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Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

2522 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202, United States (map)

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  • Sunday
    Feb 18 2018
    Film Screening: Big Pharma

    Big Pharma: Market Failure explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the US and how drug cost impacts on the public, on businesses and the overall US economy.

    Doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm and will be followed by a Q & A discussion with state representative Rob Nosse, who has championed prescription drug legislation here in Oregon. Tickets are $5-20 sliding scale.

    Hosted by the Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee. Co-sponsored by KBOO, Health Care for All Oregon, Main Street Alliance of Oregon, Physicians for a National Health Program, Nurses for Single Payer, Portland DSA, and BerniePDX.

  • Monday
    Feb 12 2018
    When Harry Met Sally benefitting the Sunshine Division

    Does sex make it impossible for men and women to be true friends? This romantic comedy chronicles this dilemma through the eleven year relationship between Harry and Sally who meet in college, then pursue their own lives until they reconnect ten years later.

    An outright masterpiece of romance, comedy, and cinema itself. -- Tim Brayton, Alternate Ending

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Sunshine Division.

    Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built a 95-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders.

  • Monday
    Feb 5 2018
    Malcolm X, benefitting for Resolutions NW

    Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Resolutions NW, an organization that facilitates honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial & social justice. It provides training & consultation, and builds skills & capacity.

  • Monday
    Jan 29 2018
    Fargo, benefitting for Climate Solutions

    A pregnant police chief is investigating a series of homicides across the frozen tundra. Against a sprawling Minnesota landscape, a car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife. But when the scheme goes sour, and wood chippers get involved, the haphazard kidnapping plot turns deadly serious.

    "It's another daring black comedy by one of the most consistently inventive moviemaking teams of the last decade, brothers Joel and Ethan Coen."
    -- Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Climate Solutions.

    As a Northwest-based clean energy economy nonprofit, Climate Solutions works to:

    • champion transformational policies and market-based innovations;
    • catalyze powerful partnerships and a diverse movement for action and accountability; and
    • communicate a bold vision for solutions at scale required by climate science.
  • Sunday
    Jan 28 2018
    Wicked Wednesday - The Documentary. (2nd Screening)

    Maybe you missed the premiere screening last month?? Or maybe you simply just want to see the film again?? Whatever the case, here's another chance to catch the Wicked Wednesday documentary on the big screen! *We will also have DVD copies of the documentary for sale at this event!

    Sunday, Jan 28th.
    Clinton Street Theater.
    2522 SE Clinton St. Portland, OR.
    6pm|All ages|Free

    Details below:

    Soothsay Media Presents...
    WICKED WEDNESDAY (The Documentary).
    Portland’s Hip-Hop Sanctuary Turns 20.

    In Portland, a city not historically associated with a thriving hip-hop scene, DJ Wicked has been hosting a weekly celebration of all things hip-hop for 20 years running. This documentary film delves deep into the local event that has stood the test of time, hearing from long-time fans and friends about what makes Wicked Wednesday so durable, so unique, and so beloved.

    Directed and edited by ANDY RIDGWAY.

    Running time – 59:16

    Kicking off with Wicked Wednesday’s 19th anniversary party, the film taps into the soul of the event that has become the de facto heart of the Portland hip-hop community. By turns a DJ showcase, performance venue, open mic night, graffiti art collective, DJ school, community gathering place, and much more, Wicked Wednesday serves as Portland’s weekly love letter to hip-hop.

    The venue may change over the course of 20 years (and twice during the film), but the enduring identity and emotion attached to Wicked Wednesday is evident in interviews with both longtime collaborators and recent admirers alike. While the patrons will agree that the feeling for and attachment to the music and the culture is heartfelt and strong, all will point out that Wicked Wednesday’s survival is owed to the will and dedication of the one man who has carried it through two decades and beyond.

  • UNSTATED screening at Clinton Street Theater

    UNSTATED is a documentary that follows the first year challenges of a refugee single mother living in Portland. The film situates this intimate account of survival within the social upheaval and community unrest present from September 2016 to September 2017. UNSTATED is a retrospective on the year that changed Portland and the rise of the resistance.

    This is a limited event with no future screenings currently planned. A question and answer session will follow the film.

    $7-$10 suggested donation at the door. All profits donated to the Iraqi Society of Oregon.

  • Monday
    Jan 22 2018
    Hellboy, benefitting Bark

    Mike Mignola's acclaimed comic book series about a creature from Hades who joins the battle against evil arrives on the screen in vivid form in this adaptation directed by distinctive horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

    During World War II, the Third Reich has joined forces with the evil Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden), who has used his occult powers to summon up a young demon from the depth of Hell to be used as the ultimate Axis weapon. However, the demonic creature is captured by American forces, and put in the care of Professor Broom (John Hurt), the founder of a top-secret organization called the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Under Broom's tutelage, the creature develops empathy and a desire to do good while his physical powers and paranormal talents are honed to a fine point.

    Sixty years later, the demon, now known as Hellboy (Ron Perlman), is part of an elite secret defense team alongside Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), a beautiful young woman who can create fire with her mind, and Abe Sapian (Doug Jones), an aquatic humanoid with the power of telepathy. Despite his many years of fighting for right, Hellboy finds himself facing his greatest challenge when the powerful Rasputin returns, determined to bring the demon back to the forces of darkness so that evil may finally rule the world. Hellboy's supporting cast also includes Jeffrey Tambor, Rupert Evans, and Brian Steele.

    ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Probably one of the coolest comic book movies to come around in years...

    Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is BARK, whose mission is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

  • Thursday
    Jan 18 2018
    The High Captain: A daring new play about the habit of Democracy
    Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

    A singularly original and intoxicating play about democracy.

    A group of shipwrecked petroleum barge workers attempts to set up a government on their new island home. This task is complicated by the fact that they have also been getting high on the barge's cargo. Soon, sides are taken and an election is held to determine the new "captain" of the island. Holding a mirror our own surreal political times, The High Captain asks the question: is our current system any more functional than one whose leaders are high on gas fumes?

    Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, Jan 19 at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Jan 20 at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, Jan 21 at 2:00 p.m. (talkback following)

    Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. for matinee
    A talk-back with the cast will be held following the performance on Jan 21.

    The Clinton Street Theater
    2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

    Ticket Info:
    On Sale Now
    $10 in advance; $15 at the door; No one will be turned away

  • Monday
    Jan 15 2018
    King: A Filmed Record...from Montgomery to Memphis screening, benefitting NAACP

    Join us at the Clinton for the fourteenth annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrate MLK Day with the screening of this historic documentary, nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar in 1971.

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is the NAACP, whose mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. Locally, the Portland NAACP is focusing its efforts on economic equity, police accountability, and leadership development. We believe that when everyone is treated well and justly, all people benefit.

    King: A Filmed Record...from Montgomery to Memphis is the landmark documentary that chronicles the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970, King: A Filmed Record combines dramatic readings by Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones and Paul Newman, among others, with newsreel and archival footage to create a powerful and comprehensive record of Dr. King's legacy and the American Civil Rights movement. King: A Filmed Record is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history.

    Director: Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz Country: USA Year: 1970 Runtime: 185 minutes

  • Thursday
    Jan 11 2018
    This Changes Everything

    This Changes Everything/ Climate Action Film

    “A film that brings our peril into focus and what we might learn from despair.” -Alice Walker, author and activist

    “Purposely unsettling… Ultimately encouraging. - Variety Magazine

    “If you care about justice you must see this.” -Kumi Naidoo, Former Director at Greenpeace International

    **Crucial Climate Action 89 minute film with audience/ panel discussion afterwards.

    Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

    Shocking and inspiring film based on Author/Activist Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything. Seven communities on the front lines are portrayed-from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

    Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. Directed by Avi Lewis.

  • Monday
    Jan 8 2018
    Twelve Monkeys for Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter

    This Monday's nonprofit is the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter, which provides education and support for people diagnosed with Alzheimer's, their families, and caregivers. With offices throughout the state, the Oregon Chapter reaches out to diverse communities by providing information and resources, 24/7 telephone help lines, local support groups and educational programs, an annual caregivers conference and a nationwide identification program, MedicAlert + Safe Return, for people with Alzheimer's disease who may wander and get lost.

    An intense film about time travel, this sci-fi entry was directed by Terry Gilliam, a member of the comedy troupe Monty Python.

    The film stars Bruce Willis as James Cole, a prisoner of the state in the year 2035 who can earn parole if he agrees to travel back in time and thwart a devastating plague. The virus has wiped out most of the Earth's population and the remainder live underground because the air is poisonous.

    Returning to the year 1990, six years before the start of the plague, Cole is soon imprisoned in a psychiatric facility because his warnings sound like mad ravings. There he meets a scientist named Dr. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe) and Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt), the mad son of an eminent virologist (Christopher Plummer).

