Tuesday, April 4, 2017

'1984' to be screened by cinemas worldwide in anti-Donald Trump protest

Via Reddit:  Now almost 200 cinemas around the US and other parts of the world are planning a simultaneous screening of George Orwell’s dystopian classic in protest at the new President.

In the US, the UK, Canada, Croatia and Sweden, the “National Screening Day” has been organised for 4 April by Dylan Skolnick, co-director of the Cinema Arts Centre in New York, and Adam Birnbaum, director of film programming at the Avon Theatre Film Centre in Connecticut.

“In particular, this undermining of the concept of facts and the demonisation of foreign enemies [by the Trump administration] really resonate in 1984," Mr Skolnick told Al Jazeera.

“No one is suggesting that we’re living in Orwell’s world. But the road to that world is people just becoming disengaged and allowing their government to do whatever it wants.”

The novel is centred on protagonist Winston Smith, who resists the establishment in an authoritarian world, which is controlled by one political party amid war and Big Brother surveillance.

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9 comments:

Methadras said...

They will be watching a movie about themselves, though. These idiots don't even understand what they are saying and doing. Besides, the leftists are way way way beyond 1984 at this point.

ricpic said...

Just say Donald Trump and the Democrats and their demented supporters explode into a two minute hate session.

Lem said...

You all remember when Merkel was getting spied on by Obama? The PM of Germany.

AprilApple said...

Leftists - YOU are 1984.

Amartel said...

We've been living this movie for the past 8 years but it's only real to the proglodytes if they see it projected on a screen. Typical.

Amartel said...

Cult-induced mass hysteria.

AJ Lynch said...

Liberals are insane...how do I make that little "TM" mark for trademark after something?

edutcher said...

How many of these twits ever read it?

AllenS said...

It's crazy times.