“Beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”
The late, great, John Hurt stars in one of the most talked (not to mention timely) about movies of 2017… 1984. First published in 1949, English author George Orwell’s chilling dystopian satire has again come to prominence in the ether (and atop bestseller lists) given the current political climate in the United States.
Orwell‘s stark vision of totalitarianism is set in a world where absolute conformity in action, word and thought – including loyalty to “Big Brother” – is demanded. After the Atomic War, the world is divided into three vast states whose inhabitants are dominated by all-powerful governments. Winston Smith (Hurt), a worker, starts an illegal love affair with Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), and becomes the target of a brain-washing campaign to force him to conform. Also starring Sir Richard Burton (in his final film role) and Cyril Cusack.
The date of our screening – April 4 – is significant as it marks the first time the story’s protagonist, writes in his diary ― a major act of resistance against Big Brother, the figurehead of an authoritarian state that uses perpetual war, mass surveillance and censorship to control its people.
Tuesday, April 4
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm
Single tickets $10 in advance HERE | $12 at the door
*All ages welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
1984 (Michael Radford, 1984 / 115 mins / PG) Winston Smith, a bureaucratic flunky living in a totalitarian state, breaks the law by falling in love with Julia. Attempting to escape, Winston and Julia are tracked down by the “Thought Police” and “re-educated” into loving the State.