Fiction into Film Book Group: 1984 by George Orwell
Hosted by Oblong Books & Upstate Films, Rhinebeck
Read George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, then join us for a screening of the film starring John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, and Gregor Fisher, and Directed by Michael Radford.
Participation in the book discussion is free; the movie screening will require the purchase of a ticket.
Tickets: $10 Adults / $8 Seniors and Students / $6 Upstate Members and kids under 16.
ORDER FILM TICKETS ONLINE IN ADVANCE HERE to guarrantee a seat, or purchase day-of event at the Box Office. (Cash or check only at Box Office).
Nineteen Eighty-Four is the second film adaptation of the George Orwell novel. The film is set during April of 1984 in post-atomic war London, the capital city of the repressive totalitarian state of Oceania. Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government bureaucrat whose job is rewriting history and erasing people from existence. While his co-worker Parsons (Gregor Fisher) seems content to follow the state’s laws, Winston starts to write in a secret diary despite the fact the Big Brother is watching everyone at all times by way of monitors. He silently suffers and tries to comprehend his oppression, which forbids individual human behaviors such as free thinking and sex. He meets Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), who works for the Ministry of Truth, and they engage in a stoic love affair. They are soon found out, and Winston is interrogated and tortured by his former friend O’Brien (Richard Burton in his final film appearance).
The film runs 1hr 53mins