Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 22

Clinton Street Resistance Series

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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.

Showtimes

Monday, Jan 28
7:00pm
KickAss3

Everything you've likely heard about Kick-Ass is true, providing you've heard it's profane, outlandish, ultra-violent, shocking, funny and wildly entertaining.

Tom Long, Detroit News

tpi-logoTonight's nonprofit partner is TRANSITION PROJECTS, an organization that delivers life-saving and life-changing assistance to some of Portland’s most vulnerable residents. Whether by helping a homeless veteran and her family find housing, sheltering hundreds of people each night with nowhere else to turn, or opening new pathways to employment, Transition Projects represents an invaluable part of Portland’s social fabric.

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KICK-ASS MOVIE POSTER
KICK-ASS
Director: 
Matthew Vaughn
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2010
Runtime: 
107 minutes

Adapted from Mark Millar's hyper-violent comic book of the same name, director Matthew Vaughn's (Layer Cake) vigilante superhero film tells the tale of an average New York teenager who decides to don a costume and fight crime. Comic book geek Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) may not have good coordination or special powers, but that doesn't mean he isn't a fully capable crime fighter. After purchasing a flashy wet suit on the Internet, Dave starts busting up baddies with nothing but brute force. He calls himself Kick-Ass, and he can take a beating as good as he can dish one out. Before long, Kick-Ass has become a local sensation, and others are following his lead. Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz) are a father-daughter crime-fighting duo who have set their sights on local mob heavy Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong). They're doing a decent job of dismantling Frank's sizable underworld empire when Kick-Ass gets drawn into the fray. But Frank's men play rough, and his son, Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), is about to become Kick-Ass' very first arch nemesis. When Chris assumes the persona of Red Mist, the stage is set for a superhero showdown that could spell the end of Kick-Ass once and for all.

~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Special Admission

FREE!! Please donate generously to Transitions Projects if the spirit moves you.

To reserve a seat or make a $5 donation to Transitions Projects, ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Monday, Feb 4
7:00pm
Wiz-Diana-Ross-1978

Sidney Lumet's spectacular, joyous production of The Wiz generates a mood of wonder and sentimental rapture recalling the arrival of the Mother Ship in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Gary Arnold, Washington Post

black united fund of oregon logoTonight's nonprofit partner is BLACK UNITED FUND OF OREGON, whose is to assist in the social and economic development of Oregon's low-income communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups. 

 

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THE WIZ MOVIE POSTER
THE WIZ
Director: 
Sidney Lumet
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1978
Runtime: 
134 minutes

Dorothy, a young African-American kindergarten teacher leaves a large family dinner one night to chase after her dog during a New York City snowstorm and gets swept up by a cyclone and transplanted to the urban version of the land of Oz.

Special Admission

FREE, and we're accepting donations for a local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Feb 11
7:00pm
Chuck-Berry-with-Keith-Richards-portrait-billboard-1548

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is as long and unwieldy as its title, but it's probably the most revealing look we'll ever get of its subject, and the most loving evocation of his music.

Richard Harrington, Washington Post

Kairos_logo_v58Tonight's nonprofit partner is KAIROS PDX, a non-profit organization focused on delivering excellent, equitable education to underserved children, their families and their communities.

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CHUCK BERRY MOVIE POSTER
CHUCK BERRY: HAIL! HAIL! ROCK 'N' ROLL
Director: 
Taylor Hackford
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1987
Runtime: 
120 minutes

Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll features a concert organized to celebrate the 60th birthday of Chuck Berry. The show was filmed in Berry's hometown of St. Louis, MO, in 1987. Highly respected by fellow musicians and music fans alike, many consider Berry to be the father of rock & roll. Fellow musicians paying musical homage to Berry on his birthday include: Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Keith Richards, and Bruce Springsteen.

Special Admission

FREE!! Accepting donations for a local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Feb 18
7:00pm
do the right thing still

[Do the Right Thing is] an exceptional film, a movie that wisely deprives you of the cozy resolutions and epiphanies so often manufactured by Hollywood. Like the film's principals, you are left feeling that you have been torched where you live.

Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

resolutions-northwest logoTonight's nonprofit partner is RESOLUTIONS NORTHWEST. RNW was incorporated as a nonprofit in 1985 by a small group of community members who valued the vision of a restorative juvenile justice system. Today, RNW provides services and trainings in mediation & conflict resolution, facilitation, restorative justice, and racial equity.

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do the right thing poster
DO THE RIGHT THING
Director: 
Spike Lee
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1989
Runtime: 
120 minutes

Set in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, Spike Lee's thought-provoking and powerful comedy/drama chronicles the events that lead up to a race riot between the residents. The action takes place on the hottest day of the year and centers around a pizza parlor owned by Italian-American Sal. It's a popular hangout for the neighborhood youth. The events leading up to the confrontation are presented episodically and center around, Sal (Danny Aiello), his aimless employee Mookie (Spike Lee) and his pal, the radical Buggin Out (Giancarlo Esposito), who is irritated that Sal's "Wall of Fame" (containing only pictures of famous Italian-Americans) contains no African-American faces and therefore tries unsuccessfully to get the neighborhood blacks, including Mookie, to boycott the restaurant. Radio Raheem, with his blaring boom box permanently affixed to his shoulder, inadvertently becomes the catalyst for violence.

As the stories unfold and many colorful satellite characters and their lives are introduced, the temperature rises. With the constant bickering between Mookie and the other employees, the harassment of Buggin Out, and other events, Sal is pushed to the breaking point and makes a fateful decision. Already stressed out and overheated, Sal snaps at closing time when Radio Raheem show up and demands service at the last minute. Violence and tragedy ensue.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please donate generously to the designated nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Feb 25
7:00pm
cry-freedom-movie-clip

Washington does a remarkable job of transforming himself into the articulte and mesmerizing black nationalist leader, whose refusal to keep silent led to his death in police custody and a subsequent coverup.

Variety Staff, Variety

partnership for safety and justiceTonight's nonprofit partner is PARTNERSHIP FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE. PSJ promotes policies that address the needs of all people directly affected by crime, including crime victims, people convicted of crime, and the families of both. They advocate for policies that make Oregon's approach to public safety more effective and more just.

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CRY FREEDOM MOVIE POSTER
CRY FREEDOM
Director: 
Richard Attenborough
Country: 
United Kingdom
Year: 
1987
Runtime: 
157 minutes

A powerful drama that helped expose to the world the malfeasance of South African apartheid, Cry Freedom chronicles the fact-based friendship between an outspoken white newspaper editor and the South African pacifistic civil-rights activist, Steve Biko. After Biko suspiciously dies, Woods, though forced to flee the country with his family, continues to broadcast Biko's message to the world.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please donate generously to the designated nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Mar 4
7:00pm
thegreatmuppetcapergroup

A brisk and consistently funny family entertainment. 

Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews

the circus project logoTonight's nonprofit partner is THE CIRCUS PROJECT. The Circus Project is Portland’s center for contemporary circus arts. It transcends social barriers and inspires personal transformation through circus instruction and performance.

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THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER MOVIE POSTER
THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER
Director: 
Jim Henson
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1981
Runtime: 
97 minutes

The Great Muppet Caper is the second Muppet film and it is considerably more complex than its predecessor, The Muppet Movie, which was essentially just a road movie. As the film begins, Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear are reporters who have failed to bag a story of a London jewel heist, which happened under their watch. The real criminals managed to escape and frame Miss Piggy as the thief. Kermit, Fozzie and the Great Gonzo set out on a mission to solve the mystery and track down the criminals who stole the Baseball Diamond. There are fewer star cameos and songs in The Great Muppet Caper than in The Muppet Movie, although appearances from John Cleese and Charles Grodin are particularly memorable.

~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please donate generously to the designated nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Mar 11
7:00pm
the big sick still

"The Big Sick" has a big heart and shows there are still corners left to explore in romantic comedies; it just takes someone willing to find them.

