March 16 – 18, 2012, at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres
Malcolm McDowell serves as poster child for the prototypical British punk, the rebellious missing link between angry young thespians like Albert Finney and Richard Harris and later magnetic performers such as Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Jude Law and musician Johnny Rotten. McDowell’s working-class roots laboring in his dad's pub and his open, vocal disdain for his short stay in the Royal Shakespeare Company anticipated his brilliant film debut in IF... and his subsequent portrayal of charming sociopath Alex in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. This startling, explosive talent was unwilling to ever accept the status quo. His track record, ranging from films like O LUCKY MAN! and TIME AFTER TIME to later acclaimed movies such as ASSASSIN OF THE TSAR and the stylish GANGSTER NO. 1, are evidence of a fiery, youthful brilliance undiminished by time.
Join us for an in-person tribute to Malcolm McDowell, which also includes a screening of EVILENKO.
Membership Incentive: Join as a new Member of the American Cinematheque at the Dual Level or above during this series and take home a copy of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE on Blu-Ray and O LUCKY MAN on DVD (while supplies last) courtesy of Warner Home Video.
Don’t miss McDowell being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, March 16, at 11:30 AM outside the Pig 'N Whistle pub next to the Egyptian Theatre.
Series compiled by Gwen Deglise and Grant Moninger.