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The Connection

September 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:50 pm


Two Films by Shirley Clarke 

Reimagining Jack Gelber’s controversial off-Broadway play about a group of addicts—many of them jazz musicians—waiting for a fix, Clarke changed the slumming writer companion of the original to a fly-on-the-wall filmmaker out of the cinema verité scene. The result was a cross-examination of documentary ethics, a demonstration of freewheeling camerawork that erased the material’s stage-bound origins while swinging along to the original jazz score, a cause célèbre of New American Cinema—and a target for eager censors across the United States.

(Shirley Clarke, USA, English, 108 min, 1961, DCP)

Free for members (includes all UWM students). $5 for non-members. Memberships can be purchased at the Union Cinema.


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