    Cole is returned by the authorities to the year 2035, and finally ends up at his intended destination in 1996. He kidnaps Dr. Railly in order to enlist her help in his quest. Cole discovers graffiti by an apparent animal rights group called the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, but as he delves into the mystery, he hears voices, loses his bearings, and doubts his own sanity. He must figure out if Goines, who seems to be a raving lunatic, holds the key to the puzzle. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

  • Monday
    Jan 1 2018
    Chaplin's The Great Dictator, benefitting the Oregon League of Conservation Voters

    "Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up, Hannah. The clouds are lifting. The sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world, a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed, and brutality. Look up, Hannah. The soul of man has been given wings, and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow — into the light of hope, into the future, the glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us. Look up, Hannah. Look up!"

    ...a great movie because it works as a film, and because it is a document of courage and faith, the prime exhibit in Chaplin's humanist brief ... Dictator is a comedy, the work of a clown, but it is no joke. Chaplin had lethal intent.

    Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

    Tonight's nonprofit is the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, a non-partisan organization with a simple mission: To pass laws that protect Oregon’s environmental legacy, elect pro-environment candidates to office, and hold all of our elected officials accountable.

  • Tuesday
    Dec 26 2017
    Dakota 38 Screening and Fundraiser for Sioux Nation Relief Fund

    In the spring of 2005, Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. "When you have dreams, you know when they come from the creator... As any recovered alcoholic, I made believe that I didn't get it. I tried to put it out of my mind, yet it's one of those dreams that bothers you night and day."

    Four years later, embracing the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retraced the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution. "We can't blame the wasichus anymore. We're doing it to ourselves. We're selling drugs. We're killing our own people. That's what this ride is about, is healing." This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endured, the Native and Non-Native communities that housed and fed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.

    Donations will be accepted for the Sioux Nation Relief Fund, which provides program services that benefit the Sioux Indians in the Northern Great Plains. Its MISSION is "To help Native American people improve the quality of their lives by providing opportunities for them to bring about positive changes in their communities."

    No one turned away.

  • Monday
    Dec 25 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance presents It's A Wonderful Life, benefitting Planned Parenthood

    Now perhaps the most beloved American film, It's a Wonderful Life was largely forgotten for years, due to a copyright quirk. Only in the late 1970s did it find its audience through repeated TV showings. Frank Capra's masterwork deserves its status as a feel-good communal event, but it is also one of the most fascinating films in the American cinema, a multilayered work of Dickensian density. George Bailey (played superbly by James Stewart) grows up in the small town of Bedford Falls, dreaming dreams of adventure and travel, but circumstances conspire to keep him enslaved to his home turf.

    Frustrated by his life, and haunted by an impending scandal, George prepares to commit suicide on Christmas Eve. A heavenly messenger (Henry Travers) arrives to show him a vision: what the world would have been like if George had never been born. The sequence is a vivid depiction of the American Dream gone bad, and probably the wildest thing Capra ever shot (the director's optimistic vision may have darkened during his experiences making military films in World War II).

    Capra's triumph is to acknowledge the difficulties and disappointments of life, while affirming--in the teary-eyed final reel--his cherished values of friendship and individual achievement. It's a Wonderful Life was not a big hit on its initial release, and it won no Oscars (Capra and Stewart were nominated); but it continues to weave a special magic. --Robert Horton

    I love it, corny as it may be, because it reminds every one of us that we all make contributions to the people around us, contributions we ourselves don't even realise. -- David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette. Since 1963, PPCW has provided a broad range of sexual and reproductive health care, family planning and other medical services; trained and educated community members on issues of sexuality; and advocated for the protection of reproductive rights and freedom in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

  • Tuesday
    Dec 19 2017
    Whose Streets? a Liberation Literacy Fundraiser

    Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy.

    This movie screening is being hosted by Liberation Literacy, a social justice reading group that has been meeting every Wednesday at the Columbia River Correctional Institute since October 2016. In addition to building a Freedom Library of books about black liberation, history, and social movements at CRCI and creating a seasonal newsletter, Liberation Literacy also has an outside advocacy group that aims to empower those that have been most impacted by the prison industrial complex and raise awareness about impact of mass incarceration on our community. This fundraiser will go toward adding books to the Freedom Library, publishing our newsletter, and supporting the outside group.

    $5-10 sliding scale at the door; no one turned away for lack of funds.

    Ticket link will take you to the Liberation Literacy website where you can donate through Venmo or Paypal.

    More information about Liberation Literacy: www.liberationliteracy.weebly.com

  • Monday
    Dec 18 2017
    Elf Movie Night for Ethos Music Center!

    Guess what!?! "Elf" is screening at Clinton Street Theater as part of the Clinton St. Resistance Series --and it's a benefit for Ethos Music Center! What could be better?

    "For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell. Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he's not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Elf also stars James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, and Bob Newhart." ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

    Founded in 1998 in Portland, Oregon, Ethos provides music lessons, group classes, camps, multicultural performances and workshops to more than 7,000 students across Oregon each year.

  • Monday
    Dec 11 2017
    Little Women (1994) benefitting Rahab's Sisters

    This newest version of Louisa May Alcott's tender novel is considered to be among the best as it chronicles the lives of four sisters growing up in the mid nineteenth century. The story is set in New England during and immediately after the Civil War. The four March sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are living alone with their mother Marmee. Their father has left to fight in the Union Army and their standard of living and social status has been greatly reduced. The story primarily focuses upon Jo, a budding writer of adventure and crime stories. As the seasons turn and years pass the girls grow up. Meg marries her former tutor Brooke, Beth is damaged by scarlet fever, and Jo spurns Laurie after he proposes. Marmee advises Jo to celebrate her independence and Jo moves to New York where she becomes a trashy novelist under the pen name "Joseph." In New York she meets Friedrich Bhaer a German philosophy professor. She feels an instant connection to him. Meanwhile Amy is in Europe studying art when she encounters Laurie who has become a playboy. After a family tragedy and at the behest of her mentor the professor, Jo changes her writing style and becomes Louisa May Alcott.

    Director Gillian Armstrong's feminist spin on classic material retains the moving humanity of Louisa May Alcott's novel while reworking it with welcome freshness. -- TV Guide

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Rahab's Sisters, whose mission is to offer “Radical Hospitality” to women in the Portland Metro area that have been marginalized by the sex industry, domestic violence, poverty, substance abuse, and homelessness.

  • Monday
    Dec 4 2017
    Trading Places. a fundraiser for Southern Poverty Law Center (Clinton St Resistance)

    The "nature-nurture" theory that motivated so many Three Stooges comedies is the basis of John Landis's hit comedy. The fabulously wealthy but morally bankrupt Duke brothers (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) make a one-dollar bet over heredity vs. environment. Curious as to what might happen if different lifestyles were reversed, they arrange for impoverished street hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) to be placed in the lap of luxury and trained for a cushy career in commodities brokerage. Simultaneously, they set about to reduce aristocratic yuppie Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd to poverty and disgrace, hiring a prostitute (Jamie Lee Curtis) to hasten his downfall. When Billy Ray figures out that the brothers intend to dump him back on the streets once their experiment is complete, he seeks out Winthorpe, and together the pauper-turned-prince and prince-turned-pauper plot an uproarious revenge. With the good-hearted prostitute and Winthorpe's faithful butler (Denholm Elliott) as their accomplices, they set about to hit the brothers where it really hurts: in the pocketbook. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    It's all outrageously contrived, and only surprising restraint by director John Landis makes it work. The writing is superb, too, leaving the two funnymen free to do the most inspired textured portrayals either has managed in movies. -- Ralph Novak, People Magazine

    Tonight's nonprofit, the Southern Poverty Law Center, is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

  • Sunday
    Dec 3 2017
    PDX Gentrification: Priced Out

    Priced Out is an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices are displacing Portland's black community and reshaping the entire city. The feature-length documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification and how it relates to Portland's housing crisis. The film is a sequel to the 2002 documentary NorthEast Passage: The Inner City and the American Dream.

    Tickets $8 - https://cstpdx-com.seatengine.com/shows/70332

    Show will be followed by brief Q&A with the filmmaker.

    PRICED OUT: Cornelius Stewart documents 15 years of Portland gentrification in this piercing and revealing film. Stewart will be on hand for Q&A after the screening.

    In the late 1990s, Nikki Williams, a single mother living in Portland's only "ghetto," embraced the idea of gentrification. At that time, her neighborhood was dominated by abandoned buildings and the fear of drug dealers. Fifteen years later, Nikki was one of the last black residents on her block, as high-end restaurants and throngs of young newcomers came to dominate the area. While some black residents said good riddance to the old neighborhood, others felt betrayed by city officials who promised revitalization without displacement. As gentrification grew beyond Nikki's neighborhood and plunged the entire city into a housing crisis, Nikki found herself torn between feelings of grief about the loss of home.

    Gentrification, a phenomenon that occurred only in big cities like New York, is now sweeping across cities across the country from Tacoma to Toronto, Minneapolis to Memphis.

    Over the last decade, urban neighborhoods once considered no man’s land have transformed into some of the most desirable places in the country. But these new investments are just the latest chapter in a long history of institutional discrimination that has sought to isolate and exclude minorities. Communities once devastated by redlining, urban renewal, and drugs are now being crushed by market forces as big business moves in and longtime residents get priced out.

