A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange. Image courtesy of Photofest.

Crossing the boundaries of science fiction, black comedy and horror, A Clockwork Orange, adapted from Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel of the same name, is one of Stanley Kubrick’s most acclaimed films. Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) and his gang go on an ultra-violent spree through the streets of futuristic England. When betrayed by his group and sent to prison, Alex is granted early release by participating in an experimental rehabilitation to program him against violence. Does the therapy work, or is it as depraved as Alex? Kubrick's sardonic meditation on violence sparked real-life copycat crimes, and Kubrick withdrew the film from British distribution. The film was still Oscar-nominated for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

Film shown in BluRay.

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