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“A Clockwork Orange” at the Museum of Art, Oct. 31

October 17, 2012 Leave a comment
The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Candace Gwaltney
Indianapolis Museum of Art
http://imamuseum.org/

A Clockwork Orange
(1971, dir. Stanley Kubrick, 136 mins. R)
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
7:00 p.m.
The Toby
$9 Public, $5 Member

Crossing the boundaries of science fiction, black comedy and horror, A Clockwork Orange, adapted from Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel of the same name, is one of Stanley Kubrick’s most acclaimed films. It is scheduled to be screened on Oct. 31 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) and his gang go on an “ultra-violent” spree through the streets of futuristic England. When betrayed by his group and sent to prison, Alex is granted early release by participating in experimental rehabilitation to program him against violence. Does the therapy work, or is it as depraved as Alex?

Kubrick’s sardonic meditation on violence sparked real-life copycat crimes, and Kubrick withdrew the film from British distribution. But the film was Oscar-nominated for Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Film shown in BluRay.

For more information about the Museum of Art, visit http://imamuseum.org/, or call 317-923-1331.