By Shirley CLARKE

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First film - Completed 1961

Shirley Clarke's first feature film was produced by Lewis Allen with money from hundreds of subscribers; like a Broadway play but at that time, unheard of for film. But The Connection, based on the controversial play by Jack Gelber, was far from what they could have imagined.

    • Year of production
    • 1961
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama, Crime
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Shirley CLARKE
    • Writer(s)
    • Jack GELBER
    • Producer(s)
    • Lewis ALLEN
    • Synopsis
    • Eight drug addicts are gathered in a Greenwich Village loft apartment belonging to Leach. They have accepted a fee to allow Jim Dunn, a young documentary filmmaker searching for “truth,” and his cameraman J.J. Burden to film them. They are waiting for their fix from their connection. Meanwhile, four of them play jazz while others are asked by Dunn to relate anecdotes about themselves and their backgrounds. While he directs them around the apartment, Dunn asks them to act normally...