Today at The Clinton: Saturday, Apr 21

7:30pm Turnback Boyz

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 and drop $5 in a bucket for a good cause. 

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 23
7:00pm
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Spanning thirty years and running two and a half hours, the film bristles with the violent passion, howitzer wit and virtuoso style that made Scorsese's reputation with the gangster drama Mean Streets in 1973.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Ceasefire Oregon. Ceasefire Oregon works to prevent gun violence by advocating reasonable, effective gun laws. They educate the public and legislators about gun violence, lobby on behalf of bills that will help make our communities safer, and work to prevent the passage of bills that would make it easier for dangerous people to obtain and carry firearms.

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GOODFELLAS
Director: 
Martin Scorsese
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1990
Runtime: 
146 minutes

Martin Scorsese explores the life of organized crime with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi's best-selling Wiseguy, the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. Set to a true-to-period rock soundtrack, the story details the rise and fall of Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood.

Hill begins hanging around the mobsters, running errands and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero (Paul Sorvino), who takes him in as a surrogate son. As he reaches his teens, Hill (Ray Liotta) is inducted into the world of petty crime, where he distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices.

From that moment on, Hill is a part of the family. Along with his psychotic partner Tommy (Joe Pesci), he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant; however, he quickly learns that, like his mentor Jimmy (Robert DeNiro), his ethnicity prevents him from ever becoming a "made guy," an actual member of the crime family. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters, who feel that he has become a threat to their security with his reckless dealings.

Goodfellas was rewarded with six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture; Pesci would walk away with Best Supporting Actor for his work. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi

Special Admission

FREE, but please donate generously to Ceasefire Oregon.

If you want to reserve your seat, or make a $5 donation, do so HERE.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 30
7:00pm
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Fast Times is a brilliant, funny and often challenging examination of teenage life in the early 1980s.

R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is The Dougy Center. The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. They do this through peer support groups, education, and training.

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FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
Director: 
Amy Heckerling
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1982
Runtime: 
90 minutes

directed by women logoBased on 22-year-old Cameron Crowe's undercover exposé on life in a Southern California public high school, this groundbreaking effort presents alternately poignant and funny looks at episodes from the lives of some of the students as they prepare themselves for life in the outside world. Many popular stars made their debuts in the film, including Anthony Edwards, Nicolas Cage and Eric Stolz. It is also the film that made Sean Penn a star for his portrayal of the dopey passive/aggressive surfer Jeff Spicoli.

Showtimes

Monday, May 7
7:00pm
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A winning blend of dark and bittersweet, aimed more at adults than kiddies, but suitable for all ages.

Lisa Nesselson
Variety

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation. Since 1959, the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation has taken an active role in protecting the health of Oregonians. Through nine direct service programs related to sight, hearing and health assistance, the Foundation has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of youths and adults in our state. They offer consistent access and critical health solutions to the most vulnerable members of our community who are uninsured or under-insured.



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THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
Director: 
Sylvain Chomet
Country: 
France | Belgium | Canada | UK | Latvia | USA
Year: 
2003
Runtime: 
80 minutes

French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet directs the animated feature The Triplets of Belleville.

A young boy is raised by his grandmother, Madame Souza, in the French countryside. She buys him a bicycle and encourages his dream of winning the Tour de France. However, he gets kidnapped by a group of Mafia gangsters and taken to the big city of Belleville, where he is used for his bicycling prowess in an elaborate gambling scheme. Along with her faithful companion Bruno, Madame Souza sets out to rescue her grandson. They befriend a trio of aging musicians who were once the '30s jazz trio known as The Triplets of Belleville.

Features an original jazz musical score by Benoît Charest.

~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Special Admission

Free!! But please donate generously to Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation.

Showtimes

Monday, May 14
7:00pm
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The Blues Brothers is, by any objective standard, a messy wreck... That this is so does not in anyway change that it is an absolutely wonderful movie.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
 

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is NICU Families NW, a not-for-profit organization established in 2015 to provide practical, ongoing, social and emotional support to NICU families in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA region. Their services are designed to support parents anticipating a NICU birth or currently in the NICU, as well as “graduate” families with children no longer in need of inpatient care.

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THE BLUES BROTHERS
Director: 
John Landis
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1980
Runtime: 
133 minutes

Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Sporting cool shades and look-alike suits, Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a "mission from God" by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata (Kathleen Freeman). Said mission is to raise $5000 to save an orphanage.

In the course of their zany adventures, the Blues Brothers run afoul of neo-Nazi Henry Gibson, perform the theme from Rawhide before the most unruly bar crowd in written history, and lay waste to hundreds of cars on the streets and freeways of Chicago.

In case you aren't swept up in the infectuous nuttiness of the brothers Blue, you might have fun spotting film's legion of guest stars, including James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Steve Lawrence, Twiggy, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman), Frank Oz, and Steven Spielberg.

~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Special Admission

Free, but please donate generously to NICU Families NW.

Showtimes

Monday, May 21
7:00pm
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Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center,  a catalyst for change in health care delivery.

The Mission of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is to provide high quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill counties with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others with barriers to receiving health care.

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APOLLO 13
Director: 
Ron Howard
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1995
Runtime: 
140 minutes

"Houston, we have a problem." Those words were immortalized during the tense days of the Apollo 13 lunar mission crisis in 1970, events recreated in this epic historical drama from Ron Howard.

Astronaut Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks) leads command module pilot Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) and lunar module driver Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) on what is slated as NASA's third lunar landing mission. All goes smoothly until the craft is halfway through its mission, when an exploding oxygen tank threatens the crew's oxygen and power supplies.

As the courageous astronauts face the dilemma of either suffocating or freezing to death, Mattingly and Mission Control leader Gene Kranz (Ed Harris) struggle to find a way to bring the crew back home, all the while knowing that the spacemen face probable death once the battered ship reenters the Earth's atmosphere.

The film received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic critical response and a Best Picture nomination, but lost that Oscar to another (very different) historical epic, Mel Gibson's Braveheart.

~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Special Admission

FREE!!! But please donate generously to Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.

Showtimes

Monday, May 28
7:00pm
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Full of fresh, sharp touches and nonchalantly brash performances, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World consistently hits the sweet spot.

Tom Charity
CNN.com

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Campfire Columbia.

Camp Fire Columbia is a youth development organization located in Portland, Oregon with a mission to build caring confident youth and future leaders. Camp Fire partners with local kids, schools and families to provide diverse, best practices programming that:

  • Supports academic achievement
  • Builds social and life skills
  • Fosters community engagement
  • Develops career and college readiness

Camp Fire’s programs directly serve over 3,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region, and help serve thousands more children and families broadly each year through partnerships and special projects.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Director: 
Edgar Wright
Country: 
USA
Year: 
2010
Runtime: 
112 minutes

Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl's seven evil ex-boyfriends.

Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band, Sex Bob-omb, is a tough job unto itself. When Scott locks eyes with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he knows she's the girl he wants to grow old with. But Ramona has some serious baggage; her supercharged exes rue the thought of her being with another man, and they'll crush any guy who gives her a second glance. Now, in order to win Ramona's heart, Scott will do battle with everyone from vegan-powered rock gods to sinister skateboarders, never losing sight of his gorgeous goal as he pummels his way to victory.

Shaun of the Dead's Edgar Wright directs the film from a script he penned with Michael Bacall. Superhero veterans Chris Evans and Brandon Routh co-star in the action comedy as two of the seven ex-boyfriends. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Special Admission

FREE, but please, donate generously to Campfire Columbia.