Win Tickets ($20+): Orbit(film) @ Clinton Street Theater | Short Films About Our Solar System

We are giving away a pair of tickets to attend Orbit(film) on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Clinton Street Theater. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, July 6.

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From our sponsors at Clinton Street Theater:
Orbit(film) @ Clinton Street TheaterOrbit(film)
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Shows at 6 & 8 p.m.
Tickets are $6 | All Ages Welcome

Clinton Street Theater
2522 Southeast Clinton Street Portland, OR 97202
(503) 238-5588 | More Info:

Orbit(film) is a project that uses the art of cinema to inspire the art of science and education. A collaborative, 85-minute omnibus movie about our solar system, Orbit(film) is intended for all ages, as grade-schoolers will have their interest in art and science piqued, and older generations will have their youthful love of space renewed.

In Orbit(film), every planet in our solar system is represented by a short film, each made by a different filmmaker, dealing with the science of outer space through creative and emotional storytelling and visual poetry. Some or all of the original source material will come from NASA footage, reinterpreted by each filmmaker to make a portrait of the respective planet. Non-planet films cover the sun, moon and comets.

For more information and a trailer, check out the website.

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14 Responses to Win Tickets ($20+): Orbit(film) @ Clinton Street Theater | Short Films About Our Solar System

  1. JPXXX July 5, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Some years ago in the midst of a violent fever dream, I became the first person to ever intuit the essence of and fully worship the One True Almighty God, “Tammy”. Her gift to me: a three-month all-expenses-paid sightseeing tour to each and every planet in our solar system.

    My thoughts below:

    Mercury: I forgot my sunglasses so this was a week almost totally wasted.

    Venus: Sweltering hot, no place to sit, the ground is like walking on taffy, and once you see one volcano you’ve seen them all. It’s like European cathedrals: enough is enough!

    Earth: Yikes. Also: humans are obsessed with building nail salons. I assume they paint their claws to ward off predators? The Korean food was good.

    Mars: The rovers are clearly not built to be ridden. Great sunsets. Next!

    Jupiter: I was so drunk, I barely remember any of it.

    Saturn: Amazing! The rings are completely underrated. They slowly change if you watch long enough, perturbations of the little moonlets make tiny swirls in some of the smaller rings, and you can see a faint glow between some of the moons.

    Uranus: Cold, and the allergies were awful.

    Neptune: Great swimming, but not much to actually see.

    Pluto: Picayune little dump. The moon Charon is more like a sister planet and it makes this irritating buzzing noise as it passes overhead. I dropped my keyring, busted my toe, ugh. This part of the trip was the worst.

    After I got back, my iPhoto crashed and deleted all my pictures. So I’d like to take a friend to point out where I’ve been. Thank you!

  2. Danielle July 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    I love astronomy so i’d love to go see this film while in Portland this weekend!

  3. Hope July 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    This sounds very interesting and informative. I have been watching various other space documentaries lately, such as “How the Universe was Made” by NOVA, which is amazing! I’d love to complement my learning by enjoyng this show at the Clinton Theatre this weekend.

  4. Frank Byers July 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    No one I’ve talked to remembers “STAR HUSTLER,” the great and dearly missed Jack Horkheimer. Also, my astrologically inclined friends need to know when to plant crops, when they might think they’ll get laid, and when to avoid leaving the house at all.

  5. CJ Martin July 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    I am a divorced dad. My daughter (Meg 14) is starting to break away from her hyper-religious roots (LDS) and will be attending the Beaverton Science & Technology High School this fall. I would love to take her to this film. We don’t come downtown often, but would if we win … thanks

  6. Eric Doyle July 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    I am doing research for my self funded trip to titan, one of the moons of saturn and believe that seeing these short films will help me in my future endeavors. sadly all my funds have been diverted for my travels.

  7. Nick Merrill July 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    I remember Jack Horkheimer, fondly. I can and do also whistle Debussy.

  8. Kelly G July 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    I LOVE space films! I used to be an astronomy grad student, but it turned out to be way above my head. I wanted to be an astronomer, because even though the pay wasn’t good, think of the night life! Also, I like the Clinton Street Theater and it’s new owners. Thanks PDX Pipeline. I hope I win :)

  9. Al July 6, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    art and science are the best mix, because really they are different interpretations of the world around us.

  10. panda July 6, 2012 at 1:25 am #

    i miss pluto

  11. Vincent July 6, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    The solar system is awesome and I’d love to see films about it. If I win I will enjoy the movies more than anyone else.

  12. Erik Pierson July 6, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    This would be a great way to get back into astronomy, meteor showers, and zodiac studies!

  13. Karlo July 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Planet Xeno awaits!

  14. Deb Boyer July 7, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    What an awesome show! Would love to go!

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