    Post-screening Q&A with filmmaker, Cornelius Swart!

    Director: Cornelius Swart
    Country: United States
    Year: 2017
    Runtime: 60 minutes

  • SOLD OUT - We Have Our Ways - special screening

    In a dystopic but recognizable America, street riots are common, tap water is undrinkable, and you’re lucky if you get health insurance. Regina usually keeps her head down to just get by, especially at work. As a customer service rep for Alleviate (“Keeping you healthy tomorrow, today”), she must reject health coverage for desperate callers all day in order to do her job. But when her younger cousin Abigail is in need of a criminalized medical procedure, she must decide what price she’s willing to pay for justice.

    The short film stars Sidony O'neal, Paige Moreland, Ana del Rocío and Peter Schuyler. Directed by Dawn Jones Redstone. Written by Kjerstin Johnson. Produced by Christian Henry.

    On Sunday, December 3rd, we'll be screening the film at the Clinton St. Theater on from 2pm to 3pm. Doors open at 1:30pm.

    The event is FREE, but registration is required through Brown Paper Tickets (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3161997).

    We will also be collecting donations at the screening, so please come with checkbooks, cash, or plastic ; )

    Donations go toward professionally finishing the film, marketing, and festival submissions. There is a direct relationship between how much money we are able to raise to support We Have Our Ways, and how many people will get to see this film. And of course you are supporting local, independent filmmaking helmed by women (the film had an all-female crew as well).

    Made possible by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Thanks to Pro Photo Supply for their donation.

    Want to hear more about the film? Visit us at wehaveourways.com or email us at wehavourways@gmail.com

  • Monday
    Nov 27 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance presents Brazil, benefitting Books for Prisoners

    Terry Gilliam's 1985 film is a surrealist nightmare of a low-level bureaucrat in a dismal world of the near future.

    Brazil is this unique amalgamation of ideas straight out of Terry Gilliam's head that results in something so strange and so unique that it's just genius with a conclusion that is undeniably haunting. -- Chris Sawin, Examiner.com

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Books for Prisoners, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a love of reading behind bars, encourage the pursuit of knowledge and self-empowerment, and break the cycle of recidivism. As one of the largest and oldest prison book projects in the country, Books to Prisoners works in partnership with other groups that support prisoner literacy and promote social justice. Though our headquarters are in Seattle, we have two associate organizations – Portland Books To Prisoners and Books To Prisoners Olympia – who offer opportunities for volunteers and donors outside of Seattle.

  • Monday
    Nov 20 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance presents The Last Waltz benefitting Friends of the Columbia Gorge

    Martin Scorsese's documentary of the 1976 final performance of the legendary Sixties rock group The Band is at once a show featuring some of the greatest rock performers of their generation and a bittersweet look back at an era that was just beginning to fade. As Scorsese guides the group through interview segments discussing their 15 years together, these relatively young men sound like battle-weary survivors. But The Band were in splendid form for this show, and their multiple guest stars pulled out all the stops, especially Muddy Waters, whose "Mannish Boy" is so powerful it nearly burns a hole in the screen; Van Morrison, with a rousing performance of "Caravan;" and Bob Dylan, whose "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" displays the brilliant cockiness of his barnstorming days with this band.

    The all-star camera crew and superb stereo sound mix create what is considered to be of the best-looking and sounding rock films ever (as the opening credit says, play this movie loud!), and two studio-shot sequences with Emmylou Harris and The Staple Singers stand on their own.

    Tonight's nonprofit is Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only non-profit organization dedicated entirely to ensuring that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come.

  • Monday
    Nov 13 2017
    Repo Man screening - a Benefit for Ride Connection

    Come attend a showing of Repo Man at Clinton Street Theater! This is a donation-based showing and all proceeds go to Ride Connection, a local non-profit transportation organization that provides rides to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

  • Sunday
    Nov 12 2017
    Resist! Barsamian on Resistance In the Age of Trump, a benefit for KBOO

    DAVID BARSAMIAN: RESISTANCE IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. Journalist, author, activist David Barsamian radically altered the Media Landscape when he invented Alternative Radio 32 years ago. Great thinkers like Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Angela Davis, Arundhati Roy, Vandana Shiva, Tariq Ali, Edward Said and many more have been widely broadcasted for the first time through the media work of Barsamian's radio programs.

    GET TIX: https://cstpdx-com.seatengine.com/shows/64659

    any remaining tix will be sold at door- suggested admission $7-20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds! All proceeds got to support KBOO community radio.

    Barsamian will be speaking about the broad coalition in opposition to the Trump Administration is growing: environmentalists, women’s groups, pro-diplomacy policy organizations, ecumenical and interfaith religious groups, immigrant rights organizations, civil rights organizations, LBGTQ communities, progressive Democrats, concerned Republicans.

    He'll be reflecting on the core issues at stake today, and why are so many people from such a range of identities and perspectives challenging the administration.

    Barsamian's latest book of interviews with Noam Chomsky is Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire. His best-selling books with Chomsky have been translated into many languages. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media, the economic crisis and global rebellions.

    He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center.

    As Arundhati Roy wrote for The Guardian, Barsamian was deported from India due to his work on Kashmir and other revolts. He is still barred from traveling to "the world's largest democracy."

  • Thursday
    Nov 9 2017
    Black Shakespeare Documentary: Romeo Is Bleeding

    ROMEO IS BLEEDING: Black Shakespeare Documentary. PDX POETIC JUSTICE poet John Slaughter and friends reading before film!! In Richmond, CA., one of the poorest and most crime-ridden cities in the nation, a young black poet by the name of Donté Clark works with group of passionate high-school students to share their love for the arts. They write a modern-day Romeo and Juliet script about the turf war conflicts happening in their backyards. John Slaughter and his group of poets will be reading some of their works before the screening. Their play, packed with spoken word and poetry, is created with the hope of ending the feud and creating a safer environment for everyone in the city of Richmond. Suggested admission: $7-10, with nobody turned away for lack of funds!

    In Richmond, CA, inner city heavily populated by African-American youth, a feud between North and Central Richmond is on-going. No one seems to really know where the problem began or what was the initial main source of the conflict, but nonetheless people are being gunned down everyday. Can art help to build bridges and save lives?

  • Monday
    Oct 30 2017
    Clinton Resistance Series presents Halloween benefitting Call to Safety

    Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. The film is the first installment of the Halloween franchise. In the film, on Halloween night in 1963, Michael Myers murders his sister in the fictional Midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He escapes on October 30, 1978 from Smith's Grove Sanitarium, and returns home to kill again. The next day, Halloween, Michael stalks teenager Laurie Strode and her friends, while Michael's psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Loomis, pursues his patient.

    Tonights non-profit recipient is Call to Safety.

    Founded in 1973 by a group of women concerned about the prevalence of sexual assault in the community, the Portland Women’s Crisis Line (PWCL) was one of the first five sexual violence crisis lines in the United States. After more than 40 years of service as PWCL, we changed our name to Call to Safety to better represent the work we do and the people we serve. Call to Safety is not just a social service agency – we were founded as a social change organization. Domestic and sexual violence are widespread. We are dedicated to supporting those who experience violence in empowering themselves while working to end the oppressions at the root of violence (like racism, sexism, transmisogyny, and ableism).

    TW: Domestic violence.

  • Monday
    Oct 23 2017
    Clinton Resistance Series presents The Invisible Man, a benefit for Portland Homeless Family Solutions

    Wittily scripted by R.C. Sherriff and an uncredited Philip Wylie, and brilliantly directed by James Whale, The Invisible Man is a near-untoppable combination of horror and humor. Also deserving of unqualified praise are the thorouhgly convincing special effects by John P. Fulton and John Mescall. With the exception of The Invisible Man Returns, none of the sequels came anywhere close to the quality of the 1933 original.

    Trivia alert: watch for Dwight "Renfield" Frye as a bespectacled reporter, Walter Brennan as the man whose bicycle was stolen, and John Carradine as the fellow in the phone booth who's "gawt a plan to ketch the h'invisible man."

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Portland Homeless Family Solutions, a housing first program that empowers homeless families with children to get back into housing - and stay there.

    If you want to reserve a seat, or simply make a $5 donation, please do so through the link provided.

  • Sunday
    Oct 22 2017
    Crazywise Screening & Fundraiser hosted by Mental Health Providers Unite!

    Mental Health Providers Unite! is hosting a fundraiser and screening of Crazy Wise. All funds raised will go to counseling scholarships for POC, immigrant, queer, and trans community members. MHPU! is partnering with community groups to provide scholarships. Following the movie, a panel will discuss the movie and various intersections of mental health as they impact our community.

    $7-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds

    Come out to view this dynamic film, engage in discussion, and contribute to counseling scholarships!

    Hope to see you there!

    Mental Health Providers Unite! (MHPU!) organizes at the intersections of mental health and injustice to challenge systems of oppression. MHPU! is currently providing emotional support at protests/actions and organizes provider and community support groups in Portland.

