Clinton Street Theater

Location

2522 Southeast Clinton Street
Portland
,
OR
97202
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US

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Past Events

Thursday
Dec
8
2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
The Reverend Billy and the Non-stop Shopping Choir's: WHAT WOULD JESUS BUY? An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt.) The film also delves into issues such as the role sweatshops play in America's mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture. From the humble beginnings of preaching at his portable pulpit on New York City subways, to having a congregation of thousands - Bill Talen (aka Rev. Billy) has become the leader of not just a church, but a national movement. Written by Warrior Poets Releasing
Thursday
Nov
10
2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
KBOO and the Clinton Street Theater have partnered to bring you a monthly film series about....well, it could be about radio, or about anyone of the many programs that KBOO airs--politics, labor, human rights, and, of course, lots of music. Calvin Coolidge Goes Crazy A story set in 1927 expanding on the true story of Calvin Coolidge's decision in 1927 to not run for a second term as president of the United States. On August 2 of that year he hosted a press conference where he handed out slips of paper to the press that said "I do not choose to run for president in 1928." He then added "There will be nothing more from this office today." In addition to Calvin, the story features his wife Grace, their daughter Petunia, the valet Norris, and the jazz trumpet player Jack Purvis. Petunia is mad about jazz music and spends hours listening to jazz records in the White House. Her parents worry she will become a flapper. When Calvin hears a Bix Beiderbecke record he is struck by the beauty of it and he himself goes jazz crazy. During a trip to New York he dons a disguise and travels to Harlem to hear live jazz. He is befriended by the young musician Jack Purvis. On a second trip to New York he is discovered in his disguise by his wife as he tries to sneak back back into their hotel room in the middle of the night. His wife convinces him that it unwise for the president of the United States to be clandestinely hanging out in Harlem. Calvin decides to bring Jazz to the White House. He builds a speakeasy in the basement that is connected to the outside world by a tunnel with many twists and turns to confuse anyone of its location. He then contacts Jack Purvis to create a house band. This brings Jack and the daughter together. Things goes bad when Gangsters try to blackmail Calvin into giving them control of the action. With songs from the era by Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Fats Waller, Cole Porter, Rube Bloom and Jack Yellen. Musical Director: De Henderson Written, Produced and Directed by Dennis Nyback Cast in order of appearance: Announcer: SW Conser Grace: Rachel Foote Allen Petunia: Emily Young Calvin: Colin Fisher Norris: Keith Delaney Jack: Dennis Nyback Frank Costello: Dan Keller Graham McNamee: SW Conser $7-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.
Friday
Nov
4
2016
Friday, November 4, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
In the 1950s, dozens of jazz musicians jam night after night in a dilapidated New York loft building, not realizing they are all being secretly captured in sound and pictures by acclaimed LIFE Magazine photographer W. Eugene Smith, who lives in the loft space next door. Thelonious Monk stops by to rehearse; drummer Ronnie Free gets hooked on hard drugs; Smith begins to tape-record his own phone calls; the '50s give way to the '60s. In a layering of interviews, vignettes and powerful melodies from famed musicians, director and WNYC producer Sara Fishko (Fishko Files) recreates the vibrant culture of New York's mid-century jazz era for the modern day viewer, resurrecting the voices captured in each of Smith's evocative photographs. Suggested donation $7-10, no one turned away for lack of funds! https://www.facebook.com/events/670525523115671/
Friday
Oct
21
2016
Friday, October 21, 2016 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
INCARCERATING US Clinton Street Theater Event co-sponsored by KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM, Oregon Jericho, Portland Anarchist Black Cross. JoAnn Hardesty, President of Portland NAACP, and Benny Justice from Black Lives Matter, will speak after film with audience discussion on how to end mass imprisonment. Shockingly, the US imprisons more people than any other country in the world, including China, which has a billion more people. Incarcerating US tells the story of America’s broken criminal justice system through the eyes of those who created it, those who have suffered through it, and those who are fighting to change it. After decades of failures, now is the time to unshackle the Land of the Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1698238597168077/ Incarcerating US is a feature-length documentary that exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the Land of the Free through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest prison population in the history of the