The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents FOR ADULTS ONLY: PRE-NC-17 CINEMA IN AMERICA, a weekend (September 10 – 12, 2004), of movies that were rated X upon original release. The series kicks off with a new 35mm print of Bernardo Bertolucci’s LAST TANGO IN PARIS (1972, MGM/UA), presented in memory of the film’s star Marlon Brando. Other films include Russ Meyer’s BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1970, 20th Century Fox/Criterion), a pop-culture sexfest about a girl band, written by Roger Ebert!; Ralph Bakshi’s animated FRITZ THE CAT (1972, MGM/UA), based on R. Crumb’s 60’s counter-culture comics; Stanley Kubrick’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971, Warners); New York hustler drama MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969, MGM/UA) starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman; Haskall Wexler’s MEDIUM COOL (1969, Paramount), a look at the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention riots; PERFORMANCE (1970, Warner Bros.) starring a very young Mick Jagger; and Ken Russell’s blasphemous THE DEVILS (1971, Warner Bros.). Writer, critic and author of the book The Ratings Game, Stephen Farber will appear for discussion after the screening of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
For more info, visit the American Cinematheque website.