A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
WED 21 MAR @ 7PM
1971 | R18+ | 136 mins |UK | D: Stanley Kubrick
Hugely controversial on its release, this provocative and visually stunning nightmare is a landmark of dystopian cinema. The NFSA has recently acquired a brand new, never before screened 35mm of Kubrick’s classic.
'What our nightmares have accustomed us to see in dreams, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange shows us in broad daylight. It is one of the most unsettling films in the whole of cinema. After it's gripped you by a bold, violent and clever story that is an allegory of power and corruption couched in the terms of a horror comic, the film expands into an infinity of terrifying implications for us and the times we live in. The urban landscape of A Clockwork Orange exists in a world that has lost its humanity ... Malcolm McDowell's performance (as Alex) is that of a true star ... he represents a generation that has taken the ultimate leave of its parents. The belief that our children will reproduce us is what has kept the race going, but seeing A Clockwork Orange, one's faith is blasted. From it, one brings away the fear that our children will kill us.' Neil Norman, London Evening Standard, 2003
Also screening SAT 17 MAR 1PM | Arc Cinema | $15/13