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April 4, 2017 - 7:30 pm

UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum present

1984  (1984)

We join theaters across the country for a screening of 1984, Michael Radford’s adaptation of the novel by George Orwell.  April 4 is the date that Orwell’s protagonist, Winston Smith, begins rebelling against a totalitarian regime by keeping a forbidden diary. The story of a man who takes a stand against an oppressive government–one that attempts to control the bodies and minds of its citizens, manufactures its own facts, and encourages blind conformity – resonates now more than ever.  Shot in bleak tones by Roger Deakins, and featuring John Hurt and Richard Burton in his last film role, 1984 is a chilling reminder of what is at stake for a society that systemically undermines basic, inalienable human rights and values.

35mm, color, 113 min.  Director: Michael Radford.  Production: Umbrella-Rosenblum Films Production.  Distribution: Atlantic Releasing Corporation.  Based on the novel by George Orwell.  Screenwriter: Michael Radford.  Cinematography: Roger Deakins.  Editor: Tom Priestley.  Production Design: Allan Cameron.  Music: Dominic Muldowney.  Cast: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher.