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Roxy Book Club

A Clockwork Orange

This July and August, The Roxy takes you on an odyssey through some of cinema's most exciting, provocative, and unforgettable visions: SCI-FI SUMMER. 

Roxy Book Club: Which is better, the book or the movie? To find out, take the month to read this month’s Roxy Book Club selection, Anthony Burgess' near-future masterpiece. We'll have a discussion about the book and its adaptation after the 5:00 film screening. Copies of the book will be for sale in the Roxy lobby!

Kubrick dissects the nature of violence in this darkly ironic, near-future satire complete with "Nadsat" slang. Classical music-loving proto-punk Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence." Casting a coldly pessimistic view on the then-future of the late '70s-early '80s, Kubrick and production designer John Barry created a world of high-tech cultural decay, mixing old details like bowler hats with bizarrely alienating "new" environments like the Milkbar. Released in 1971, the film sparked considerable controversy in the U.S. with its X-rated violence; after copycat crimes in England, Kubrick withdrew the film from British distribution until after his death. Opinion was divided on the meaning of Kubrick's detached view of this shocking future, but, whether the discord drew the curious or Kubrick's scathing diagnosis spoke to the chaotic cultural moment, A Clockwork Orange became a hit. On the heels of New York Film Critics Circle awards as Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay, Kubrick received Oscar nominations in all three categories. 


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July 10 & 13: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
July 12: TOTAL RECALL (Inferno of Danger)
July 17 & 20: INCEPTION in 35mm
July 19 - 25: STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE
July 21: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Roxy Book Club)
July 24 & 27: THE MATRIX
July 26 - August 1: STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
July 26: THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION (Trash Vault)
July 30: SOLARIS (Cinema Abroad)
July 31 & August 3: BRAZIL
August 2 - August 8: STAR WARS: EPISODE VI - THE RETURN OF THE JEDI
August 7 & 10: EX MACHINA
August 9: DEMOLITION MAN (Inferno of Danger)
August 9 - 15: ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
August 14 & 17: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 3RD KIND
August 16: 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS (Trash Vault)
August 21 & 24: ROBOCOP
August 23 - 29: THE FIFTH ELEMENT

Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Written by: Stanley Kubrick
Rated: R
Duration: 137 min
Released: 1971
Genre: Science Fiction
Country: US/UK

Roxy Book Club

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Showtimes

Sunday, July 21st