    To learn more about MHPU! Www.MHPUnite.com


    What if a psychological crisis was seen as having the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of a “broken brain”?

    Human-rights photographer Phil Borges witnessed how indigenous cultures around the world often identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential.

    Back in the US, Phil follows two young Americans diagnosed with “mental illness.” Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications before embracing meditation. Ekhaya, 32, survives several suicide attempts before spiritual training to become a traditional South African healer.

    CRAZYWISE introduces mental health professionals and psychiatric survivors who see a psychological crisis as a potential growth experience, not a disease.


  • Thursday
    Oct 19 2017
    Dia De Los Muertos: Calling Home The Dead, fundraiser for VOZ

    On the Day of the Dead, when the spirits come back to us, the road from heaven must be made easy, they say, not slippery with tears. Film, music, dancing and foods invoking the spiritual/cultural meaning of Dia De Los Muertos as it is celebrated in Patzcuaro, Mexico.

    Fundraiser for VOZ Worker's Rights Education Project And KBOO: before this beautiful film, music and dancing from El Colectivo Son Jarocho, Dia De Los Muertos pastries and Horchata. Suggested admission:$7-20, but no one turned away for lack of funds! #diadelosemuertos #kboo #saveDACA #workersrights #mexico #adelante #dayofthedead #portland #milenio #grassrootsefforts #VozHispana #PortlandResistance #MovimientoEnMarcha #SonJarocho #portland #afromexican

    As the villagers of Lake Patzcuaro lovingly clean and prepare the graves with beautiful handmade ofrendas, blankets of marigolds, special foods- they prepare for a shared remembrance called Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead. They shoot rockets into the heavens to awaken the departed souls and call them home. More tone poem than traditional documentary, Calling Home the Dead transports the viewer in a compelling celebration of the continuity of life and the enduring love of family and friends. Images saturated with color and life join a magical soundtrack of original and local music; and a window is opened to another world. KBOO VolunteersKBOO Community Radio Voz Workers' Rights Education Project Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland

    Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland plays traditional Afro-Mexican music from southern Veracruz. Join us for an evening of sones & zapateado! We'll bring the tarima - you bring your dancing shoes!! Armando Puentes, KBOO's illustrious program host, will emcee the evening.

    "Calling Home the Dead is easily the best film on Day of the Dead that I have ever seen. The filmmakers offer a subtle, visually stunning poetic invitation to experience the beauty and meaning of this spiritual celebration as it unfolds over several days. With minimal but thoughtfully crafted narration, this voyage in richly evocative images and sound emphasizes indigenous practices during el Dia de los Muertos, an invaluable perspective, seldom seen outside of Mexico."
    --Alice A. Nelson, Ph.D. Professor, Latin American Cultural Studies and Spanish, The Evergreen State College.

  • Monday
    Oct 16 2017
    Clinton Resistance Series presents "The Craft", a benefit for Oregon NOW

    THE CRAFT: Teenage witches on the loose! Just 5 bucks donation admission to benefit NOW- National Organization for Women.

    Ostracized due to the untrue kiss-and-tell tales of football player Chris (Skeet Ulrich), Sarah reluctantly befriends a trio of self-styled outsiders: the horribly scarred Bonnie (Neve Campbell), the "trailer-trash" Nancy (Fairuza Balk), and Rochelle (Rachel True), a frequent victim of anti-black prejudice at the hands of Laura Lizzie (former Marcia Brady and future Mrs. Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor).

    After exhibiting latent telekenitic powers in front of Bonnie, Sarah learns that her three new friends have chosen her as their "fourth corner," the final member of their supernatural coven. Using tools stolen from a local incense-and-candle-filled boutique for practitioners of magic, the quartet summons the power of Manon, a primitive deity, to exact revenge on their tormentors and transform their lives.

    Drunk with power, they watch their spells get out of control, and the new coven soon realizes that with magic, "whatever you give comes back three-fold."

    This mid-'90s horror flick scored first place at the box office its opening weekend despite its then-unknown cast and modest budget. TV star Neve Campbell, who didn't even receive top billing, would go on to become the '90s answer to '70s horror queen Jamie Lee Curtis in the Scream franchise.

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Oregon NOW (National Organization of Women).

    The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control, and reproductive rights for all women; and end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

    If you want to reserve a seat or make a donation, please use the link provided.

  • Sunday
    Oct 15 2017
    Working In Protest film screening

    WORKING IN PROTEST: Moving, inspiring and powerful film! The day after the filmmaker Michael Galinski graduated from high school in 1987, the Klu Klux Klan marched in his North Carolina hometown. He photographed the procession and recorded community reactions to this demonstration of spent power. “It’s an artefact,” says one bystander, “the last opportunity to see something like that.” Political turmoil in the United States takes on a movingly personal aspect through this judiciously edited archive of street marches and public demonstrations, shot since the 2000 Republican Convention by filmmakers Michael Galinski and Suki Hawley.

    Her words haunt the film that follows, as we encounter a succession of protests and counter-protests – against the Iraq War, against poverty, against the erosion of voting rights, against the normalisation of police force, against the bailing out of the banks, for the Confederate Flag, for Bernie, for and against Trump. Michael Galinsky, filmmaker, will be in attendance for a Q+A following both screenings. KBOO Volunteers KBOO Community Radio #blacklivesmatter #dontshootportland #savedaca #healthcare #saveourschools #resist #resistance #takeaknee #youarenotalone #warisover #workinginprotest #michaelgalinski

    The filmmakers catch illuminating altercations between members of opposing factions – young men of Occupy Wall Street vs an old school liberal Democrat, Trump supporters vs detractors gathered for the inauguration – while keeping a vigilant eye on the role of the police in protecting the targets of dissent.

  • Monday
    Oct 9 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance presents Night of the Living Dead, a benefit for Oregon Music Hall of Fame

    A cult classic--one that can stand the test of time, even if Vincent Canby didn't realize it in 1968.


    By Vincent Canby Published: December 5, 1968

    Night of the Living Dead is a grainy little movie acted by what appear to be nonprofessional actors, who are besieged in a farm house by some other nonprofessional actors who stagger around, stiff-legged, pretending to be flesh-eating ghouls.

    The dialogue and background music sound hollow, as if they had been recorded in an empty swimming pool, and the wobbly camera seems to have a fetishist's interest in hands, clutched, wrung, scratched, severed, and finally—in the ultimate assumption—eaten like pizza.

    The movie, which was made by some people in Pittsburgh, opened yesterday at the New Amsterdam Theater on 42d Street and at other theaters around town.


    Tonight's nonprofit recipient recognizes all former artist inductees and, once a year, elects new inductees into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame based their contributions to music in Oregon as well as their impact on music around the world.

    While honoring Oregon’s musical heritage, OMHOF helps develop Oregon’s talent of today and tomorrow by hosting periodic Emerging Artist Showcases and introducing Oregon audiences to the State’s hottest new bands and solo acts.

    OMHOF also takes an active part in promoting musical education in Oregon schools--first through scholarship money for selected Oregon high school seniors who are continuing their musical studies in college. Secondly, as music programs are being cut from Oregon grade and middle schools, OMHOF, helps raise funds to keep the music flowing.

    If you want to reserve a seat or simply make a $5 donation, you can do so in the ticket link provided.

  • Tuesday
    Oct 3 2017
    Just Eat It film screening

    Did you know our FOOD WASTE is a major driver of Climate Change? Come see the film JUST EAT IT. Shocking, crucial, and hugely entertaining! Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer conduct an experiment to eat only discarded food for six months, highlighting an environmental crisis evidently fed by wasteful North American eating habits, but in a cheeky, accessible way. The cornucopia they discover inside dumpsters will leave audiences gobsmacked, and will have them mopping up their dinner plates with renewed vigor.

    #pdxevents #slowfood #slowfoodpdx #pdxurbanfarms #pdxeater #eaterportland #saveorganics #eatorganic #buyorganic #savesmallfarms #saveseeds #soilnotoil #pollinatorcollective #pdxpollinators #savethebees #givebeesachance #foodnotbombs #feedtheworld #famine #portlandgleaners #oregonfoodbank #mercycorps

    Bee Friendly Portland
    Bee Friendly Portland: gardeners, beekeepers and environmentalists working at a neighborhood level to make Portland safe for bees and other pollinators.

  • Monday
    Oct 2 2017
    Clinton Resistance Series presents Shaun of the Dead

    It's often said that the true character of a man is only revealed in times of dire crisis, and for likable, lovelorn loser Shaun (Simon Pegg), that moment of reckoning came when the dead rose from their slumber to feast on the flesh of the living. A hapless electronics store employee who spends most of his spare time downing pints at the local pub with his roommate, Ed (Nick Frost), Shaun's life seems to fall apart when he is dumped by his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), and his obnoxious stepfather, Philip (Bill Nighy), shows up to berate him for not being more attentive to his caring mother Barbara (Penelope Wilton) -- especially since he forgot to send flowers for her birthday. Things take a turn for the worse when the dead return to stake their claim on the Earth, and though the chaos that follows threatens to swallow up all of England, it's up to Shaun to keep his cool and prove himself once and for all by successfully rescuing Liz and his mother. With his trusty roommate by his side, nothing -- not even the living dead -- can stand between Shaun and the two most important women in his life. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    The zombie-movie genre already has some wink-wink funny entries, but this U.K. smash hit, written by Pegg and Wright, takes the prize. It's a bloody hoot. -- Devin Gordon, Newsweek

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Friendly House.

