido-logoTonight's nonprofit partner is PUEBLO UNIDO. Pueblo Unido provides legal service navigation and client advocate support for immigrants who are facing deportation. They connect clients to adequate legal representation and help gather evidence to strengthen cases against removal. Since our formation in April 2017, 10 of their clients have been released from detention and reunited with their families.

Legal representation is the single most predictive factor in whether a person will avoid deportation, secure more stable status, and achieve the right to remain in their community. Because immigration is civil—not criminal—court, however, the government does not provide legal counsel to those who cannot afford to hire their own. As a result, most people facing removal are forced to represent themselves, and are ultimately less likely to prevail against deportation. Pueblo Unido organized in April 2017 in response to this injustice to keep families and our communities together. 

 

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BEETLEJUICE
Director: 
Tim Burton
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1988
Runtime: 
92 minutes

Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Barbara and Adam are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, the two must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Charles and Delia Deetze. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Barbara and Adam do their best to scare the Deetzes away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent "gonzo" spirit named Beetlejuice. The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with Lydia, Charles and Delia's gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please make a donation for tonight's nonprofit partner, PUEBLO UNIDO.

Reserve a seat or contribute $5 online.

Showtimes

Monday, Nov 4
7:00pm
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Insistently grotesque, relentlessly misanthropic and spectacularly tasteless, ''Death Becomes Her'' isn't a film designed to win the hearts of the mass moviegoing public. But it is diabolically inventive and very, very funny.

Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune

The effects are awesome, if occasionally too gruesome to enjoy. All in all, however, Death Becomes Her is clever, different and dementedly entertaining, while commenting on our unhealthy obsession with youth and beauty.

Jeff Menell, Hollywood Reporter

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DEATH BECOMES HER
Director: 
Robert Zemeckis
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1992
Runtime: 
104 minutes

Two female rivals drink a magic potion from a beautiful enchantress that promises eternal youth. However, after they kill each other in their battle for the man they love, the potion revives them as the undead; and they are forced to maintain their deteriorating bodies forever.

Special Admission

Free screening as part of our Clinton Street Resistance Series. Please consider making a donation to our nonprofit partner.

You can reserve a seat or make a $5 donation online.

Showtimes

Monday, Nov 11
7:00pm
KUNG FU HUSTLE STILL

Kung Fu Hustle snaps and crackles like nuclear popcorn on a scorching griddle.

Desson Thomson, Washington Post

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KUNG FU HUSTLE
Director: 
Stephen Chow
Country: 
Hong Kong | China
Year: 
2004
Runtime: 
99 minutes

The work of international superstar Stephen Chow, Kung Fu Hustle is a humorous, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic set in early '40s China. A bumbling thief named Sing (Stephen Chow) desires to be the toughest member of the dreaded gangster hit squad known as The Axe Gang, but to completely join the gang he has to commit murder. When Sing attempts to rob a crowded run-down apartment complex known as Pig Sty Alley, the locals begin to defend themselves with some high-flying kung fu skills, and a tiny war erupts between the local masters and the axe-wielding gang. After the gang busts the ancient kung fu king known as The Beast (Leung Siu Lung) out of jail, tensions reach a boiling point as Pig Sty Alley's landlady (Yuen Qiu) leads an all-out attack against the gang and Sing discovers his true heroic fate. Kung Fu Hustle, which set box-office records across Asia during its December 2004 release, also stars Yuen Wah and Xing Yu, and features fight choreography by legendary masters of martial arts cinema Yuen Woo Ping and Sammo Hung. ~ Jason Gibner, Rovi

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please make a donation to this evening's nonprofit partner.

Reserve a seat or make a $5 donation online.

Showtimes

Monday, Nov 18
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, Nov 25
7:00pm
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This is what a monster movie is supposed to be like, and it's terrific.

Geoff Andrew, Time Out

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Tremors
Director: 
Ron Underwood
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1990
Runtime: 
96 minutes

Tremors is actually two movies in one. On its own terms, it's an enjoyable modern sci-fi horror-thriller, with good pacing and a sense of humor; but it's also a loving tribute to such 1950s low-budget desert-based sci-fi-horror films like Them!, It Came From Outer Space, Tarantula, and The Monolith Monsters.

Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are the stars, a pair of small-town handymen living in a small desert community, who stumble upon several difficult-to-explain phenomena, including a couple of people who've died under extremely strange (and, in one instance, very grisly) circumstances.

Eventually, they and a handful of their neighbors find the cause: gigantic prehistoric worm-like creatures that streak under the desert the way fish swim through oceans, reaching up and grabbing anything they need for food. Cut off from the outside world, they have to figure out how to get across the desert alive while these creatures -- that are smart as well as fast -- close in on them, stalking them like monster sharks.

The film benefits from the presence of special effects that are good enough to pull this all off, keeping the shock value high, and also from a subtly humorous script and performances to match by the entire cast, and director Ron Underwood's breezy pacing of the whole picture. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Special Admission

Free!! If you can, please make a donation to tonight's nonprofit partner.

$5 Advance Tickets Available.

Showtimes

Monday, Dec 2
7:00pm

35th Anniversary!!!

For all its japes and jokes, the movie is really about exhaustion of the spirit: sitting in a bleak hotel suite at 4 a.m. with the bad taste of last night in the mouth and the feeling that tomorrow will not be a better day.

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

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THIS IS SPINAL TAP
Director: 
Rob Reiner
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1984
Runtime: 
82 minutes

In 1982 legendary British heavy metal band Spinal Tap attempt an American comeback tour accompanied by a fan who is also a film-maker. The resulting documentary, interspersed with powerful performances of Tap's pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis, culminating in the infamous affair of the eighteen-inch-high Stonehenge stage prop. Written by Jeremy Perkins

Special Admission

FREE!!! However, please consider making a donation to the evening's nonprofit partner. Reserve a seat or make a $5 donation online.

Showtimes

Monday, Dec 9
7:00pm
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS STILL PHOTO

This cinematic candy floss honours the Seussian universe by satirising our own. And Carrey's comic tornado of a performance is a triumph.

Time Out

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HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
Director: 
Ron Howard
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2000
Runtime: 
104 minutes

The curmudgeonly recluse Grinch, who hates Christmas, becomes annoyed with the out-of-control Christmas festivities in Whoville, the town lying below his cave dwelling on Mt. Crumpit. But after the Grinch conspires to deprive the Who's of their favorite holiday by sneaking into town on Christmas eve to steal everything associated with the holiday, he learns that the spirit of Christmas goes much deeper than tinsel and toys.

Special Admission

FREE!!! If you can, please make a donation to this evening's nonprofit partner.

Showtimes

Monday, Dec 16
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

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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!!! But, please, if you can, make a donation to this evening's nonprofit partner.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.