Bookmans’ Banned Books on Film presents A Clockwork Orange
In our current climate of controversy over violence in movies and video games, it’s the perfect time to take in A Clockwork Orange, director Stanley Kubrick’s movie masterpiece of malevolent mayhem – the first movie in Bookmans’ “Banned Books on Film” series.
A Clockwork Orange is based on the dystopian novel of the same title, written by Anthony Burgess in 1962. It’s a story of ultra-violence and governmental reconditioning gone awry, but like most of Kubrick’s work, this movie demands thoughtful analysis and discussion to fully grasp its message.
Bookmans has always fought censorship and A Clockwork Orange – a controversial film from 1971 that was so shocking it had to be re-cut for US audiences and was banned in the United Kingdom for over two decades due to its alleged links to real violence in that country – is an excellent choice to start their new film screening series.
During the February “First Friday” events in Phoenix, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange will host a special presentation of A Clockwork Orange at the Phoenix Art Museum’s Whiteman Hall. Start time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $7:00 at the Whiteman Hall entrance or online – Museum admission is complimentary. Get more information at the event’s Facebook page.