Today at The Clinton: Monday, Mar 25

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, 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.

You can reserve a seat or make a $5 donation through SeatEngine.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 1
7:00pm
Emperor_Ming flash gordon

With gaudy sets and costumes by Fellini's favourite designer, Danilo Donati, and ultra-camp performances throughout, this is a film that positively revels in its cheesiness.

Jason Best, Movie Talk

vibe-logo-finalTonight's screening benefits VIBE PDX. Vibe exists because arts education is missing in today’s daily educational system ~ especially for students without the means to make it happen outside of the school day. Vibe connects local teaching artists who are passionate about bringing their love of music and visual arts to the students they work with.

Until long-term comprehensive visual art and music educational classes are available to ALL students in Portland, Vibe will work to provide those missing pieces in a well-rounded education.

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FLASH GORDON MOVIE POSTER
FLASH GORDON
Director: 
Mike Hodges
Country: 
UK | USA | Netherlands
Year: 
1980
Runtime: 
111 minutes

Heroic earthling Flash Gordon saves the world from the nefarious Ming the Merciless in this lavish, intentionally campy adaptation of the famous sci-fi comic strip. The story is as basic as space operas get: Ming (Max von Sydow) has developed a plan to destroy the Earth, and Flash (Sam J. Jones) and his attractive companion, Dale Arden (Melody Anderson), are called upon to stop him. Along the way, Flash must battle Ming's goons and the temptations of a luscious space princess. Previously the basis for a more straight-faced 1930s adventure serial, Flash's story is mined here for exaggerated, cartoon humor by screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr., a central figure in the similarly campy '60s Batman television series. The simplistic plot mainly serves as an excuse for spectacular sets and cartoonish action sequences, all set to an appropriately over-the-top rock score by Queen. Certainly not a film to turn to for serious excitement, fine performances, or character development, Flash Gordon has nevertheless developed an appreciative cult of fans who admire the film's humorous approach and the detailed, colorful production design.

Special Admission

FREE!!! Please consider making a donation to the designated nonprofit partner.

Make a $5 in advance and reserve a seat!

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 8
7:00pm
eternal-sunshine-of-the-spotless-mind-joel-clem

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind goes by like a fevered dream of love, but one you remember vividly, with profound pleasure.

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Director: 
Michel Gondry
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2004
Runtime: 
108 minutes

The second feature from director Michel Gondry (Human Nature) finds the filmmaker reteaming with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman for this off-the-wall romantic comedy. Jim Carrey stars as Joel Barish, a man who is informed that his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of their relationship erased from her brain via an experimental procedure performed by Dr. Mierzwiak (Tom Wilkinson). Not to be outdone, Joel decides to have the same procedure done to himself. As Mierzwiak's bumbling underlings Stan (Mark Ruffalo) and Patrick (Elijah Wood) perform the operation on Joel -- over the course of an evening, in his apartment -- Joel struggles in his own mind to save the memories of Clementine from being deleted. Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, and Jane Adams also star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Special Admission

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

You can reserve your seat or make a $5 donation through SeatEngine.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 15
7:00pm
jane-lynch1

It's truly dirty and truly romantic at the same time, a combination that's very hard to pull off.

David Denby, New Yorker

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40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN MOVIE POSTER
THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN
Director: 
Judd Apatow
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2005
Runtime: 
116 minutes

One man nervously ventures forth into the final frontier in this comedy starring comic actor Steve Carell. Andy Stitzer (Carell) is a cheerfully geeky guy who is settling into middle age with his large collection of comic books, action figures, and collectable models. Andy works in an electronics store, and seems reasonably happy with his life. However, one day his friends and co-workers David (Paul Rudd), Jay (Romany Malco), and Cal (Seth Rogen) discover that Andy has a secret -- due to his rather severe jitters around women, Andy is still a virgin. Andy's pals are appalled at this state of affairs, and set out to find a woman who'd be willing to get horizontal with him. After a number of disastrous dates, everyone thinks Andy has finally struck gold when he meets Trish (Catherine Keener), an attractive single mother who takes an immediate liking to him. What the other guys don't know is that Trish has just gotten out of a bad relationship, and has informed Andy she isn't ready to be intimate with him just yet. The 40-Year-Old Virgin was the first feature film directed by Judd Apatow, who previously served as a writer and producer for the well-regarded television shows Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, and The Larry Sanders Show. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Special Admission

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

You can reserve your seat or make a $5 donation through SeatEngine.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 22
7:00pm
jesus-christ-superstar_l

Jewison, a director of large talent, has taken a piece of commercial shlock and turned it into a Biblical movie with dignity.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Director: 
Norman Jewison
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1973
Runtime: 
108 minutes

Based on a concept album project written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the subsequent long-running Broadway performance, this film tells the story of the final 6 days in the life of Jesus Christ through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot. Too often mis-labeled a musical, this film is a "rock opera." There are no spoken lines, everything is sung.

Special Admission

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

You can reserve your seat or make a $5 donation through SeatEngine.

Showtimes

Monday, Apr 29
7:00pm
fear and loathing in las vegas

Bizarre, unpredictable yet strangely alluring.

Film4 Staff, Film4

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FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS MOVIE POSTER
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS
Director: 
Terry Gilliam
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1998
Runtime: 
118 minutes

Journalist Raoul Duke and his lawyer Dr Gonzo drive from LA to Las Vegas on a drugs binge. They nominally cover news stories, including a convention on drug abuse, but also sink deeper into a frightening psychedelic otherworld. As Vietnam, Altamont and the Tate killings impinge from the world of TV news, Duke and Gonzo see casinos, reptiles and the American dream.

Special Admission

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

You can reserve your seat or make a $5 donation through SeatEngine.

Showtimes

Monday, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 3
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
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, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 3
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
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, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 3
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
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, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 3
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
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, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 3
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
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, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 3
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
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, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 3
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
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, May 6
7:00pm
Monday, May 13
7:00pm
Monday, May 20
7:00pm
Monday, May 27
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 3
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 10
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 17
7:00pm
Monday, Jun 24
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.