Free Screening, Discussion & Activist Fair
Tuesday, April 4 | Outdoor Activist Fair starts at 6pm | Film starts at 7:30pm | Co-Presented by the University of Arizona Department of English
The screening date of April 4 is also the day Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. Over 90 independent cinemas in the U.S. will be banding together to screen 1984 on April 4.
Following the film will be a talkback and panel discussion on the novel's relevancy to our current political climate, featuring Christopher Cokinos, UA Department of English; Marcia Klotz, UA Department of English; and Bradley Schauer, UA School of Theatre, Film and Television.
Come early to meet representatives from local organizations doing important work in our community. Groups scheduled to appear include ACLU of Arizona; Colibri Center for Human Rights; Planned Parenthood of Southern Arizona; Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation; Tucson Audubon Society; and YWCA Tucson. Copies of Orwell's novel will also be available for sale at this event, courtesy of local independent bookstore, Mostly Books!
This stunning screen adaptation of George Orwell's prophetic 1948 novel envisions a world in which the government completely controls the masses by controlling their thoughts, altering history and even changing the meaning of words to suit its needs. (113 mins., Rated R) Tickets & Info