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NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (1984) – ENCORE SCREENING!
April 6 @ 7:30 pm
Our April 4 screening of 1984 completely sold out! Join us for an encore presentation this Thursday, April 6 at 7:30pm.
Starring the great John Hurt – an accomplished actor who we lost just last month – 1984 is a dystopian tale which centers around Winston Smith, a man enduring a squalid existence in the totalitarian superstate of Oceania under the constant surveillance of the Thought Police. The story takes place in London, the capital city of the territory of Airstrip One (formerly “either England or Britain”). Winston works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth; his job is to rewrite and distort history. As a way to rebel and escape Big Brother’s tyranny, at least in his own mind, he begins a diary -an act punishable by death. After he begins an illicit affair with Julia, a bold subversive fellow Member of the Outer Party (middle class), Winston soon finds himself on a dangerous path filled with shocking revelations about the Inner Party (the Fascist controlling party, architects of the infamous surveillance system Big Brother), such as their mass implementation of a strategy called “doublethink” — the practice of holding two contradictory thoughts in the mind simultaneously (alternative facts…).
The Frida Cinema will be donating 10% of every ticket sold to Santa Ana’s Public Law Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which provides free legal services to low income residents and other nonprofits in Orange County. In 2014, Public Law Center staff and volunteers provided over 67,000 hours of free legal services – including to The Frida Cinema – in handling over 4,600 cases, and benefitted more than 8,000 low-income children, adults and seniors in Orange County. The value of this work is $22 million in that year alone. Their work includes counseling, individual representation, community education and strategic policy advocacy and impact litigation to challenge societal injustices. Learn more at http://www.publiclawcenter.org.