Today at The Clinton: Saturday, May 28

7:00pm Teen Witch

Special Screening of Dirty Dancing to Support Abortion Rights

Special Screening of Dirty Dancing to Support Abortion Rights

Showtimes

The attack on reproductive healthcare in America has reached a new low as the undemocratic U.S. Supreme Court readies to strip millions of people from a near fifty-year precedent of the right to bodily autonomy. To help prepare for the wave of injustice and medical maleficence this damning ruling will unleash upon a new generation, we are doing our small part to raise funds for The Lilith Fund in Texas and the Northwest Abortion Access Fund here in Oregon.

Don't let the bastards grind you down.

Dirty Dancing
Director: 
Emile Ardolino
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1987
Runtime: 
100 minutes

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).

Screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein recently said, "When I made the movie in 1987, about 1963, I put in the illegal abortion and everyone said, "Why? There was Roe vs. Wade—what are you doing this for?" I said, "Well, I don't know that we will always have Roe vs. Wade," and I got a lot of pushback on that. Worse than that, there were also very young women then who didn't remember a time before Roe vs. Wade, so for them I was like Susan B. Anthony, saying, "Oh, just remember, remember, remember." I left the abortion in through a lot of pushback from everybody, and when it came time to shoot it, I made it very clear that we would leave in what is, for me, very purple language: references to dirty knives, a folding table, hearing Penny screaming in the hallway . . . because honestly that's the only reason I made the damn film."

Special Admission

$10 tickets available in advance online and at the door.

4:00 PM

7:00 PM

*This special screening is a fundraiser for The Lilith Fund and Northwest Abortion Access Fund.*