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April 4

United Kingdom | 1984 | 113 Minutes | Michael Radford

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event!
Adapted from George Orwell's classic dystopian novel by writer-director Michael Radford, 1984 stars John Hurt as Winston Smith, a drone in a totalitarian state where everything is overseen by Big Brother. Longing for personal freedom, he embarks on an affair with rebel sensualist, Julia (Suzanna Hamilton), and then must be "re-educated by the Thought Police headed by a powerful tool of the state, played by Richard Burton.

A portion of the proceeds from this screening will be donated to ACLU of Washington.

April 4, 2017
SIFF Cinema Uptown  
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On April 4th, 2017, movie theaters across the country will be participating collectively in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the movie 1984 (starring John Hurt who, sadly, just passed away). This date has been chosen because it's the day George Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. We hope that through nationwide participation and strength in numbers, these screenings will galvanize people to come together at the crossroads of cinema and community.

Director: Michael Radford
Principal Cast: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1984
Running Time: 113 Minutes
Language: English