Today at The Clinton: Wednesday, Nov 13

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, Nov 18
7:00pm
billandtedsexcellent

What really makes it all work are Reeves and Winter. They're such appealing, wide-eyed idiots that it's impossible not to pull for them. They make a great team.

Dennis King, Tulsa World

Morpheus+OrangeTonight's nonprofit partner is Morpheus Youth Project, an organization that builds healthy communities for young people through arts and culturally responsive activities.

The purpose of the Morpheus Youth Project is to create an accessible, safe and respectful environment that encourages positive growth and provides creative opportunities through the arts and humanities.  Morpheus Youth Project believes that by investing in our youth through education and encouraging the development of self-awareness, they provide viable tools and positive options for young people as they mature.

Morpheus Youth Project believes that every young person deserves the opportunity to develop into a positive and productive human being and to potentially become a community mentor for those who follow.  By building confidence and instilling self-awareness, the youth in their programs develop the tools to transform their lives, which may have been unhealthy and self-destructive.

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BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE
Director: 
Stephen Herek
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1989
Runtime: 
90 minutes

When a couple air-headed rock-star wannabes are faced with the break-up of their band as a result of poor grades, help comes along in the form of an "Emissary from the Future" who takes them to the past to meet the people they have been studying about.

... this is a spirited doofus comedy sustained by the sweet, slack-jawed performances of Reeves and Winter as dumbfounded idiots who stumble through time to cram for their history final ... -- Sean Axmaker, Stream on Demand

Showtimes

Monday, Nov 25
7:00pm
tremors-bacon-ward

This is what a monster movie is supposed to be like, and it's terrific.

Geoff Andrew, Time Out

raven corpsTonight's nonprofit partner is The Raven Corps, an organization forging a unified front for a new, sustained youth advocacy movement that promotes environmental sustainability, compassion, and community through a plant-based advocacy.

The Raven Corps believes in a better world through a better food system. Our food system is broken, and animal agriculture is an egregious part of the problem. It is literally destroying our natural world as one of the leading causes of climate change as well as deforestation, water depletion, dead zones in oceans, the list goes on. It unleashes unspeakable cruelty upon billions of sentient animals, exploits its workers, and is increasingly identified as a detriment to human health. But we CAN fix it. We can build a better food system by simply eating more plants and saying “no” to a meat, egg, and dairy-heavy diet. By promoting a plant-based diet, we are fighting for breathable air, clean water, compassion for ALL animals, and a kinder, more sustainable world for us and for generations yet to come. 

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Tremors
Director: 
Ron Underwood
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1990
Runtime: 
96 minutes

Tremors is actually two movies in one. On its own terms, it's an enjoyable modern sci-fi horror-thriller, with good pacing and a sense of humor; but it's also a loving tribute to such 1950s low-budget desert-based sci-fi-horror films like Them!, It Came From Outer Space, Tarantula, and The Monolith Monsters.

Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are the stars, a pair of small-town handymen living in a small desert community, who stumble upon several difficult-to-explain phenomena, including a couple of people who've died under extremely strange (and, in one instance, very grisly) circumstances.

Eventually, they and a handful of their neighbors find the cause: gigantic prehistoric worm-like creatures that streak under the desert the way fish swim through oceans, reaching up and grabbing anything they need for food. Cut off from the outside world, they have to figure out how to get across the desert alive while these creatures -- that are smart as well as fast -- close in on them, stalking them like monster sharks.

The film benefits from the presence of special effects that are good enough to pull this all off, keeping the shock value high, and also from a subtly humorous script and performances to match by the entire cast, and director Ron Underwood's breezy pacing of the whole picture. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Special Admission

Free!! If you can, please make a donation to tonight's nonprofit partner, The Raven Corps.

$5 Advance Tickets Available.

Showtimes

Monday, Dec 2
7:00pm
this-is-spinal-tap

35th Anniversary!!!

For all its japes and jokes, the movie is really about exhaustion of the spirit: sitting in a bleak hotel suite at 4 a.m. with the bad taste of last night in the mouth and the feeling that tomorrow will not be a better day.