world. Through dramatic first-hand accounts, expert testimony, and shocking statistics, Incarcerating US asks fundamental questions about the prison system in America: What is the purpose of prison? Why did our prison population explode in the 1970s? What can make our justice system more just? The film begins with a brief overview of U.S. prisons and the flawed policies that fueled unprecedented overincarceration. In many cases, these laws exacerbate problems they were designed to solve. Through both empirical evidence and the eyes of those tragically affected by the system for committing minor crimes, we see the failures of two major initiatives: the War on Drugs and mandatory minimum sentences. Special admission suggested $7-10, no one turned away for lack of funds. https://www.facebook.com/events/1698238597168077/
Thursday
Oct
20
2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
SPACE IS THE PLACE: Afro-Futurist Film A true underground classic. Witness: not-of-this-earth music, the funky righteousness of Sun Ra, cinematic excellence and be prepared to alter your destiny...This movie is truly mind blowing. Afro-Futurist ritual drama blended - explosively - with the iconography of Shaft. Suggested $7-10, no one turned away for lack of funds! https://www.facebook.com/events/1786952218187455/# Space Is the Place is an 85-minute Afrofuturist science fiction film released in 1974. It was directed by John Coney, written by Sun Ra and Joshua Smith, and features Sun Ra and his Arkestra. A soundtrack was released on Evidence Records. Space is the Place exists in a multiverse of genres - a militant blaxploitation free-jazz absurdist sci-fi cosmodrama. It seems to have begun as a double homage, Jim Newman's desire to document Ra's visionary music merging with John Coney's love of fifties low budget science fiction movies like First Space Ship on Venus. Ra's lifetime vision of expanding the cosmic consciousness of African Americans was superimposed on the street life of the early seventies Oakland 'hood . "It was a time of dislocation, " recalls Coney, placing the film in the context of the Black Panther movement and the radical paranoia of the Vietnam years. Afro-Futurist ritual drama blended - explosively - with the iconography of Shaft. Produced by Jim Newman and directed by John Coney. Script by Joshua Smith , in consultation with Sun Ra. Photography by Seth Hill, Pat Riley, Emiko Omori. Effects by James Catania , Thomas Stern. Music composed by Sun Ra & performed by the Intergalactic Myth-Science Solar Arkestra - Kwame Hadi-tp, cga, vib; Wayne Harris-tp; Marshall Allen-as, fl, ob, bsn, kora, perc; Danny Davis-as, fl, acl, perc; Larry Northington-as, cga; John Gilmore-ts, d, perc, voc; Eloe Omoe )-bcl, bgo, perc; Danny Ray Thompson-bs, perc; Sun Ra-p, Mini-Moog syn, Farfisa org, Hohner Clavinet, Rocksichord; Lex Humphries-d; Ken Moshesh-cga; June Tyson-voc, bells (Sound track album: Space is the Place on Evidence Records)
Sunday
Oct
16
2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
A Rockabilly musical homage to John Waters' cult-classic film. In 1950s Baltimore, Wade Walker aka "Cry Baby," a bad-boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good-girl, and sets her popular boyfriend on a quest for revenge. $12 advance, $15 door for Sunday matinee. $15 advance, $18 door for Friday and Saturday nights. http://www.stageworksink.com/cry-baby Cast List: Illya Torres - Cry-baby Kylie Rose - Allison Shawn Cates - Baldwin Elizabeth Hadley - Pepper Carley Kingston - Wanda Jaime Langton - Hatchet Face Steve Coker-Milton Marcella Laasch-Mrs Vernon Williams/Ramona Bethany Hankins-Lenora Bill Holznagel-Belveder With: John Corr, Jeff George, Morgan Cox & Dug Martell as the Wiffles And Featuring: Maria Delorenzo, Tasha Danner, Christie Quinn, Sophi Foti, Amanda Healy & Lizzie Lucas ​ StageWorks Ink is a unique fringe theatre company that creates exciting and entertaining theatre through live interactive performance combining live action, incredible musical performances and puppetry with the goal of exceeding our audiences' expectations and blowing them away.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
A Rockabilly musical homage to John Waters' cult-classic film. In 1950s Baltimore, Wade Walker aka "Cry Baby," a bad-boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good-girl, and sets her popular boyfriend on a quest for revenge. $12 advance, $15 door for Sunday matinee. $15 advance, $18 door for Friday and Saturday nights. http://www.stageworksink.com/cry-baby Cast List: Illya Torres - Cry-baby Kylie Rose - Allison Shawn Cates - Baldwin Elizabeth Hadley - Pepper Carley Kingston - Wanda Jaime Langton - Hatchet Face Steve Coker-Milton Marcella Laasch-Mrs Vernon Williams/Ramona Bethany Hankins-Lenora Bill Holznagel-Belveder With: John Corr, Jeff George, Morgan Cox & Dug Martell as the Wiffles And Featuring: Maria Delorenzo, Tasha Danner, Christie Quinn, Sophi Foti, Amanda Healy & Lizzie Lucas ​ StageWorks Ink is a unique fringe theatre company that creates exciting and entertaining theatre through live interactive performance combining live action, incredible musical performances and puppetry with the goal of exceeding our audiences' expectations and blowing them away.
