CineCulture & CMAC: 1984 Tuesday, 4-4 @ 1555 Van Ness Ave.

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CineCulture & CMAC: 1984 Tuesday, 4-4 @ 1555 Van Ness Ave.

Postby mhusain » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:10 am

On April 4, 2017, over 180 independent movie theaters across the country in 165 cities, 43 states, as well as screenings in Canada, England, Sweden and Croatia will be participating collectively in a national event screening of the 1984 movie "1984" in support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

This date was chosen because it's the day George Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. Participants in this event strongly believe in supporting the NEA, NEH and CPB, and see any attempt to scuttle these programs as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment. This event provides a chance for communities around the country to show their unity and have their voices heard.

"1984" is showing admission free at the Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) on Tuesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. The film is rated R, and runs 115 minutes.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the importance of free speech and the arts. Panelists include Catherine Campbell, Civil Rights Attorney and Fresno Filmworks Advisory Board Member; Peter McDonald, Fresno State Dean of Library Services; Douglas Fraleigh, Fresno State Communication Department Chair and Freedom of Speech Scholar.

More information about the national event can be found here (http://unitedstateofcinema.com); information about the screening and panel discussion at CMAC is available here (http://cmac.tv/1984).

This screening is being presented with support from CMAC, Fresno State CineCulture
WILPF, Fresno Center for Nonviolence, Fresno Filmworks, Sarah Minasyan MD &
Jason Marengo MD, and Arte Américas and Peace Fresno.

Directed by British filmmaker Michael Radford, "1984" is the second film adaptation of the George Orwell novel. Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government employee whose job involves the rewriting of history in a manner that casts his fictional country's leaders in a charitable light. His trysts with Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) provide his only measure of enjoyment, but lawmakers frown on the relationship -- and in this closely monitored society, there is no escape from Big Brother.
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