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

ArtistsRepLogoTonight's nonprofit partner is Artists Repertory Theatre, whose mission is to produce intimate, provocative theatre and provide a home for artists and audiences to take creative risks. 

Artists Repertory Theatre develops and produces new work that vividly express its aesthetic values. With a focus on work by writers of color, women, trans-, and gender nonconforming writers, Artists Repertory Theatre offers an environment where these playwrights can create provocative, intimate new theatre pieces that challenge, illuminate, and inspire. When barriers to play-making are broken down, voices that often go unheard on the American stage have the opportunity to shift the cultural conversation and educate audiences.

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THIS IS SPINAL TAP
Director: 
Rob Reiner
Country: 
USA
Year: 
1984
Runtime: 
82 minutes

In 1982 legendary British heavy metal band Spinal Tap attempt an American comeback tour accompanied by a fan who is also a film-maker. The resulting documentary, interspersed with powerful performances of Tap's pivotal music and profound lyrics, candidly follows a rock group heading towards crisis, culminating in the infamous affair of the eighteen-inch-high Stonehenge stage prop. Written by Jeremy Perkins

Special Admission

FREE!!! However, please consider making a donation to the evening's nonprofit partner, Artists Repertory Theatre.

Reserve a seat or make a $5 donation online.

Showtimes

Monday, Dec 9
7:00pm
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS STILL PHOTO

This cinematic candy floss honours the Seussian universe by satirising our own. And Carrey's comic tornado of a performance is a triumph.

Time Out

Broadway-Rose-logo-FINALTonight's nonprofit partner is Broadway Rose Theatre Company, whose mission is to create unparalleled musical theatre experiences that invigorate audiences and enrich our communities.

Broadway Rose Theatre Company believes that diversity brings a vital richness and depth to the stories it presents on its stages and that theatre should not just entertain, but expose audiences to new experiences and expand their worldview. It is committed to its work in improving its equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts and fostering an environment where all people are welcome.

Broadway Rose contributes to the cultural growth and educational needs of the community by providing educational and creative musical theater opportunities for children and youth.

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HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
Director: 
Ron Howard
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2000
Runtime: 
104 minutes

The curmudgeonly recluse Grinch, who hates Christmas, becomes annoyed with the out-of-control Christmas festivities in Whoville, the town lying below his cave dwelling on Mt. Crumpit. But after the Grinch conspires to deprive the Who's of their favorite holiday by sneaking into town on Christmas eve to steal everything associated with the holiday, he learns that the spirit of Christmas goes much deeper than tinsel and toys.

Special Admission

FREE!!! If you can, please make a donation to this evening's nonprofit partner, Broadway Rose Theatre Company.

Reserve a seat or make a $5 donation online.

Showtimes

Monday, Dec 16
7:00pm
THE DARK CRYSTAL

Crystal is a miraculous rush of innovation and storytelling patience, and, in the last 25 years, the film has grown from a 1982 misfire, to a cult wonder, to a bona-fide classic that's timeless in stature and masterful in execution.

Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com

pear-mentorTonight's nonprofit partner is p:ear, an organization that builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.

On any given day in Portland, there are hundreds of homeless youth on the street. For the individuals affected, homelessness is personally devastating. For our community, the financial and opportunity costs are infinite. Together, as a community, we can work together to create solutions. We can effect lasting, systemic change.

At p:ear, our work starts with the realities of today. It ends when young people find and embrace tomorrow. Our beauty—our core essence—is in everything in between. It’s in the kids, their daily experience, their struggles, and triumphs. It’s in their journey. We believe every homeless youth has a future.

And we believe that together we can change lives.

We know it’s possible. How? Our p:ear youth show us every day. At p:ear, we meet today’s needs. We offer love, build trust, and create hope. And then, through mentorship and experience, we support youth on their journey to tomorrow.

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The Dark Crystal
Director: 
Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Country: 
USA | UK
Year: 
1982
Runtime: 
93 minutes

Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began! The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Meanwhile the orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of the peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal which gives the Skesis their power and restore the balance of the universe.

Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Special Admission

Free!!! But, please, if you can, make a donation to this evening's nonprofit partner P:ear.

$5 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.