Nominated for four Academy Awards (including Best Picture and Best Director of 1971), Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange has stood the collective test of time as one of cinema's masterpieces. Continuously on cinephiles' top 10 lists, the film, adapted from the novel by Anthony Burgess, only appears to be more timely (and risque) as the years pass.
Now the celebrated film will get another run in theaters this spring, courtesy of Warner Bros. and the BFI. If you happen to live in the United Kingdom and are available the week of April 5th, 2019, don't miss what for many might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
A new 30-second TV Spot has been released to celebrate the new theatrical run next month. Be sure to check it out below (and buy tickets here).
Official plot synopsis: "Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ decline-of-civilisation novel remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control.
Set in a flamboyantly stylised near-future where gangs of disenfranchised teenagers indulge in narcotic cocktails and revel in acts of ‘ultraviolence’, the film centres on Alex (McDowell) and his band of droogs.
Following a botched home invasion, Alex is arrested and subsequently sentenced to serve 14 years in prison. Two years later, Alex is visited by a government minister who offers him the opportunity to complete his rehabilitation in two weeks if he agrees to be subjected to the ‘Ludovico Technique’, an experimental and controversial form of aversion therapy."