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Stanley Kubrick: A Clockwork Orange at BFI Southbank

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Time 18:00
Date 03/04/19
Price £12

Based on Burgess’s 1962 decline-of-civilisation novel, the controversial A Clockwork Orange remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence and social control.

Previews: Wed 03, 18:00 & Thu 04 Apr, 20:20.
Other Dates: Sat 05 - Tue 30 Apr. Various times.

A controversial film, once banned by Warner Brothers at the request of Kubrick, and not seen again in the UK until after his death in 1999, A Clockwork Orange is certainly a classical movie, and one could argue, quite apt in terms of our current, somewhat dysfunctional and almost dystopian society.

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. With A Clockwork Orange Kubrick was striving to deconstruct classic Hollywood narratives and create a cinema that behaved like music – in doing so he created a new, viscerally disturbing mode of storytelling.

Released by the BFI in cinemas around the UK from 5 April 2019, this will be the first UK-wide re-release of A Clockwork Orange since 2000, enabling another generation to see it on the big screen. The release is part of a retrospective Stanley Kubrick season at BFI Southbank (1 April – 31 May) and coincides with Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at The Design Museum (26 April – 15 September) which the BFI is partnering with.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Stanley Kubrick: A Clockwork Orange at BFI Southbank at 20:20 on Thursday 04 April. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: McDowell and Kubrick spent hours recording the film’s voiceovers in the two weeks following production. To break the routine, the pair would play a game on a table outside the recording studio. But, what game did they play?
A: .1) Ping Pong .2) Dungeons and Dragons .3) Crokinole .4) Rummy