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1984 – National Screening Event



TUE, APRIL 4 @ 4:00PM, 6:30PM & 9:00PM
National Screening Event

1984

Dir: Michael Radford / 1984 / UK / 113 min

We live in a strange time. When phrases like “alternative facts” have entered the lexicon, George Orwell’s classic 1984 feels unnervingly prescient. That’s why a group of independent theaters throughout the US, have joined forces to protest Donald Trump’s administration by holding a National Screening Day for Michael Radford’s adaptation of Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece. 91 theaters across the country will screen 1984 on April 4th, the date on which the film’s protagonist begins his rebellion against Big Brother by writing a diary. The protest will specifically target Trump’s plan to cut the National Endowment for the Arts from the 2018 federal budget, an act the theater owners call “an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment.”About 1984: Winston Smith (the late great John Hurt) endures a squalid existence in the totalitarian state of Oceania, which suffers under the constant surveillance of the ‘Thought Police’. His role in the Party is to work in a small cubicle at the Ministry of Truth and rewrite history in accordance with the dictates of the Party and its supreme leader Big Brother. But Winston secretly chafes against his routine and place in society…  read more about this on Indiewire.
Check out the list of theaters around the country who will be showing this film in solidarity.
Tickets available at box office 30 minutes prior to showtime
$9 general / $6 members

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