A Clockwork Orange
- Friday, September 2, 2011 11:59 p.m.
Set in a dystopian near future, amoral Alex and his gang of droogs have ultraviolence on the mind in Stanley Kubrick's controversial and darkly humorous cult classic. When Alex is captured by the police, he volunteers for an experimental treatment in behavioral reprogramming that leaves him unable to function as a "cured" member of society. Hailed as a chilling and highly stylized masterpiece, the film explores Kubrick’s preoccupation with dehumanizing social institutions that may have far more damaging effects than the dark side of human nature they attempt to control. Introduction provided by David Church, Indiana University. (35mm)