Today At The Clinton Street Theater

Portland Film Festival: THE DROP BOX

Showtimes

Saturday, Aug 30
12:00pm

From August 26th to September 1st, Portland won't just be the city of roses -- it will be the city of film. All for the love of film, this weeklong event is jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and the capacity for the largest single-night attendance in the history of the city. There's a reason Portland is different. Come be part of the best little festival in the world.

This year, there are over 250 hours of films, workshops, networking opportunities, parties, talks, classes, behind-the-scene tours and more.

Find out everything you need to know on the Portland Film Festival website.

THE DROP BOX
Director: 
Brian Ivie
Country: 
USA | South Korea
Year: 
2013
Runtime: 
79 minutes

The Drop Box winner of "Best Of Festival" at the 2013 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival

A documentary Film about a courageous man named Pastor Lee Jong-rak, leader of Jusarang Community Church in Seoul, South Korea. He and his small staff have taken in nearly three dozen children over the past decade, all of whom were abandoned because of their disabilities.

In 2009, Pastor Lee installed the "drop box" on the side of his home where parents can leave their unwanted babies.

The following words can be read on the drop box: "This is a facility for the protection of life. If you can't take care of your disabled babies, don't throw them away or leave them on the street. Bring them here."

Currently, his flock numbers 21.

Special Admission

$5. Purchase tickets in advance HERE.

Portland Film Festival: GLENA

Showtimes

Saturday, Aug 30
2:00pm

From August 26th to September 1st, Portland won't just be the city of roses -- it will be the city of film. All for the love of film, this weeklong event is jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and the capacity for the largest single-night attendance in the history of the city. There's a reason Portland is different. Come be part of the best little festival in the world.

This year, there are over 250 hours of films, workshops, networking opportunities, parties, talks, classes, behind-the-scene tours and more.

Find out everything you need to know on the Portland Film Festival website.

GLENA
Director: 
Allan Luebke
Country: 
USA
Year: 
2013
Runtime: 
85 minutes

Glena is a feature-length documentary film about Glena Avila - a single mother in her 30s - and her dream to become a professional mixed martial artist. 

Glena was living the American Dream: successful career, two happy children, long-term relationship, a beautiful family home. Then one day, with no background or training, she decided to give cage fighting a try.  And she was good…really good. But Glena's world begins to unravel: impending foreclosure, a painful custody dispute, a broken relationship with her teenage son. She puts it all on the line as she travels across the country to compete in a trilogy of epic matches.

​Glena is a real-life Rocky story, a one-in-a-million tale about a woman who risked it all for her shot at the big time.

Special Admission

$5. Purchase tickets in advance HERE.

Portland Film Festival: SKANKS

Showtimes

Saturday, Aug 30
4:00pm

From August 26th to September 1st, Portland won't just be the city of roses -- it will be the city of film. All for the love of film, this weeklong event is jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and the capacity for the largest single-night attendance in the history of the city. There's a reason Portland is different. Come be part of the best little festival in the world.

This year, there are over 250 hours of films, workshops, networking opportunities, parties, talks, classes, behind-the-scene tours and more.

Find out everything you need to know on the Portland Film Festival website.

SKANKS
Director: 
David McMahon
Country: 
USA
Year: 
2014
Runtime: 
85 minutes

In the winter of 2012 a community theatre in Birmingham, Alabama mounted an original drag musical, “Skanks in a One Horse Town.” “Skanks” follows the actors and creators from rehearsal through performance, at work, at their homes, and with their families. The cast of amateur performers bond to form a family of sorts while creating an unconventional show in religion and football-obessed Alabama.

Special Admission

$10, purchase your tickets in advance HERE.

Portland Film Festival: SHORTS BLOCK 13

Showtimes

Saturday, Aug 30
6:00pm

From August 26th to September 1st, Portland won't just be the city of roses -- it will be the city of film. All for the love of film, this weeklong event is jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and the capacity for the largest single-night attendance in the history of the city. There's a reason Portland is different. Come be part of the best little festival in the world.

This year, there are over 250 hours of films, workshops, networking opportunities, parties, talks, classes, behind-the-scene tours and more.

Find out everything you need to know on the Portland Film Festival website.

SHORTS BLOCK 13: Experimental

09 min -- “The Heebie-Jeebies” by Todd Slawsby: Finding a mysterious storybook, Liam convinces his mother to read it to him and his sister, Lyla. 

The book tells of The Heebie-Jeebies -- ancient monsters rumored to appear in the night and drag children and their parents into their own nightmares.  As they ready themselves for sleep, the children will discover: something terrifying is under their beds.