    Friendly House, a 21st century settlement house, engages people to create a compassionate, equitable and inclusive society. Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational and other life-sustaining services.

    FREE movie; make a donation. If you can't make the screening and would still like to help, you can do so through the ticket link.

    Clinton St. Resistance Series
    Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

  • Friday
    Sep 29 2017
    New Indie Drama about Wartime PTSD: Blood Stripe
    Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

    Our Sergeant returns home after a third tour with the Marines. Unable to sleep, wracked by paranoia and anxiety, it is clear that in addition to the scars she bears on her torso, Our Sergeant carries unseen wounds. When a boisterous homecoming party provokes an explosive outburst, Our Sergeant has nowhere to turn, and so she runs... deep into the North Woods. Discovering a picturesque summer camp on a lake, Our Sergeant seeks refuge and at first, finds solace. But she cannot outrun her own heart of darkness and the pristine wilderness becomes fraught with peril.

    "Despite the dark subject matter, the film is far from somber. It's effortlessly engaging, thanks to Kate Nowlin's immense screen presence. She is tough, powerful yet vulnerable, and Nowlin embodied her character so beautifully. "

  • Monday
    Sep 25 2017
    Pet Sematary screening, benefit for Liberation Literacy

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Liberation Literacy, whose mission is to build social justice literacy in prisons in order to reimagine and rearticulate the relationship between incarceration, our community, and ourselves.

    Clinton St. Resistance Series
    Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

  • Saturday
    Sep 23 2017
    Rooted in Peace film screening
    Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

    In celebration of International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21, we bring our community the thought provoking documentary ROOTED IN PEACE.

    From Huffington Post, March '17

    Greg Reitman is indeed the right man to make this sweet and poignant film at just the right time—amidst a current backdrop of political bitterness, unprecedented national divisiveness and bellicose buildup of military might at the expense of public health and our environment.

    Although Donald Trump was not yet on the political scene when Rooted In Peace was conceived and produced, his presidency and dark values loom in stark contrast to the movie’s primary message of the need for peace, hope and love to prevail if humans hope to live in harmony with themselves, each other, and nature.

    $5-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

  • Monday
    Sep 18 2017
    A League of Their Own film screening, a benefit for NorthStar Clubhouse

    Tonight's nonprofit is NorthStar Clubhouse, a mental health recovery program for adults living in the Portland metro area. NorthStar Clubhouse follows the evidence-based Clubhouse International model of psychiatric rehabilitation, and its structure strengthens social and vocational skills and provides access to employment and educational services in the community. Membership is voluntary and free.

    Clinton St. Resistance Series
    Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

  • Thursday
    Sep 14 2017
    Trump Lost/The Best Democracy Money Can Buy film screening

    When Donald Trump said, "This election is rigged"—he should know. His buddies rigged it. Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls.

    Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, which was designed to steal a million votes in the 2017 election.

    Crosscheck is controlled by a Trump henchman, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State who claims his computer program has identified 7.2 million people in 29 states who may have voted twice in the same election--a felony crime. The catch?

    Most of these “suspects” are minorities—in other words, mainly Democratic voters. Yet the lists and the evidence remain “confidential”. Palast has broken front-page stories for BBC Television Newsnight, The Guardian, Nation Magazine and now Rolling Stone Magazine- now he proves our US democracy is in serious jeopardy.

    Palast and his investigative side-kick Badpenny do what it takes to get their hands on the data, analyze it and go find some of these 7.2 million Americans tagged “suspects” and “potential duplicate voters” whose votes were at risk in November.

    They hunt down and confront Kobach with the evidence of his "lynching by laptop." Then they are off to find the billionaires behind this voting scam.

    The search takes Palast from Kansas to the Arctic, the Congo, and to a swanky Hamptons dinner party held by Trump’s sugar-daddy, John Paulson, a.k.a. "JP The Foreclosure King." Palast and Badpenny stake out top GOP donors, the billionaire known as "The Vulture" and the Koch brothers, whom Palast nails with a damning tape recording.

    This real life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit detectives, Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson and Ed Asner, Palast and his associates expose the darkest plans of the uber-rich to steal America’s democracy.

    Suggested admission $7-10, no one ever turned away for lack of funds!

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  • Monday
    Sep 11 2017
    Network film screening benefitting Education Without Borderrs

    The Clinton Street Resistance Series will be showing Network on Monday, September 11.

    In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes.

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Education WithOut Borders (EWOB), Globalfam's partner organization, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit. Globalfam Ent. and EWOB jointly conduct community projects in the U.S. and abroad, striving to develop social justice through education, expression and action. They currently run the following projects...

    • AYINET Burundi Computer Center
    • Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan
    • Portland Books for Prisoners

    Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at Mike97202@mac.com.

  • Monday
    Sep 4 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance presents Clueless, benefits Jhamtse Gatsal

    Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash), both named after "great singers of the past that now do infomercials," are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades than wearing the right clothes and being as popular as possible. But Cher, who lives with her tough yet warm-hearted lawyer dad (Dan Hedaya) and hunky, sensitive stepbrother (Paul Rudd), also has an innate urge to help those less fortunate -- like the two introverted teachers she brings together ("negotiating" herself improved grades in the process) and new friend Tai (Brittany Murphy), who starts out a geek and ends up a Cher prodigy. Cher also possesses her own sensitive side, and she is looking for the perfect boyfriend, whom she ends up finding where she least expected.

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Jhamtse Gatsal, a community, a school, and a home for about 90 children ranging in age from toddler to adolescent. Jhamtse Gatsal lies in the district of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India, and the children come from nearby villages. Each of these children has a background of adversity. The driving goal of Ghamtse Gatsal is to provide these children with better lives, helping them to achieve their fullest potential.

    Even if you can't attend, please make a donation through the ticket link!

    Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at Mike97202@mac.com.

  • Monday
    Aug 21 2017
    Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music, a benefit for Meals on Wheels

    Clinton St. Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit.

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Meals on Wheels.

    Meals on Wheels believes that no senior should go hungry or experience social isolation.

    To that end, they enrich the lives of seniors, and assist them in maintaining independence, by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support. They also use their expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations.

    Clinton St. Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

  • Saturday
    Aug 19 2017
    A film screening of Nowhere To Hide, a benefit for KBOO Community Radio

    NOWHERE TO HIDE: "More of a message in a bottle to the West than a documentary." Maybe the most disturbing aspect of watching “Nowhere to Hide,” Zaradasht Ahmed’s gripping portrait of a male nurse in Iraq, is accepting how empathy itself has become collateral damage. Detachment may be a survival mechanism, but for Nori Sharif, a young father of four and a dedicated medic in an emergency hospital not far from Baghdad, it’s a luxury he can’t afford. And when he’s handed a small video camera by his director and asked to film his life, the resulting diary of perseverance and suffering has a raw immediacy that’s both appropriate and involving. #KBOO #Peacenow #nomorewars #savethechildren #boycottoil #peace #Baghdad #worldpeacenow

    The look is rough, the emotions always hovering near the surface. Yet, buoyed by Mr. Sharif’s cheery personality, these can sometimes be defiantly upbeat. Moments like this are few, though, as he documents the rising tide of danger and displacement that follows the 2011 withdrawal of coalition forces and the eventual arrival of the Islamic State. Throughout, his director (who was born and raised in Iraq and has been observing families in the region for years) maintains a determinedly hands-off approach. This allows Mr. Sharif’s bewilderment over what he calls “an undiagnosed war” to become the story, one that speaks specifically to the profoundly destabilizing nature of lengthy conflict.

    It also honors those whose spirits appear indestructible.

    “Everything is expensive in this country,” goes a lively song that plays at a wedding, “but sadness Is for free.” And the men dance.More of a message in a bottle to the West than a documentary." #KBOO #Peacenow #nomorewars #savethechildren #boycottoil #peace #Baghdad #worldpeacenow

    It also permits us to honor those whose spirits appear indestructible.

    “Everything is expensive in this country,” goes a lively song that plays at a wedding, “but sadness you can get for free.” And the men dance.

    KBOO Community Radio - streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.

    We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

  • Monday
    Aug 14 2017
    Pee-wee's Big Adventure, a benefit for Bikes for Humanity

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Bikes for Humanity.

    Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) is a 501c3 non-profit bike shop and school, whose mission is to substantially increase public access to affordable and safe bicycles while empowering self-sufficiency in bicycle maintenance and commute.

    Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at Mike97202@mac.com.

