Brunel University London has been the backdrop for many films and television shows over its first five decades. To celebrate our 50th anniversary we are launching a series of screenings of some of the most memorable, starting with Kubrick’s iconic A Clockwork Orange.
Released in 1971, the controversial film reveals a bleak future society through the eyes of delinquent ‘droog’ Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) whose life of crime and violence leads to prison and reconditioning in the sinister Ludovico medical facility, aka Brunel’s iconic lecture centre. The film generated such controversy when it came out that it was banned in the UK (at Kubrick’s request) and wasn’t publicly released again until 1999.
This special screening event will also include a discussion on the film and the controversy it generated, led by Brunel’s film and television academics.