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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Presents 'An Evening with Kathleen Turner'
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Tuesday April 5, 2016 - 4:59 PM
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon will welcome Oscar- and Tony-nominated actress/activist Kathleen Turner to Portland for a special film screening on Tuesday, May 3rd at the historic Clinton Street Theater. 

"An Evening with Kathleen Turner" will include a double feature of Francis Ford Coppola's heartwarming "Peggy Sue Got Married," for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, and John Waters' cult classic "Serial Mom." Radio personality Daria Eliuk of 105.1 The Buzz will host an audience Q&A with Turner between the two films. 

One of America's premier actresses, Kathleen Turner has created unforgettably strong characters on stage and screen with her blend of raw sexuality, beauty, intelligence and drive. She has garnered critical acclaim for her performances in various movies including "Body Heat," for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe; Romancing the Stone" and "Prizzi's Honor," for which she earned Golden Globe Awards; and "The War of the Roses," which brought her yet another Golden Globe nomination. Turner's extensive film credits also include "The Man with Two Brains" with Steve Martin, "The Jewel of the Nile" with Michael Douglas, "The Accidental Tourist," "V.I. Warshawski," "Naked in New York," "Moonlight and Valentino," "The Real Blonde" and Sofia Coppola's "The Virgin Suicides." 

Turner has also starred on Broadway in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," for which she received a Tony nomination; "Indiscretions"; "The Graduate"; and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," for which she received a second Tony nomination. In 2006, she reprised her role in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and was awarded the Evening Standard Award and the Critics Circle Award. 
She is the author of "Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love and Leading Roles," a frank, funny, irreverent and inspiring memoir. 

A highly active advocate for women's health and civil liberties, Turner has served as chairwoman of Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Board of Advocates, testifying before Congress on the U.S. family planning program and on the Equity of Prescription Insurance Contraception Coverage Act. She remains passionate about changing the current social climate in the United States to respect women's personal health decisions. 

WHAT: An Evening with Kathleen Turner 
WHEN: Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 (door 6pm, program 7-11pm) 
WHERE: Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St., Portland 
COST: $30 from

Photo: "An Evening with Kathleen Turner" is a benefit for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon.

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