As part of its retrospective "The Films of Stanley Kubrick," the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre screens what is probably Kubrick's most adventurous and bizarre classic. Released in 1971, A Clockwork Orange was based on Anthony Burgess's novel, and was initially Rated X upon release for its graphic violence and subject matter. Malcolm McDowell astonishes as a Beethoven-loving ringleader of a band of thugs. The film carries a nihilistic chill like none other. Thursday, Aug. 16, at 9:20 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, at 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11:30 p.m. AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Tickets are $11. Call 301-495-6720 or visit afi.com/Silver.
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