Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 273: Sunday October 3

A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971): Roxy Bar and Screen, 8pm

This is part of the Scala Forever season, a programme of 111 films and events at 26 venues through to October 2 that will celebrate the wonderful Scala cinema at King's Cross which closed in 1993. Here is an article I wrote in the Guardian on the history of the cinema and the season and here are the details of all the movies and special events on offer, via the Scala Forever website.

In fact it's the last screening of the Scala Forever season, sniff . . .

Here is the Scala Forever introduction: Now 40 years old, the film was closely associated with the closure of the Scala after a costly lawsuit from Warners for screening the, then banned, film. But what a masterpiece it is, and a fitting way to bring the season to a close. Based on Anthony Burgess' incredible novel, Kubrick adapted, directed and produced what was to be one of the most controversial films ever made.  Released in 1971, Kubrick asked Warners to withdraw the film from distribution following allegations of copycat killings in the press and it remained officially withdrawn until 2001 when a new print was finally released. We are now able to screen (without fear of lawsuit) one of the most influential and powerful films in history, notable for the language, visual style, performances and music.  Don't miss it on the big screen!

Here is the trailer.

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