Win Tickets ($20+): The First Movie @ Clinton Street Theater | Post-Hussein Iraq Through A Child’s Eyes

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see The First Movie at Clinton Street Theater on Friday, May 11, 2012 and Saturday, May 12, 2012. To win, comment on this post which showing you’d like to attend and why. Winners will be drawn and emailed on Friday, May 11.

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From our sponsors at Clinton Street Theater:
The First Movie @ Clinton Street TheaterThe First Movie
Friday, May 11 – Thursday, May 17, 2012
Showtimes at 7 & 9 p.m.
No 9 p.m. shows May 12 or 15
Tickets are $6, $4 on Tuesdays

Clinton Street Theater
2522 Southeast Clinton Street Portland, OR 97202
(503) 238-5588
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THE FIRST MOVIE is a tribute to the imaginative resilience of children. When filmmaker Mark Cousins and his crew travel to Goptapa, a small Kurdish Village in Northern Iraq devastated by Saddam Hussein’s regime, they discover children who have known nothing but war their entire lives and have never experienced the magic of cinema.

The filmmakers sew together a movie screen from old sheets and set up a projector, instantly creating a movie theater that plays children’s classics in the village center. But the real magic happens when the children receive Flip camcorders and create their own movies filled with a child’s wonder and boundless imagination. The resulting films are the true gift of THE FIRST MOVIE; they are tickets to see a different Iraq, and the world, through a child’s transformative eyes. The film conveys the power of cinema to enchant and inspire, even amidst the bloodshed of war.

¬Å“A terrifically enjoyable and engaging film: open-minded and open-hearted, and utterly unlike the material on regular commercial release¬Â- PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN

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4 Responses to Win Tickets ($20+): The First Movie @ Clinton Street Theater | Post-Hussein Iraq Through A Child’s Eyes

  1. Daniel May 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    I was in Iraq, working for the Army in Mosul in ’04-’05. I would welcome a chance to see a light shining out of the darkness of that time.

  2. Vikki May 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Wow… I would love to take my some to the Friday showing. We have a wonderfully diverse family and many friends from across the sea. This would be a great way to begin Mothers Day weekend!

  3. marc May 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I’m a US Army veteran of the Iraq war and would really like to see this. But I’m broke and would really like to win tickets.

  4. Tall ass Chris May 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    I just love any film that comes to Clinton.

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