04 min -- “PROXIMITY” by Joshua Cox: “Proximity” is a romantic crime drama in an unusual setting -- an elderly woman's living room. Her collection of ceramic statues have a life of their own. Two figures explore the depths of love and betrayal. Proximity illustrates how spatial relativity shapes our interactions with the world and people around us. Closeness can create the illusion of an unspoken bond, but when challenged by desire it can be turned on its head and shatter reality. (Animation)

10 min -- “Baby Ipecac” by Vu Pham: Baby Ipecac imagines the genesis of a relationship between “David” and “Patricia,” a pair of self-destructive lovers and antagonists to the “hero’s journey” in Sway of the Knife. It is a bizarre, kinetic excursion into their volatile criminal dealings inside a hotel room. The usual drug deal becomes a hallucinatory web of paranoia, deception, and immanent peril.

07 min -- “REZ CARZ” by Clancy Dennehy: Abandoned cars rest silently in fields for decades, still holding secret conversations within their bodies. A native cast starring Tantoo Cardinal and Gary Farmer breathe life into pivotal moments of sex, birth and death.

10 min -- “GUSTAF” by Yann Caloghiris: Gustaf is a quiet, submissive husband. He has been out of work because of what he calls, 'his condition'. His only point of contact with the outside world is the launderette he visits regularly. This changes when he has a bizarre hallucination. As he begins to draw a connection between the pieces of the puzzle, visions grow in intensity until the truth finally reveals itself.

15 min -- “Subsurface Flow” by Carl Bird McLaughlin: Wounded by their childhoods, young lovers travel to the desert in search of a holy ground, where the pains of their pasts can be washed away.

12 min -- “Oh Sheila” by Jeffrey Sundin: Where have all the disco cowboys gone?

04 min -- “Husk” by Paul Howell: While collecting paper scraps for her den, Husk, a life-size tree spirit, has a shock encounter with some feral fairies in the street-art urban environment of Melbourne, Australia. Nothing is as it seems as this hypnotic story unfolds. (Animation)

09 min -- "The Kid" by Jeff Winograd: A young boy is drawn into the world driven by the soundtrack of his life and the magic all around him.  HIs journey takes him through a strange world he didn’t know existed and perhaps doesn’t.  Along the way he meets friends and foes, though he can’t always tell the difference between the two.  His experience lead him back to where he started, but his world has changed. 

06 min -- “How to Avoid Annoying People” by Ariel Nasser: Hand-drawn animation uses sarcasm and irony to criticize social behaviors such as self-centered small talk. Within a narrative structure punctuated by an infomercial announcer, this comical film reveals the harassment endured by a plane traveler as he endures verbal barrage from a fellow passenger. (Animated)

Special Admission

$10. Purchase tickets in advance HERE.

Portland Film Festival: ROVER

Showtimes

Saturday, Aug 30
8:00pm

From August 26th to September 1st, Portland won't just be the city of roses -- it will be the city of film. All for the love of film, this weeklong event is jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and the capacity for the largest single-night attendance in the history of the city. There's a reason Portland is different. Come be part of the best little festival in the world.

This year, there are over 250 hours of films, workshops, networking opportunities, parties, talks, classes, behind-the-scene tours and more.

Find out everything you need to know on the Portland Film Festival website.

ROVER
Director: 
Tony Blahd
Country: 
USA
Year: 
2014
Runtime: 
92 minutes

Rover is Tony Blahd's first feature. Nominated for Best Narrative Feature at Slamdance Film Festival 2014

In their dilapidated church headquarters, a greatly diminished and dispirited cult awaits the sign to off themselves. Their hapless leader, DAVE, concocts a plan: to quell infighting and give them purpose in life before their deaths, he fakes a prophecy instructing them to make a movie and share their story with the world. There's just one problem: they don't know the first thing about film production.

So they recruit a director, and in the production of the movie, the once-disparate cult members find a uniting purpose. But just as they hit their stride, Dave receives a true prophecy. It's time for them to ‘exit.’

Special Admission

$10. Purchase tickets in advance HERE.

Portland Film Festival presents ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Showtimes

Saturday, Aug 30
10:00pm

From August 26th to September 1st, Portland won't just be the city of roses -- it will be the city of film. All for the love of film, this weeklong event is jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and the capacity for the largest single-night attendance in the history of the city. There's a reason Portland is different. Come be part of the best little festival in the world.

This year, there are over 250 hours of films, workshops, networking opportunities, parties, talks, classes, behind-the-scene tours and more.

Before the regular Clinton Street Cabaret preshow, we'll have music from band, The Panic, starting @ 10pm. Preshow @ Midnight. Movie starts around 12:45pm.

Find out everything you need to know on the Portland Film Festival website.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Director: 
Jim Sharman
Country: 
UK | USA
Year: 
1975
Runtime: 
100 minutes

35mm Print!!

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1930s through early 1970s. It stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick along with cast members from the original theatre productions.

Although largely ignored upon release, it soon gained notoriety as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film at the Waverly Theater in New York City in 1976. Audience members returned to the cinemas frequently and talked back to the screen and began dressing as the characters, spawning similar performance groups across the United States. Still in limited release nearly four decades after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history. Today, the film has a large international cult following and is one of the most well-known midnight movies of all time. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005.

Special Admission

$10 in advance; $12 at the door. Purchase tickets in advance HERE.