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About the Film:
In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. John Hurt and Richard Burton star in this 1984 adaptation of the iconic George Orwell novel.
1984 will be screened on April 4, 2017 in art house theaters across the country. This day was selected because it’s the day George Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. Orwell’s novel begins with the sentence “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
A portion of tickets will be donated to the local ACLU chapter.
Stay after the film for a panel discussion organized by community partner Writers & Books.
Craig DeLancey is a writer and philosopher. He has published dozens of short stories in magazines like Lightspeed, Analog, Shimmer, and Nature Physics. His novel Gods of Earth is available now with 47North Press.
Edward Ashton is a local author who wrote the dystopian novel Three Days in April.