Saturday
Oct
15
2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
A Rockabilly musical homage to John Waters' cult-classic film. In 1950s Baltimore, Wade Walker aka "Cry Baby," a bad-boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good-girl, and sets her popular boyfriend on a quest for revenge. $12 advance, $15 door for Sunday matinee. $15 advance, $18 door for Friday and Saturday nights. http://www.stageworksink.com/cry-baby Cast List: Illya Torres - Cry-baby Kylie Rose - Allison Shawn Cates - Baldwin Elizabeth Hadley - Pepper Carley Kingston - Wanda Jaime Langton - Hatchet Face Steve Coker-Milton Marcella Laasch-Mrs Vernon Williams/Ramona Bethany Hankins-Lenora Bill Holznagel-Belveder With: John Corr, Jeff George, Morgan Cox & Dug Martell as the Wiffles And Featuring: Maria Delorenzo, Tasha Danner, Christie Quinn, Sophi Foti, Amanda Healy & Lizzie Lucas ​ StageWorks Ink is a unique fringe theatre company that creates exciting and entertaining theatre through live interactive performance combining live action, incredible musical performances and puppetry with the goal of exceeding our audiences' expectations and blowing them away.
Friday
Oct
14
2016
Friday, October 14, 2016 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
A Rockabilly musical homage to John Waters' cult-classic film. In 1950s Baltimore, Wade Walker aka "Cry Baby," a bad-boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good-girl, and sets her popular boyfriend on a quest for revenge. $12 advance, $15 door for Sunday matinee. $15 advance, $18 door for Friday and Saturday nights. http://www.stageworksink.com/cry-baby Cast List: Illya Torres - Cry-baby Kylie Rose - Allison Shawn Cates - Baldwin Elizabeth Hadley - Pepper Carley Kingston - Wanda Jaime Langton - Hatchet Face Steve Coker-Milton Marcella Laasch-Mrs Vernon Williams/Ramona Bethany Hankins-Lenora Bill Holznagel-Belveder With: John Corr, Jeff George, Morgan Cox & Dug Martell as the Wiffles And Featuring: Maria Delorenzo, Tasha Danner, Christie Quinn, Sophi Foti, Amanda Healy & Lizzie Lucas ​ StageWorks Ink is a unique fringe theatre company that creates exciting and entertaining theatre through live interactive performance combining live action, incredible musical performances and puppetry with the goal of exceeding our audiences' expectations and blowing them away.
Thursday
Oct
13
2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
SEX and BROADCASTING is a human and humorous look at New Jersey's WFMU, an independent radio station that refuses any programming boundaries. Most of its disc jockeys are unpaid volunteers, working for their love of surprising, spontaneous radio. As the film unfolds, WFMU reaches a crisis: With six months until their next fundraising marathon, they are almost out of money. Can WFMU stay on the air and stay true to its independent spirit? SEX AND BROADCASTING explores the past and present of this essential, weird and utterly unique American institution while telling the gripping, yet comical, story of its fight for survival. An inside look with subplots about The Best Show, Jewish Moments in the Morning known lovingly at JM in the AM, and the life of Ken Freeman. https://www.facebook.com/events/1666454393672625/