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The Connection

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Genres: Drama
Director: Shirley Clarke
Plot Synopsis:

 A jazz quartet and sundry deadbeat friends hang out in a grungy New York City loft, waiting for their drug connection. They jam, argue, wax philosophical and ham it up for the benefit of a self-important documentary filmmaker and his cameraman. Shirley Clarke s debut feature The Connection magically transforms the ennui of their addiction into bold drama, set to an incredible score by Freddie Redd and featuring Jackie McLean s brilliant sax. A former dancer with a deep love for music, Clarke was born for the moving image. With The Connection, she created the ultimate jazz film a feature of such fluid artistry and bebop editing that the viewer never notices that the 110-minute movie was shot in one room. Camera, actors, and musicians riff constantly with and off each other to electrifying effect. Throughout her career, Clarke broke taboos (making films about junkies, ghetto teens, gay life and avant-garde jazz) and pushed the boundaries of film technique. She was an artist of such intense and innate individuality that there could only be one Shirley Clarke the most independent of all American independent filmmakers.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 24th, 2015
    Movie Release Year: 1962
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Milestone
  • Technical Specs
    Specs:Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack
    Video Resolution/Codec:TBA
    Aspect Ratio(s):TBA
    Audio Formats:TBA
    Special Features:The Connection Home Movies (B&W, 6 mins.)
    A Conversation with Albert Brenner by Ross Lipman (4 mins.)
    Connecting with Freddie Redd (27 mins)
    The Connection-Behind The Scenes
    Photo Gallery
    The Connection trailer Carl and Max at the Chelsea (Color home movie. 4 mins.)
    1959 Radio Interview (29 mins.)
    Two 1964 marketing songs: Who Killed Cock Robin and I m in Love