This recco comes from arts·meme friend Ross Lipman, who was the chief restorationist for the film …
Just wanted to let you know that Milestone Films is nationally releasing UCLA’s restoration of THE CONNECTION, and it will be running for a full week at the New Beverly, opening this Friday. Shirley Clarke‘s 1961 portrayal of NY junkies (based on the famous Living Theatre stage production) is one of the first “pseudo-documentaries” — it also has some absolutely stunning jazz sequences with the Freddie Redd quartet, including Jackie McLean. Jazz fans in particular won’t want to miss it.
image: THE CONNECTION (Shirley Clarke, 1961)
“The Connection” newly restored | New Beverly Cinema | opens Friday July 20 runs one week