Clinton Resistance Series
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 and drop $5 in a bucket for a good cause.
Tonight's proceeds benefit the ACLU.
Film Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat:
...this intense film version of the book succeeds very well in depicting the totalitarian tendencies which tend to crop up in societies all over the world. The human spirit is violated when war is made into a vehicle for peace, when truth is twisted into disinformation and language is turned upside down; when loyalty to the state is built upon paranoia and neighbor begins betraying neighbor; and when surveillance takes away personal privacy and makes all dissent a crime. While many refuse to acknowledge the present reality of this Orwellian nightmare, others know that creeping totalitarianism thrives best when it moves quietly in the shadows.
Read the entire review HERE.
Film stars recently departed John Hurt and Richard Burton in his final screen performance.
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Winston Smith, a bureaucratic flunky living in a totalitarian state, breaks the law by falling in love with Julia. Attempting to escape, Winston and Julia are tracked down by the Thought Police and "re-educated" into loving the State.
Tonight's nonprofit is VeteransRespond, which works to organize and coordinate highly trained Veteran volunteers to provide relief and service work in environmental and man-made disaster sites all across the United States.
Why are we here, what's it all about?
The Monty Python-team is trying to sort out the most important question on Earth: what is the meaning of life? They do so by exploring the various stages of life, starting with birth. A doctor seems more interested in his equipment than in delivering the baby or caring for the mother, a Roman Catholic couple have quite a lot of children because 'every sperm is sacred'.
In the growing and learning part of life, catholic schoolboys attend a rather strange church service and ditto sex education lesson.
Onto war, where an officer's plan to attack is thwarted by his underlings wanting to celebrate his birthday and an officer's leg is bitten off by presumably an African tiger. At middle age a couple orders 'philosophy' at a restaurant, after which the film continues with live organ transplants.
The autumn years are played in a restaurant, which, after being treated to the song 'Isn't It Awfully Nice to Have a Penis?' by an entertainer, sees the arrival of an extremely fat man. He can eat a lot, but also throw up quite copiously.
The Grim Reaper brings for the final stage of human life, death, a visit to a mansion, where the people are rather interested in him. But life doesn't stop at death. It's onto heaven, where it's always Christmas.
"Wayne's World represented more than a slacker voice for a generation. It was a cultural phenomenon..."
Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hurl.
Originally a skit on "Saturday Night Live" during the late '80s and early '90s, "Wayne's World" is about two teenage dudes who host a public access TV show, which is mainly about rock, babes and people who live in the area. One day Wayne and Garth go to a rock concert, and Wayne falls in love with a bass guitarist named Cassandra Wong. Wayne spends the rest of the movie trying to get Casandra to fall in love with him. He also struggles with a network executive who wants to buy the rights to his show.
About tonight's nonprofit:
Sisters of the Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness forever by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.
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.