Every month, Clinton Street Theatre presents movies you may never get to see on a big screen. The theatre opened with The Exploits of Elaine in 1915 and, built in 1913, is celebrating its centennial all year.
Here are a couple of choice film standouts featured this month at CST.
• Brasslands is screened Friday, July 11 – Thursday July 17. In a tiny Serbian village, a half a million people arrive for the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest trumpet festival. The film chronicles cultural and musical collisions through the personal journeys of 3 musicians: an American, a Serbian, and a Roma – whose lives are bound to Balkan brass for very different reasons.
• The Pleasures Of Being Out Of Step, is a profile of legendary jazz and country music critic and commentator Nat Hentoff. It screens Friday, July 18 through Thursday, July 24. Hentoff, formerly a columnist for 50 + years for The Village Voice and regular contributor to Down Beat, JazzTimes, Legal Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Progressive, Editor & Publisher and The New Yorker turned 89 this year. His career has tracked the cultural and political movements of the last 65 years and the film celebrates his lifework through a mix of interviews, archival footage and music. He wrote extensively about jazz as an art form and has always been way ahead of even ‘alternative’ journalism from the days of the Great Depression and even still to these post-Patriot Act days.
Showtimes, ticket prices and the complete list of July films can be
found at www.cstpdx.com. The box office is at 503.238.5588.