Adam Graham, Detroit News

the bus project logoTonight's nonprofit partner is THE BUS PROJECT--People driven democracy for this generation consisting of thousands of young Oregonians doing democracy the hands-on way. They work to make politics more accessible, more equitable, and more innovative. Get on the Bus!

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THE BIG SICK MOVIE POSTER
THE BIG SICK
Director: 
Michael Showalter
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2017
Runtime: 
120 minutes

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and producer by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please donate generously to the designated nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Mar 18
7:00pm
DOGMA STILL

Thou shalt not stop laughing.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

not ok pdx logoTonight's nonprofit partner is NOT OK PDX, a women-run non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon striving to empower service industry staff to recognize and interrupt sexual violence through its SAFERBARS workshop.  

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DOGMA
Director: 
Kevin Smith
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1999
Runtime: 
130 minutes

The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. In what can only be deemed a comedy parable, two renegade fallen angels attempt to jerry-rig the entire cosmological system -- unless a rag-tag group of humans can stop faith. Bethany, the heroine of DOGMA, is a woman who feels her prayers haven't been answered when, out of nowhere, a heralding angel appears in her bedroom and declares her the potential savior of humanity. This abrupt meeting sets her off on an extraordinary journey of mystery, comedy and suspense as she is transported to a fantastical world of celestial characters and spirited adventure. Along the way she will meet up with a heaven-sent messenger, an apostle with a 2,000 year old beef, a hotheaded demon, a heavenly Muse and two unlikely Prophets known as Jay and Silent Bob as they each discover the power of their own individual faith.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please donate if you can to the night's designated nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Mar 25
7:00pm
meet the parents still

Alas, poor Focker. He can't help himself. And we can't help ourselves from falling about, equally helpless, at this superbly antic movie.

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine

friends of noise logoTonight's nonprofit partner is FRIENDS OF NOISE, which fosters healing and growth for the creative youth in our community via the arts. They host all age concerts that showcase youth first and adult artists second. They teach music production workshops so that young people can host and produce concerts themselves. They teach Music Biz professional development workshops so that young people can have a baseline skill set to navigate the music scene.

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MEET THE PARENTS MOVIE POSTER
MEET THE PARENTS
Director: 
Jay Roach
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2000
Runtime: 
108 minutes

In this comedy from Austin Powers director Jay Roach, Ben Stiller plays a young man who endures a disastrous weekend at the home of his girlfriend's parents. Greg Focker (Stiller) is completely in love with Pam Byrnes (Teri Polo), and views their upcoming trip to her parents' house on Long Island (where her sister is to be married during the weekend) as a perfect opportunity to ask her to marry him. Once Greg is introduced to Pam's parents, however, things stampede steadily downhill. Pam's father, Jack (Robert De Niro), takes an instant and obvious dislike to his daughter's boyfriend, lambasting him for his job as a nurse and generally making Greg painfully aware of the differences between him and Pam's family. Where Greg is grubby, relatively unambitious, and Jewish, Pam comes from a long line of well-mannered, blue-blooded WASPs. Things go from bad to worse in less time than it takes to spin a dreidel, with Greg incurring the wrath of both Pam's father -- who, it turns out, worked for the CIA for 34 years -- and the rest of her family, and almost single-handedly destroying their house and the wedding in the process. ~ Rebecca Flint Marx, Rovi

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please donate generously to the designated nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 1
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 8
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 15
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 22
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 29
7:00pm
Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 1
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 8
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 15
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 22
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 29
7:00pm
Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 1
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 8
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 15
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 22
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 29
7:00pm
Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 1
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 8
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 15
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 22
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 29
7:00pm
Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 1
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 8
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 15
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 22
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 29
7:00pm
Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 1
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 8
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 15
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 22
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 29
7:00pm
Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 1
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 8
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 15
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 22
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 29
7:00pm
Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 1
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 8
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 15
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 22
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 29
7:00pm
Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 1
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 8
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 15
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 22
7:00pm
Monday, Apr 29
7:00pm
Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
clinton street resistance series logo

Details about the films and nonprofits will be posted here as soon as they are officially determined. Keep checking back!

Special Admission

FREE!!! We will be accepting donations each night for a different local nonprofit.