IF ...
1968, Paramount, 111 min, UK, Dir: Lindsay Anderson

More than any other film of the era, IF... perfectly represents the international spirit of youthful rebellion in the late ’60s, establishing a balance between broader, pop culture movies like WILD IN THE STREETS and Jean-Luc Godard's apocalyptic WEEKEND. Boarding school student Travis (Malcolm McDowell) is one of the great screen outsiders, a poetic rebel individualist and sensitive wild man; McDowell, director Anderson and writer David Sherwin imbue him with an emotional honesty and intellectual depth rarely seen in films about youth.