  • Monday
    Aug 7 2017
    Clinton Resistance presents Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, a benefit for MoveOn.org

    It is the 23rd century. The Federation Starship U.S.S. EnterpriseTM is on routine training maneuvers and Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) seems resigned to the fact that this inspection may well be the last space mission of his career. But Khan is back. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan (Ricardo Montalban) - brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth - has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen a top secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation starship, and now schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy Kirk... with the threat of a universal Armageddon!

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is MoveOn.org Civic Action, a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues. MoveOn.org Political Action is a federal political committee which primarily helps members elect candidates who reflect our values through a variety of activities aimed at influencing the outcome of the next election. MoveOn.org Political Action and MoveOn.org Civic Action are separate organizations.

  • Thursday
    Aug 3 2017
    Fight for Fair Pay: Documentary "Care" Home Health Aides

    Let’s face it. We’re all aging. With good habits, we’re likely to stay healthy and independent for a long time. But in the end, most of us will need some help. What will it look like? Who will provide it? How will it feel?

    “Timely and touching…Fishel captures the day-to-day routines of domiciliary care with intimacy and compassion,…It is an indictment of the system…(and) a celebration of those who do this vital but unheralded work.”

    – Daniel Palmer, The State of the Arts Review

    “Raising a lot of questions, Care forces us to ponder how we are going to live out our remaining years, especially if we don’t have family who can or are willing to help us out…the bells this film set off in me make it very hard for me to talk about, this is one of the most thought provoking films at DOC NYC (this year).”

    – Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

    Care delves deep into the world of home elder care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their elderly clients. The film reveals that despite long days taking care of others, care workers often struggle to feed their own families. Laurie can’t pay her rent, Vilma can’t process her green card, and Delores winds up in a women’s shelter. On the flip side, middle class Toni and Peter are going broke paying for the 24/7 care Peter needs.

    Through these personal stories, Care reveals the deep humanity and poignancy of care work, as well as the challenges faced by elders, their families and their care workers. It also reveals the beginning of a movement to improve how we care—both for the growing number of older adults and for those who make their lives livable.

    At a moment of great division in our country, Care highlights an issue that affects us all – urban and rural, immigrant and native born, red state and blue. Providing quality care for an aging population will require reimagining how we value and compensate care workers and how we support families who need their services.

    Care raises critical questions to invite dialogue and engagement—before we hit a care crisis.

  • Wednesday
    Aug 2 2017
    Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock Screening, a benefit for Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.

    Movie Night for Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Clinton Street Theater tickets are $10 online, and $13 at the door.

    Learn more at www.lifeartbeing.org

    We are honored to screen this newly released film, telling the story of the #NODAPL Native-led resistance against the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

    Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock is a feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker and activist Josh Fox (Gasland, How To Let Go Of The World And Learn To Love Everything Climate Can’t Change), Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Spione (Incident In New Baghdad) and indigenous filmmaker and Digital Smoke Signals founder Myron Dewey.

    From the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, we can learn a deep mode of engagement with the world. One that reminds us that we do not have to act alone as individuals, but rather, can find our strength as a collective of ecological beings in cahoots with the larger breathing world.

    First, join us for the Planetary Dance movement ritual on Saturday, July 29, where we dedicate our art and our dance to benefit the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Then, widen the frame of perception to include all water, and those who protect the most vulnerable parts of our world, both human and elemental.

    Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock will deepen and inspire our sense of stewardship, and give context to our practices throughout this year’s Life.Art.Being festival.

    More details and the official trailer can be viewed on the ticket page. Proceeds to benefit Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.

    Be Space - Movement & expressive arts studio dedicated to cultivating the sovereign body mind.

  • Monday
    Jul 31 2017
    Clinton Resistance Series presents Wet Hot American Summer, a benefit for IRCO

    The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.

    Founded in 1976 by refugees for refugees, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization promotes the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.

  • Monday
    Jul 24 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance Series presents Stripes, a fundraiser for Recovery Mentor Program

    Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

    "An anarchic slob movie, a celebration of all that is irreverent, reckless, foolhardy, undisciplined, and occasionally scatological. It's a lot of fun." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Recovery Mentor Program.

    In 1999, Central City Concern established the Recovery Mentor Program to give recovering addicts someone to turn to; someone who has traveled the road to recovery and succeeded.

    Clients are matched with individual mentors who literally take them by the hand to introduce them to drug-free housing and accompanies them to their first support group meeting. Mentors check in with clients daily, making sure they maintain their commitment to a regimen of intensive outpatient medical, chemical dependency and mental health treatment. The longer a person continues with outpatient treatment, the greater the chance of long-term sobriety.

    The Recovery Mentor Program provides encouragement and a strong social network. It is a program in which individuals are held accountable for their successes, as well as for their digressions.

    With a mentor’s help, clients develop new relationships with others in recovery, gradually learning a new way of life. With their mentor’s guidance, they learn that transformation is possible.

    Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at Mike97202@mac.com.

  • Monday
    Jul 17 2017
    Stop Making Sense, a benefit for the 4th Dimension Recovery Center

    This special screening is part of the Art House Convergence's national day of celebrating the life of Jonathan Demme. Theaters across the country will join in by screening Demme’s iconic concert film, complete with a special pre-recorded intro and Q&A featuring Demme himself, David Byrne, and Janet Maslin.

    STOP MAKING SENSE is considered by many to be the greatest rock concert film EVER!!

    J. Hailey writes:

    David Byrne walks onto the stage and does a solo "Psycho Killer." Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz join him for two more songs. The crew is busy, still setting up. Then, three more musicians and two back-up singers join the band. Everybody sings, plays, harmonizes, dances, and runs. They change instruments and clothes. Bryne appears in the Big Suit. The backdrop is often black, but sometimes it displays words, images, or children's drawings. The band cooks for 18 songs, the lyrics are clear, the house rocks. In this concert film, the Talking Heads hardly talk, don't stop, and always make sense.

    Reserve your seat in advance and make a donation to tonight's nonprofit recipient, 4th Dimension Recovery Center. This community space provides a fun and safe environment for young people in drug and alcohol recovery to take action, build community, gain knowledge, and become empowered.

    Clinton St. Resistance Series - shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

    4th Dimension Recovery Center - 4D is a community center that cultivates an environment that young people with drug/alcohol addiction can find recovery. Also, providing recovery mentoring

  • Sunday
    Jul 16 2017
    Rebel Art, Lo-Fi Film Screening

    M.C Mona Adams

    Movie_ Monkey Rider. Joah Keller

    A cross country motorcycle trip from Portland to the Michigan women's music festival. This movie is collected footage of the road. My love and my friends. I ride to explore my vision and to challenge myself in hope to inspire people to live their art.

    "I dream motorcycles and see the roads I have not yet traveled."

    Moira 14. Lo-Fi piano meets Megathiesm @ Andrea L. Gehrz.


  • Thursday
    Jul 13 2017
    Tomorrow Film Screening, benefits KBOO Community Radio

    This is screening as part of the monthly KBOO @ THE CLINTON series.

    Come watch this inspiring and uplifting documentary and spread the word about a more sustainable future for our planet and our children.

    KBOO Community Radio streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis. We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

  • Monday
    Jul 10 2017
    Resistance Series presents National Lampoon's European Vacation

    Despite the many adventures they suffered in National Lampoon's Vacation, the Griswold family decides to take another crack at having fun. This time, the doltish clan heads across the Atlantic for a whirlwind vacation after winning a game show. Will the monuments of Europe survive?

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Voz Workers' Rights Education Project.

    VOZ is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.

    A 501c3 nonprofit operating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Worker Center, each month Voz connects hundreds of workers with local employers and jobs.

    Voz Workers' Rights Education Project (“VOZ”) is a worker-led organization that empowers immigrants and day laborers to gain control over their working conditions through leadership development, organizing, and community education.

    Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at Mike97202@mac.com.

  • Monday
    Jul 3 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance presents Born On The Fourth of July, a benefit for Unite Oregon

    The second of three films by co-writer/director Oliver Stone to explore the effects of the Vietnam War (Platoon and Heaven and Earth are the others), Born On The Fourth Of July tells the true story of Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise), a patriotic, All-American small town athlete who shocks his family by enlisting with the Marines to fight in the Vietnam War. Once he is overseas, however, Kovic's gung-ho enthusiasm turns to horror and confusion when he accidentally kills one of his own men in a firefight. His downfall is furthered by a bullet wound that leaves him paralyzed from the chest down. He returns home, spends an appalling, nightmarish stint in a veterans' hospital, and follows an increasingly disillusioned and fragmented path that ultimately leaves him drunk and dissolute in Mexico. However, Kovic somehow turns himself around and pulls his life together, becoming an outspoken anti-war activist in the process. The film is long but emotionally powerful; many consider it Stone's best work and Cruise's best performance. Both were nominated for Oscars, as was the film itself, but only Stone, who co-wrote the film with Kovic from the latter's book, won for Best Director. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Unite Oregon.

