This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Anthony Burgess novel “A Clockwork Orange” while director Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation recently celebrated its 40th anniversary .
So what better time to revisit a bit of the old ultra-violence?
On May 19, the Hero Complex Film Festival will welcome special guest Malcolm McDowell, who delivered the performance of a lifetime in the 1971 Kubrick classic but walked away with complicated feelings toward the film and the filmmaker. The actor, who just received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, will talk about that personal journey, his memories of Burgess and reflections on a long and vivid career (which includes “If…,” “Time After Time,” “Caligula” and the unsatisfying murder of Capt. James T. Kirk).
The Q&A starts at 4 p.m. and will followed by a screening of “A Clockwork Orange,” which was banned in England for more than two decades – and also nominated for the Oscar for best picture.
The third edition of the Hero Complex Film Festival runs May 18-21 at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live. Tickets are now on sale. For a full list of screenings and ticket information, visit the festival landing page.
– Geoff Boucher
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