A Clockwork Orange

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
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Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick McGee

 

1971, UK, 136 minutes, Digital

Language: English

Distributor: Warner Bros Entertainment

Program Notes

Kubrick 90
Beginning July 26th, the SNF Parkway celebrates Stanley Kubrick’s would-be 90th birthday with a retrospective of the master filmmaker’s invaluable contributions to the history of cinema. The series will occur twice monthly and will showcase each of the director’s films in turn.

Stomping, whomping, stealing, singing, tap-dancing, violating.

Hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has a good time—at the tragic expense of others. His journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen and back again forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick’s future-shock vision of Anthony Burgess’ novel.

Controversial when first released, A Clockwork Orange won New York Film Critics “Best Picture” and “Best Director” Awards and earned four Oscar nominations, including “Best Picture.”

Forty years after first hitting theaters, the power of A Clockwork Orange still entices, shocks and holds us in its grasp.


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