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Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
Starring: John Hurt, Suzanna Hamilton, Richard Burton
On April 4, George Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. In remembrance of John Hurt, who died this past January, and in unison with 90 other art house movie theaters across the country, the 1984 film adaptation of 1984 will be presented on the big screen.
In 1984, the world is divided into three vast states, whose inhabitants are dominated by all powerful governments. Winston (John Hurt), a government bureaucrat whose job is rewriting history and erasing people from existence, starts an illegal love affair with Julia, and becomes the target of a brain-washing campaign to force him to conform.
- Director: Michael Radford
- Rating: R
- Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes
- Genre: Drama
“What is remarkable about the movie is how completely it satisfied my feelings about the book; the movie looks, feels, and almost tastes and smells like Orwell's bleak and angry vision. John Hurt, with his scrawny body and lined and weary face, makes the perfect Winston Smith.”
– Roger Ebert