Today At The Clinton Street Theater
4th Man Out
Dennis Harvey, Film Critic for Variety
A sleeper delight, “Fourth Man Out” centers around a closeted average Joe whose best buds first bridle, then rally around him when he decides to come out on his 24th birthday. This thoroughly ingratiating, touchingly heartfelt comedy doesn’t have marquee names or an attention-grabbing hook, but hopefully its sheer likability will grab some deserved niche theatrical and home-format attention.
Read the entire review HERE.
Many thanks to our media sponsor, Wild Planet Radio.
On his 24th birthday, Adam, a small-town mechanic, decides it’s time to finally tell his three thick-as-thieves lifelong best friends and family that he’s gay. Will his straight-as-an-arrow best bros have his back? “Fourth Man Out” is a lighthearted and unexpectedly subversive comedy about coming out of the blue collar closet.
3rd Annual Clinton Street FAT TUESDAY Celebration
It's time to break out your Mardi Gras finest and celebrate Fat Tuesday with a night of film, music and great southern food! Costumes and masks are welcome as we kick off an evening to celebrate living it up before Lent.
Aside from the jamabalaya, gumbo and cornbread we'll have on hand (for a small donation), we'll be screening two classic documentaries from the late great Les Blank, who was famous for his films about Southern culture.
Many thanks to KBOO Community Radio, our media sponsor and partner.
"Dry Wood" is an almost continual round of barbecues, expositions on sausage making, and demonstrations of gumbo preparation where Blank gets so close to the action that he's almost using his lens to stir the pot.
--- J. Hoberman, American Film
DRY WOOD is one of a number of Les Blank's critically acclaimed films on Lousiana life and culture--a glimpse into the life, food, and Mardi Gras celebrations of black Creoles in French Louisiana, featuring the stories and music of "Bois Sec" Ardoin and Canray Fontenot.
An intense insider’s portrait of New Orleans’ street celebrations and unique cultural gumbo: Second-line parades, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest. Features live music from Professor Longhair, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, the Neville Brothers and more. This glorious, soul-satisfying film is among Blank’s special masterworks.