Film center axes screening of ‘Kindergarten Cop,’ replaces it with John Lewis documentary

Film center axes screening of ‘Kindergarten Cop,’ replaces it with John Lewis documentary
Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Kindergarten Cop' (Image: Universal)

[Ed. – Instead of something else that’s ‘political,’ why don’t they substitute a screening of ‘Gone with the Wind’? Oh, wait.]

NW Film Center had planned to kick off Cinema Unbound, its summer drive-in movie series at Zidell Yards, on Aug. 6 with a screening of the 1990 action-comedy Kindergarten Cop.

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a police detective who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to bust a drug dealer. … NWFC had planned to show the film “for its importance in Oregon filmmaking history,” according to a press release.

Those plans are now off — in part, it would appear, due to an online campaign against the screening.

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In announcing the cancellation, NWFC said it came to the decision after … “staff and community members” convinced them that, given the current political climate, it would be wiser instead to add a second screening of Good Troublethe new documentary on civil rights icon John Lewis, who died July 17. A screening scheduled for Aug. 7 had already sold out.

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