    A grassroots organization led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, Unite Oregon works across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

    You can reserve your seat and make a donation through the link provided. Even if you can't come, you can make a donation this way! Give generously to Unite Oregon. Let's build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

  • Friday
    Jun 30 2017
    Arabic Music & Its Secrets/On The Banks Of The Tigris

    ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS: an extraordinary story of cultural resilience and identity. When war and conflict dominate the news, this film reminds us that real heroes play music, tell stories, and, in this case, make films. Iraqi-Australian writer/ actor Majid Shokor fled Iraq during the war, but later learned an amazing secret about the music he loved as a child and which he heard in coffeehouses, on the radio and in the markets of Baghdad. At its heart, this is the story of culture triumphing over regime, presenting Iraq as a significant multicultural centre, where Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions were welded together in a unique Iraqi culture that today appears almost utopian. #kboo #iraq #oud #arabicmusic #jewishmusic Suggested admission $7-10, but no on turned away for lack of funds! Decoupling people from their culture is a perennial tactic in war. The millions of Syrian refugees now seeking asylum across Europe retain little of their material culture, and within Syria cultural material is targeted for destruction. But people’s stories, songs and music do not need suitcases to survive, and it is worth being reminded that war is transient, regimes pass, but culture and identity are shared, enduring and powerful constructions.

    On the Banks of the Tigris (2015) – the product of 10 years of vision, belief, and sheer hard work by documentary filmmaker Marsha Emerman and Iraqi-Australian writer and actor Majid Shokor. The film chronicles Majid’s journey after fleeing Iraq to reconnect with the music he loved as a child and which he heard in coffeehouses, on the radio and in the markets of Baghdad.

    Last month, the film was awarded Best Documentary Film at the Baghdad International Film Festival. The award celebrates the resilience, in the face of relentless attack, of the people who create, nurture and preserve cultural identity.

    It explores the influence of Iraqi Jewish musicians in the cultural life of Iraq, charting their passage from Baghdad to Israel, from celebrity to anonymity. And it reflects on Majid’s own journey as a refugee from Saddam Hussein’s tyranny, and the journeys of so many like him.

    In Australia, the memory of the music of his childhood leads Majid to explore its history and to uncover the extraordinary truth that much of this music, still loved by Iraqis, was composed and performed by Iraqi Jews. This revelation takes Majid from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq to meet Iraqi-Jewish musicians, and other great Iraqi musicians, and to learn their stories.

    Kawkab Hamza, one of Iraq’s most famous songwriters in the 1960s, explains how the then Vice President, Saddam Hussein, contrived to erase the names of Jewish composers and other musicians unsympathetic to the regime. Refusing Saddam Hussein’s “invitation” in 1973 to join a committee to “review Iraqi musical heritage”, Hamza fled the country, with devastating results for himself and his family.

    Yair Dalal and Majid Shokor. Fruitful Films. In Israel Majid hears acclaimed composer, violinist, oud player, and singer Yair Dalal. Born in Israel to Iraqi-Jewish parents, Dalal performs traditional Iraqi music as well as his own compositions and teaches Iraqi music to young Israelis. “Arab” music, once dismissed in Israel, is now all the rage, an irony not lost on Dalal or those students from Arab-Jewish backgrounds.

    Ahmed Mukhtar master oud player. Fruitful Films. In the UK, Majid meets master oud player Ahmed Mukhtar, a composer and recording artist, born in Baghdad but a political refugee in the UK where he teaches oud and Arabic music theory at the University of London.

    On the Banks of the Tigris is an extraordinary story of cultural resilience and identity. When war and conflict dominate the news, this film reminds us that real heroes play music, tell stories, and, in this case, make films.

    KBOO Community Radio - KBOO streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.

    We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

  • Monday
    Jun 26 2017
    Clinton Resistance Series presents FAME for Outside the Frame

    Seven classes a day and a hot lunch. That's what New York City's High School for the Performing Arts guarantees. Stardom? That's something the school's teenage musicians, actors, dancers and dreamers strive for. Fame sings the body electric, celebrating the growing-up process of honing talent, confronting realities, finding love, living life.

    Director Alan Parker (Evita, The Commitments) brings an energetic style to the crisscrossing stories of students (including future Academy Award winner Irene Cara, Paul McCrane (ER), Barry Miller (Saturday Night Fever) and two who returned in the later TV series, Gene Anthony Ray and Lee Curreri). Nominated for six Academy Awards, Fame won Oscars for its dynamic score and title tune.

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Outside the Frame, which was founded with the idea of helping homeless youth value themselves as productive members of society. OTF partners with excellent social service organizations to provide a much-needed creative outlet, technological training, and a sense of success that is contagious and visible to the public.

    To thrive, young people need more than their basic needs met, and OTF offers a model educational and vocational program, where young people create films about issues that matter to them and share them with the public.

    Program graduates have gone on to complete their GED, enroll in college, actively pursue employment and independent living, and make movies.

    Outside the Frame changes the way homeless and marginalized youth see and are seen through film.

    Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

  • Thursday
    Jun 22 2017
    Film Screening of House On Coco Road, about the 1980s US invasion of Grenada

    THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD: the powerful 1980s Afro-centric Jewel revolution took hold on the island nation of Grenada, and then Reagan sent troops to invade. Firsthand accounts from activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Fannie Haughton weave together director Damani Baker’s family portrait of utopian dreams, resistance and civil unrest with a film score composed by music luminary Meshell Ndegeocello. #kboo #blacklivesmatter #angeladavis #meshellnegeocello suggested admission $7-10, but no one turned away for lack of funds!

    A fascinating and under-reported chapter in the never-ending struggle for justice on behalf of black men and women worldwide, as well as a scalding appraisal of Reagan-era racial attitudes at home and abroad.”. Justin Chang - LA TIMES

    In October 1983 the largest military power in the world, the United States, invaded one of the smallest countries on the planet, the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada--a country with a population smaller than Dayton, Ohio, and a military smaller than the New York City Municipal Police Department. The film celebrates women crucial to the Jewel movement, and examines why the US was determined to crush this Black Power Revolution.

  • Monday
    Jun 19 2017
    Clinton Resistance Series presents But I'm A Cheerleader - a Benefit for Sankofa

    In celebration of PRIDE Month, the Clinton Street Resistance Series presents a special screening of BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (1999), directed by Jamie Babbit. This cult classic is a queer coming of age tale centered around the story of a naive teenager sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

    Bring your friends & celebrate Pride with all of your good friends down on Clinton Street.

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Sankofa collective.

    Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

    Sankofa Collective Northwest promotes the health and well-being of Black gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, organizing and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure equal human rights.

    Sankofa Collective Northwest carries out our mission of working towards the liberation of Black LGBTQ persons and therefore all Black people; through our key program areas of Faith Outreach, Youth Outreach, Portland Black Pride, Member Support, and Policy and Advocacy initiatives.

  • Monday
    Jun 12 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance presents Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting.

    Exuberant and stacked hopelessly in favor of its chatty title character, this movie is both enjoyable and the king of the "smart kid/dumb parent" trend. Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media

    Sporadically hilarious, with roots that run far deeper than expected. Adam Smit, Empire

    Admission is free, but you can reserve your seat in advance by making a donation to our nonprofit recipient: National Immigration Law Center.

    Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

    NILC believes that all people who live in the U.S.—regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration and/or economic status—should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Over the years, it's been at the forefront of many of the country’s greatest challenges when it comes to immigration issues, and it plays a major leadership role in addressing the real-life impact of polices that affect the ability of low-income immigrants to prosper and thrive.

    Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

    Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

  • Thursday
    Jun 8 2017
    Film Screenings: Chulas Fronteras, and Del Mero Corazon (KBOO Community Radio)

    CHULAS FRONTERAS & DEL MERO CORAZON Music of the Mexican community on both sides of the border becomes a form of social protest. Suggested admission: $7-10, but no one turned away ever for lack of funds! #kboo #Teardownthewall #noborderwall #loveyourneighbor

    CHULAS FRONTERAS (Beautiful Borders) filmed by the brilliant Les Blank in 1976, tells the story of the norteño or conjunto music which is played on both sides of the Mexico–Texas border. A complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteño musicians of the Texas-Mexican border, including Flaco Jimenez and Lydia Mendoza.

    DEL MERO CORAZON (STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART) documents the cantina way of life, both celebrated and found wanting. Here homes are broken up, and not just by migrant work–sometimes even by the music itself. Both short films by Les Blank 1976. The heart of Chicano culture in love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Performers include, Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela Ortiz, Andres Berlanga, Ricardo Mejia, Conjunto Tamaulipas, Chavela y Brown Express and more

    CHULAS FRONTERAS was selected by The Library Of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and was selected to be added to the National Film Registry list, as one of the 400 motion pictures to be preserved in perpetuity. We will also screen the beautiful short film, Del Mero Corazon, "Straight From The Heart."

    For almost 20 years, Les Blank has scoured modern America for the remnants of a simpler, happier, richer life. A life that usually centers around such indigenous music as blues, zydeco and norteño. His lyric documentaries honor the origins and settings that beget such music in what has evolved into a personal visual language: skies and rivers and roads and fields and pastures; tools and wildflowers; well-worked hands and well-earned faces; and, above all, food–the festive, greasy, smoking, aromatic indelicacies of America’s regional cuisines. His work is a national treasure and is worth a look almost without exception.

