Seventh Art Stand Series Double Feature

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Seventh Art Stand Series Double Feature says
Next week, Do503 is dedicating a full week to celebrating our city and giving back to it. They are calling it 5.03 Week, and have these goals in mind:

Support local businesses such as restaurants, bars, and retailers.

Support our community by giving to local charities.

Celebrate the city we call home.

We will be receiving extra promotion on the Do503 website, so I'm combining this with our Seventh Art Stand screening.

The Seventh Art Stand is a nationwide screening and discussion series presented by 50+ theaters, museums, and community centers in 25 states, as an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia.

Cinema is known as the seventh art, and this series highlights the cinematic works of those countries affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban, whose stories and films are rarely screened in the United States. It's a way to build a bridge and not a wall.

Our charity is Immigration Counseling Service, a not-for-profit immigration law firm dedicated to improving the lives of Oregon's immigrant communities through access to affordable legal services and educational forums. They assist United States citizens and lawful permanent residents in obtaining legal status for their families and help asylees and refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Central America. ICS assists victims of domestic violence and victims of serious crimes gain legal status and helps individuals in obtaining work permits through Deferred Action programs. Through a contract with the United States Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, ICS provides social services advocacy, case management and referral services to trafficking survivors.

Brief notes on our double-feature:

The first film in our double-feature, SYRIA: CHESS MATCH AT THE BORDERS explains in part the "who, what, where, and why" of Syria. We invite viewers to put on their thinking caps, and delve into its history and politics.

The second film, ZINAT, ONE SPECIAL DAY, highlights the plight of women in Iran.

"The film celebrates the empowerment of women, not abstractly, but in direct life situations, without sentimentality or manipulation of scenes or dialogue... The film captures Zinat at home with her family, children, and relatives as she runs for election in the village council. Her great social service to the village seems to undermine patriarchal resistance to her. Zinat's unique qualities, alongside her wit and charm, are no small influence in paving the way for new roles for rural [Iranian] women."—Al Jadid - A Review & Record of Arab Culture and Arts

We are asking for a suggested donation of $10, with $5 from every ticket going to Immigration Counseling Service. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

As part of our participating in 5.03 Week, we are offering free popcorn to everyone in attendance, and a "two-for-one" pass to be used at any time in the future.

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By: Clinton Street Theater