The Connection (DVD)

Directed by Shirley Clarke

Release Year: 1961
Running Time: 110
UPC: 7 84148 01404 3
Color Type: B&W/Color
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama
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William Redfield
Warren Finnerty
Roscoe Lee Browne

Directed by Shirley Clarke
Writer Jack Gelber

Created by director Shirley Clarke at a time when female filmmakers were in short supply, THE CONNECTION shatters stereotypes to become one of the most vital American independent classics. Based on the play within a play by Jack Gelber, the film portrays a group of addicts waiting in a New York apartment for their next hit. Meanwhile, a writer has entered their midst to write a script about those in the group who are jazz musicians, analyzing their every move. With brilliantly written dialogue and kinetic choreography to match its musical players, this long-lost touchstone returns to distribution for the first time in decades with a new restoration from UCLA.

DVD Extras Include:

BONUS FEATURES: THE CONNECTION HOME MOVIES; Interview with Albert Brenner; Interview with Freddie Redd; Behind-the-scenes footage; Theatrical trailer; CARL AND MAX AT THE CHELSEA; Audio tracks of two 45rpm songs including "Who Killed Cock Robin" and "I’m in Love."

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