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The Connection

United States | 1961 | Shirley Clarke

The Connection

Shirley Clarke's boundary-shattering Beat-era classic, based on an off-Broadway play by Jack Gelber, focuses on eight junkies—some of whom play jazz as they wait for their fix in a NYC loft apartment. A preppy young filmmaker (William Redfield) agrees to pay for the drugs if they will let him film the "connection." This taboo-breaking indie movie was initially banned in New York until the state's supreme court OK’ed its release. Has a 92% "fresh" rating on

110 min. New 35mm Restoration! Preserved by the UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding by the Film Foundation. Cleveland revival premiere.

Friday 6/13
Saturday 6/14
7:15 pm
9 pm
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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