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Clinton Street Resistance presents TREMORS

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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.

Clinton Street Resistance presents TREMORS

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

raven corpsTonight's nonprofit partner is The Raven Corps, an organization forging a unified front for a new, sustained youth advocacy movement that promotes environmental sustainability, compassion, and community through a plant-based advocacy.

The Raven Corps believes in a better world through a better food system. Our food system is broken, and animal agriculture is an egregious part of the problem. It is literally destroying our natural world as one of the leading causes of climate change as well as deforestation, water depletion, dead zones in oceans, the list goes on. It unleashes unspeakable cruelty upon billions of sentient animals, exploits its workers, and is increasingly identified as a detriment to human health. But we CAN fix it. We can build a better food system by simply eating more plants and saying “no” to a meat, egg, and dairy-heavy diet. By promoting a plant-based diet, we are fighting for breathable air, clean water, compassion for ALL animals, and a kinder, more sustainable world for us and for generations yet to come. 

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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, The Raven Corps.

$5 Advance Tickets Available.