Monday, March 6, 2017

In Rejection of “Alternative Facts”: 1984. One Day Only, April 4th at The Nightlight in Akron

[Press release from The Nightlight Cinema.]
On April 4th, the same day that Orwell’s novel opens on protagonist Winston Smith jotting down thoughts in a forbidden diary, more than 90 art house movie theaters will each screen the cinematic adaptation of 1984 from the year 1984, starring John Hurt. And The Nightlight Cinema is holding it down for Northeast Ohio.

We’re joining in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of “The United State of Cinema,” who’ve made the following statement:

Less than one month into the new presidential administration, theater owners collectively believe the clock is already striking thirteen. Orwell’s portrait of a government that manufactures their own facts, demands total obedience, and demonizes foreign enemies, has never been timelier. The endeavor encourages theaters to take a stand for our most basic values: freedom of speech, respect for our fellow human beings, and the simple truth that there are no such things as ‘alternative facts.’

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