Dir Stanley Kubrick / UK 1971 – 136 mins Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Adrienne Corri Based on Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel and set in a dystopian near-future Britain, the film follows the trail of ‘ultra-violence’ conducted by a gang of youths led by the charismatic Alex (Malcolm McDowell). His inevitable capture is followed by an attempted rehabilitation with a controversial, psychological conditioning technique. A ground-breaking film on every level, it features the hugely influential electronic score by Wendy Carlos.
The film will be introduced by the Anthony Burgess Foundation in conversation with Paula Benson, the editor of ‘Film + Furniture’ website.
The screening is part of the DM17 Film Season: Reframing Reality, sponsored by Auto Trader, which will run throughout the festival, with screenings at venues across the city.
The season looks at the way film has projected different versions of reality and previews of the future, taking in science fiction classics