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Bookmans Presents "Banned Books on Film -- A Clockwork Orange" at Phoenix Art Museum in February

Calling all film buffs, Kubrick fans, First Friday glitterati, or anybody who still hasn't seen the electrifyingly disturbing, nihilistic film portrayal of Anthony Burgess's book by the same name.

Bookmans is presenting "Banned Books on Film-A Clockwork Orange"at the Phoenix Art Museum's Whiteman Hall this First Friday, in honor of its fight against censorship and promoting freedom of expression.

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Kubrick's adaptation of the Burgess's novel is nothing short of spectacular, if for no other reason than its utter disregard for society's politically-correct predisposition and shameful desire for protection from awareness of the existence of people like Alex, the story's main character.

The film also presents the cringe-inducing violence with classical music: a conflicting pairing that at the surface appears an obvious attempt at displaying the parallels between light and dark, and good and evil, without coming off as trite.

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"A Clockwork Orange" became a very controversial film. Kubrick pulled the film from being released in England, and the film was subsequently banned until after his death. It was not released for distribution in the U.K. until 2000.

Even if you have seen the film, perhaps it warrants another gander-it has an uncanny ability to still feel culturally relevant and ahead of its time, even after 40 years since its inception.

Support Phoenix's local museums, bookstores, and stand up in the fight against censorship by checking out the film this First Friday, February 1st at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 and are available online or at the door at Whiteman Hall.

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