US cinemas to show Nineteen Eighty-Four in anti-Trump protest
Coordinated screenings across North America set for 4 April to highlight Orwell’s portrait of a government ‘that manufactures facts’
Nearly 90 cinemas in the US and Canada are planning to show the film adaptation of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, starring the late John Hurt, in protest at President Trump’s policies. The coordinated screenings will take place on 4 April, the date that the book’s central character Winston Smith writes on the first page of his illegal diary.
The organisers of the protest have released a statement, saying: “Orwell’s portrait of a government that manufactures their own facts, demands total obedience, and demonizes foreign enemies, has never been timelier.” …
That Orwell was ahead of his time.
But not by much.