Here's some exciting news: the good folks at Mondo have teamed up with Warner Bros. and the Stanley Kubrick Estate for a year-long celebration of the dearly-departed director, with a whole series of screenings and specialty swag planned for attendees.
They're leading off the entire thing with nationwide, one-night-only screenings of A Clockwork Orange on February 21st, but it sounds like they have a lot more planned. Let's take a look.
Here's the press release:
Austin, TX - January 19, 2017 - Viddy well, droogs, astronauts, marines and hotel managers, viddy well! Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo are proud to announce an epic homage to filmmaker Stanley Kubrick with a series of screenings and officially licensed apparel running throughout 2017.
Working in partnership with Warner Bros. and the Stanley Kubrick Estate, Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo have secured licensing rights to four of Kubrick's most iconic features - A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, FULL METAL JACKET and THE SHINING - giving them the ability to release officially licensed apparel for the first time. The apparel line draws directly from film assets and features some of the most iconic imagery from Kubrick's legendary oeuvre.
"We're ecstatic to be able to bring a slice of Stanley's vision to life in this form," said Jay Shaw, Mondo Brand Director. "He represents the very elite of filmmakers and has long been an inspiration for all of us both at Mondo and Alamo Drafthouse."
Fans of a bit of the old ultra-violence and Ludwig Van will be in bliss and heaven to learn that the series will launch on February 21st with A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Timed to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of CLOCKWORK author Anthony Burgess, the Alamo Drafthouse will screen Kubrick's dystopian droog tale for one night only at locations across the country. Each ticket will include a commemorative t-shirt featuring Kubrick's seminal CLOCKWORK opening shot of Alex, played by Malcolm McDowell. All other items in the A CLOCKWORK ORANGE collection will be available exclusively on mondotees.com.
As 2017 continues, each quarter Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo will continue to unleash new products and screenings for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, FULL METAL JACKET and THE SHINING.
Alamo Drafthouse theaters participating in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE screenings include:
Houston: Mason Park
San Antonio: Westlakes
You can see Mondo's killer A Clockwork Orange shirt at the very top of this page. You can also pick up tickets to one of Mondo's A Clockwork Orange screenings (happening only at the Alamo Drafthouse, obviously), via this link. I caught the MondoCon screening of A Clockwork Orange in October of last year, and lemme tell ya: if the opportunity arises to see that classic on the big screen, that's an opportunity you need to take. I don't care how big your TV is.
Stay tuned for more on this series as the year progresses. Sounds like Mondo's going to have other speciality screenings for Full Metal Jacket, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and The Shining spread throughout the rest of the year, and we're pumped to see what kind of apparel (and other goodies) they might come up with.