This winter, George Orwells 1984 once again made the best sellers list, 68 years after its initial publication. On April 4th, movie theaters across the country including Upstate Films will be participating in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the 80s adaptation, starring John Hurt.
The second adaptation of Orwells classic novel, Michael Radfords 1984 stars John Hurt as Winston Smith, a man living in a totalitarian state that is dominated by the supreme figurehead, Big Brother. In an attempt to break out, he engages in an illegal affair with Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), before running afoul of Inner Party bigwig OBrien (Richard Burton). Tracked down by the Thought Police, Winston and Julia are re-educated into loving the State. At once a cautionary tale and a wicked satire, 1984 is one of the most famous dystopias in the English language, not to be missed on screen or in print.
Why the April 4th National Screening? This date has been chosen because its the day George Orwells protagonist begins rebelling against his government by keeping a forbidden diary. Almost 90 cinemas will be screening the film across the country this day. To read a statement about the NATIONAL EVENT DAY, visit: http://www.unitedstateofcinema.com/.
*The April 4th screening is for the film only and will not be followed by a discussion.*
Upstate Films Rhinebeck (View)
6415 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
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