Art Theatre screens “A Clockwork Orange” Friday
2010-03-17 · By Editor
Join Mondo Celluloid Friday night for a nearly-midnight showing of A Clockwork Orange at the Art Theatre on Fourth Street’s Retro Row. The film screens at 11:55 p.m.
Winner of the New York Film Critics awards for Best Picture and Best Director, and nominated for four Academy Awards, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange is considered by many to be one of the finest films of the 1970’s, as well as one of the most accomplished film adaptations of a novel in the history of cinema.
Based on Anthony Burgess’ challenging and controversial dystopian 1962 novel, A Clockwork Orange tells the tale of Alex, a charismatic young hoodlum who leads his gang of thugs through vicious attacks on innocent victims in a futuristic England.
Driven by violence, obsessed with Beethoven, and monstrously unsympathetic, Alex’s crimes catch up with him when he is arrested after a particularly violent attack. After years in prison, Alex volunteers to undergo a new form of “aversion therapy,” after which he suddenly finds himself a pawn in a political game between a corrupt government and a driven underground opposition.
Fueled by Malcolm McDowell’s iconic performance, Wendy Carlos’ legendary score, and John Alcott’s pristine cinematography, A Clockwork Orange is a peerless and powerful cinematic experience. Mondo Celluloid are proud to present a 35mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, courtesy of our friends at Warner Bros.
A Clockwork Orange takes to the silver screen on Friday, March 19 at 11:55 p.m. The Art Theatre is located at: 2025 East 4th Street Long Beach, CA 90814-1001.
Guests who come dressed as a “Droog” (a character from the film) will get a 50% discount off their ticket. For tickets to Mondo Celluloid screenings and events at The Art Theatre of Long Beach, click here.
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