A Clockwork Orange
Viddy well, little brothers and sisters. Viddy well... Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo are kicking off our epic year-long homage to iconic filmmaker Stanley Kubrick with a bit of the old ultra-violence. Timed to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of CLOCKWORK author Anthony Burgess, we're screening Kubrick's dystopian droog tale for one night only at Alamo Drafthouse locations across the country. Your ticket not only buys admission, but it also includes a commemorative t-shirt featuring the seminal CLOCKWORK opening shot of Alex, played by Malcolm McDowell. Based on the novel of the same name, Kubrick's film hews closely to its source, presenting a dystopian England of the near-future where slang-spouting, hallucinogen-spiked milk-drinking hooligans run amok. McDowell stars as Alex, one particularly nasty "malchick" who spends his nights in pursuit of violent kicks -- quite literally. That is until a particularly horrible assault lands him jail where he undergoes a radical behavior modification program and is returned to society a "cured" man. A mesmerizing and -- even some forty-plus years on -- still chilling dose of future-shock, not to mention essential big screen viewing.