    Best of all of these programs is Del Mero Corazon, apparently constructed from Chulas Fronteras outtakes, in which Blank acknowledges, for once, the contradictions of contemporary simplicity. Associative yet acutely shaped, this is a movie in which the cantina way of life is at once celebrated and found wanting. Here homes are broken up, and not just by migrant work–sometimes even by the music itself. There’s more ugliness and sexuality than innocence and nobility of the faces, and the gorgeous two-dimensionality of the hot pastel backgrounds urbanizes Blank’s tone. A yearning lovesong belted over a UFW mural at the finale has more political power than all the slogans in Chulas Fronteras.

    Blank’s work is so warm, human-scale and casual that it’s ideal for home viewing, especially as an opener for one of those mouth-watering meals he always makes you crave.

    A lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Performers include, Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela Ortiz, Andres Berlanga, Ricardo Mejia, Conjunto Tamaulipas, Chavela y Brown Express and more.

    A film by Les Blank, Maureen Gosling,

    Music of the Mexican community on both sides of the border becomes a form of social protest. Initial release: 1976

    Reviewed by Robert Christgau and Carola Dibbell

  • Monday
    May 29 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance presents TOP GUN benefitting Feed The Hungry, Inc.

    Devil-may-care navy pilot Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is sent to Miramar Naval Air Station for advanced training. Here he vies with Tom Kasansky (Val Kilmer) for the coveted "Top Gun" award. When not so occupied, Mitchell carries on a romance with civilian consultant Charlotte Blackwood (Kelly McGillis). Shaken up by the death of a friend, Mitchell loses the Top Gun honor to Kasansky. Worried that he may have lost his nerve, Mitchell is given a chance to redeem himself during a tense international crisis involving a crippled US vessel and a flock of predatory enemy planes.

    The story wasn't new in 1986, but Top Gun scored with audiences on the strength of its visuals, especially the vertigo-inducing aerial sequences. The film made more money than any other film in 1986 and even spawned a 1989 takeoff, Hot Shots. An Academy Award went to the Giogio Moroder-Tom Whitlock song "Take My Breath Away." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Director: Tony Scott Country: United States Year: 1986 Runtime: 110 minutes

    There are elements that hold up - especially Cruise's blinding charisma. The aerial scenes are still thrilling, and perfectly suited to a giant screen. Everything else? Well, that depends on how nostalgic you're feeling. -- Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Feed The Hungry, Inc.

    Founded in 1991, Feed the Hungry, Inc. is a community based, non-profit, non-denominational organization that provides a hearty meal once a week for as many as 165 people.

    Meals are served every Sunday at 2:15 p.m. in the parish hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2036 SE Jefferson St., in downtown Milwaukie, Oregon.

    Those who are homeless, hungry or simply looking for companionship, are received with understanding and respect.

  • Monday
    May 22 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance presents The Last Dragon, benefitting Operation Refugee Child

    In New York City, a young man searches for the "master" plus obtain the final level of martial arts mastery known as the glow. Along the way, he must fight a martial arts expert corrupted with power, and rescue a beautiful singer from an obsessed music promoter.

    "There are three things that you can always count on in a memorable 80s flick: the guy always gets the impossible to get girl, the good guy wins the big fight at the end, and finally the main narrative is just a simple everyday homily. With quotable dialogue beyond my allotted word count and a soundtrack from the King of Motown, The Last Dragongets my “Reboot Ready” Stamp of approval." Jarrett Kruse, Den of Geek

    Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Operation Refugee Child.

    Operation Refugee Child (ORC) distributes backpacks with basic necessities to bring comfort, health, safety and warmth to refugee children and families who have left everything behind. Through their international network of volunteers and local NGOs in US, Middle East and Europe, ORC assembles and distributes backpacks to refugee children and families fleeing violence and war. In 2016, ORC distributed basic necessities and at least 10,000 backpacks to refugee children.

  • Thursday
    May 11 2017
    Plant This Movie

    PLANT THIS MOVIE: Local Filmmaker, Karney Hatch, takes us on a global tour of fantastic urban farms in Havana, Shanghai, Addis Ababa, London, Lima, Calcutta, Lisbon and London- as well as hopeful and inspiring US urban farms -of course here in Portland, too :) #kboo #psxurbanfarms #eatlocal #savethebees With rapidly growing cities and a warming planet, Hatch shows how urban farming is a crucial key for urban health, food, community, habitat and even to help stop climate change. FREE SEEDS & PLANT STARTS to all attendees! Suggested donation: $7-10, with no one turned away for lack of funds! Filmmaker Q&A afterwards, with gardeners and beekeepers on hand to answer questions too. See you there! :) :) :)

    From EcoWatch: Granted, there were fewer people and more open spaces then, but it's still possible to grow a lot of food in urban areas, especially with composting and enriched soil techniques. Toronto plans to supply 25 percent of its fruit and vegetable production within city limits by 2025 and a study from Michigan State University concluded Detroit could grow 70 percent of its vegetables and 40 percent of its fruit on 570 vacant lots covering 5,000 acres of city land. One patch of Detroit land where 12 vacant houses were removed to grow food has supplied almost 200,000 kilograms of produce for 2,000 local families, provided volunteer experience to 8,000 residents and brought the area new investment and increased safety.

    Cities needn't be wastelands of car-choked roads and pavement. Incorporating food production into ever-expanding urban areas makes cities more livable and enhances the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy.

    Investing in small-scale farmers can help lift over 1 billion people out of poverty – UN report. - an estimated 2.5 billion people who manage 500 million smallholder farm households provide over 80 per cent of the food consumed in much of the developing world. Credit: IFAD

    Plant This Movie: 86 minutes.

  • Sunday
    May 7 2017
    Film Screening - Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody

    Our healthcare system doesn't work...Medicaid and Medicare are under attack... what is the solution?

    Join the Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee, Health Care for All Oregon, Nurses for Single Payer, and Alliance for Democracy Portland for a screening and discussion of this important film that exposes the forces preventing us from winning single-payer healthcare for all.

    $5-20 sliding scale, no one turned away.

  • Saturday
    May 6 2017
    Rocky Horror Picture Show - Benefit for Sisters of the Road
    Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

    Join the Clinton Street Cabaret, Portland's oldest, best, and only Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, for two nights of absolute pleasure in support of Sisters Of The Road Café! We will be supporting the Café on our April 29th and May 6th shows.

    Experience the midnight show in all its splendor, complete with audience participation, callbacks, and the Clinton Street Theater live shadowcast, the Clinton Street Cabaret!

    We will be asking for donations at the door, and all proceeds from prop bag sales will go to Sisters of the Road Café. Strap on your fishnets for a great cause!

    Sisters Of The Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood working to create systemic change that will end poverty and homelessness by providing nourishing meals in a safe, dignified space.

    Since 1979 the Café has been a fixture in the community advocating for non-violent social justice and change. Sisters Of The Road exists to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

    The Clinton Street Theater, home to the longest running weekly showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the world, has been thrilling, chilling, and fulfilling the Portland community since 1978.

    Doors open at 11:30 PM Tickets are $8 Prop bags available for purchase (all sales go to Sisters Of The Road Cafe)

  • Monday
    May 1 2017
    Clinton St Resistance presents Pink Floyd: The Wall on 35mm - Night Strike fundraiser

    Here on Clinton Corner, we're doing our bit to make things better with a FREE movie every Monday night. We're taking donations for a good cause, so come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in the bucket.

    Special treat--brought to you on 35mm

    "Nothing is put together for you, but all the pieces of the puzzle are there for you to create what you want. It's refreshing to see a movie that is completely out of the box, and doesn't follow any present forumla. THE WALL is a great rock opera." Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine

    This week's screening is a Fundraiser for Night Strike.

    Night Strike is a community gathering that mobilizes volunteers/services, meets felt needs, and develops relationships that transform lives. It is a unique opportunity for people to spend time under the Burnside Bridge every Thursday night to love people because people matter. It is an opportunity for members of Portland’s homeless community to hang out, enjoy a hot meal, receive a free haircut or shave, have their feet washed and have their old shoes/clothes/sleeping bags replaced. It is also a chance for you to come down and share in the experience, help serve the needs of the homeless in our community, and more importantly, invest in lives and build relationships with the people you meet.

  • Monday
    Apr 10 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance: Monty Python for VeteransResond

    Free screening of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life!! Accepting donations at the door to support VeteransRespond. Help support those that are doing great work and an important part of the community! donate- watch, resist! Find out more here: http://www.veteransrespond.org/

  • Monday
    Apr 3 2017
    Clinton Street Resistance: 1984 benefits ACLU

    Things are really f*cked up right now. And here on Clinton Corner, we're doing our bit to make things better.

    We'll be showing 1984 for free at 7pm! All donations collected at the door with be donated to ACLU

    Find out more at https://www.aclu.org/

    This special weekly event is brought to you by Dot's Cafe, The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, Clinton Street Pub, and Clinton Street Theater.