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Nineteen Eighty-Four (R)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 |
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
presented as part of National Screening Day/April 4
Tuesday, April 4
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
*Proceeds from this screening will go toward Pentangle’s Annual Woodstock Union High School Scholarship, which is awarded annually to college-bound seniors who have demonstrated an active interest or participation in the performing or visual arts.*
Pentangle Arts joins over 100 theaters across the country in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts in screening 1984 on April 4, 2017. This date was chosen because it is the day George Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary.
Based on George Orwell’s 1949 novel 1984. After The Atomic War the world is divided into three states. London is the capital of Oceania, ruled by a party who has total control over all its citizens. Winston Smith is one of the bureaucrats, rewriting history in one of the departments. One day he commits the crime of falling in love with Julia. They try to escape Big Brother’s listening and viewing devices, but, of course, nobody can really escape.
Starring John Hurt, Suzanna Hamilton and Richard Burton
Directed by Michael Radford
Running Time: 1 hr. 53 min.