[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.
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 Trouble, the new documentary on civil rights icon John Lewis, who died July 17. A screening scheduled for Aug. 7 had already sold out.